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ELISAVA with opera

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Seven students of the Degree in Design of ELISAVA have participated during the last term of the 2011/2012 academic year with the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Collaboration, in line with Audio Visual Project subject, expected to create different visual capsules to illustrate some of the operas scheduled at the Liceu.


School students have worked operas of Richard Wagner, Jacques Offenbach and Antonín Dvořák, have assessed the different elements involved and have chosen those aspects they wanted to emphasize in his speech. Raffaella Perrone has been responsible for project coordination and Sergi Carbonell of tutorization.

The website of the Gran Teatre del Liceu give visibility to the programming of each opera through audiovisual creative reinterpretation of ELISAVA students.

Der fliegende Holländer - Richard Wagner

Authors: Martí P. Palau and Ariadna Veas

The project aims to reflect what the opera is from an emotional point of view, exploring the possibility of creating links with the viewer through images displayed: gestures, details, movements that everyone recognizes and that are synonymous of universal feelings.

Through real image a series of very tight and specific shots are performed, capturing only the details, focusing on the subtleties of small actions. Thus, the story of The Flying Dutchman makes his way up to the climax. There aren't unnecessary shots. All represent or refer to specific emotions.

The fact of filming it in black and white is not random: the style of the narration and the images and music used demanded the image to have this treatment, giving a much more serious and consistent look according to the general aesthetics of the piece.

The aim of capturing the emotions, feelings, and finally the climax of this story, leaving aside the objective narration is to display the "guts" of the opera, showing it as what it is: a mixture of love, joy, redemption but also filled with moments of sadness, loneliness or anger. The Flying Dutchman is a story full of nuances and deep and visceral emotions that have the ability to thrill the audience, making them identify themselves with those feelings and furthermore helping them to understand the story as what it truly is: a timeless tale.

 

 

The Tales of Hoffmann by J. Offenbach

Authors: Pol Bas and Daniel Planas

The piece tells briefly the opera The Tales of Hoffmann by J. Offenbach. Animated illustrations represent some scenes of the story.

Our idea it is not to tell literally the whole story, but to focus on the most important details for us in order to get the essence to show the audience a different view from the original plot.

Each scene attempts to show the feelings and experiences of the main character.

The song "I Do" by Rob Costlow has been chosen according to the audiovisual piece to stress the melancholic and nostalgic character of the opera.

 

 

Recipe of feelings - Rusalka

Authors: Irene Mallafré, Carla Molins and Patrícia Peix

Feelings are something intrinsic to an opera. Rusalka is represented through those feelings which decide the fate of its main character. Culinary art shows innocence, sweetness, love, treachery, disappointment and death as elements that interact, and lead the audience to the climax and denouement of the plot. Therefore, the resulting cake is itself Rusalka’s opera, due to it contains all the ingredients to be represented.

 

 

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