Tannhauser di Richard Wagner

TANNHAUSER di Richard Wagner

TANNHAUSER  di Richard Wagner

China National Center for Performing Arts ( Beijing 2016 )

Regia, Scene, Video di Pier’Alli.

Direttore: Lu Jia

Realizzazione Video: Unita C1

Servizio fotografico: Unità C1

Famous European opera director Pier’ Alli serving as the director and the stage designer led the team that had produced Norma for NCPA to create elaborate stage design for this production. Reputed for the original and farsighted creation concepts, he used lots of symbolic elements in stage design and character portrayal, so that the background of time and culture was accurately and perfectly presented in Norma. Symbolism was also highly employed in Tannhauser by Pier’ to probe into the salvation theme, which helped the audience to fully understand the exploration of topics like love and life in this opera.

(Excerpted from Beijing Youth Daily of Mar. 3, 2016 written by Lun Bing.)


The visual presentation of the stage in Tannhauser was full of symbolism. The director and stage designer of this opera, a famous European director Pier’ Alli, made the core of the stage a majestic building. This design not only made it possible for the scenes to switch swiftly but also contained profound implied meaning. At the same time, Pier’ employed abundant screen images and videos to enrich the visual effect of the stage. Combining the videos with music and stage performance properly, Pier’ expanded and extended the limited stage space into infinity in many scenes of Act I and Act III.

(Excerpted from Guangming Daily of Apr. 8, 2016 written by Niu Mengdi.)


Italian director Pier’ Alli built a huge palace-like construction in the center of the stage and two lines of stairs in the two sides. When the lateral side of stage was turned to the audience, two gates revealed, one gate to deterioration and the hell, the other gate with the sculpture of the Goddess. This design not only saved time for the setting of the stage but also had a strong visual impact on the audience. Besides, the technique of projection which was widely used in international stages in recent years was also applied to this production. It turned the stage into a space with many different kinds of feeling and implied meaning. In addition, the design of this construction was equal to a sound reflector which gave the sound in the stage better reflection angles. No wonder that the stage sound of this production is of the best effect in NCPA’s productions of Wagner.

(Excerpted from Beijing Evening News of Apr. 11, 2016 written by Ke Hui.)


During recent years, as for the performance of Wagner’s operas, people had lower requirements for singers but higher ones for directors. The great progress in television shows, films and even IMAX 3D made the traditional, realistic stage production very childish and unreal. On the contrary, abstract, expressionist, and symbolic contemporary art and visual art gradually rose up on the stage. The magic of opera art therefore revived and turned to a new page. Pier’ Alli never try to please the public with claptrap, nor will he stick to convention. He made the best to unleash the potential of the super stage in NCPA. The combination of the revolving tree-like construction, light and multimedia made it easy to shift scenes and had great visual impact on the viewers. The comparison between holy and degeneration, and that between purity and lure were like the shift of yin and yang, which revealed a sense of Taoism, which is a traditional Chinese philosophy.

(Excerpted from Music Weekly of Apr. 13, 2016 written by Bu Zhi.)

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