Scene design with projected image for The Tales of Hoffmann
Maker and role
Artist: Franco Colavecchia, American, born England, 1937
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Printed paper with ink and acrylic, mounted on board
sheet, 14 x 17 3/4in (35.6 x 45.1cm)
Gift of the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts
Opera by Jacques Offenbach. Produced by the Piedmont Opera, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2000.
Prodded by his friends (and fueled by drink), Hoffmann's hero recounts the stories of his ill-fated love affairs. Franco Colavecchia appropriated staring eyes, flayed heads, and other scientific illustrations to suggest the horrifying world of the young man's memories or dreams.
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