NABA Set Design Area is glad to announce the many recognitions received by its students, alumni, and lecturers, within the last few months, under the guidance of Course Advisor Leader Margherita Palli, that confirm its positioning.
Congratulations to BA in Set Design ex-students, Chiara Calvi, Gaia Bozzi, Martina Sala that in collaboration with Nicola Di Lollo, almnus of the BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts, realised the video for the mezzo soprano Andrea Nino, being awarded the first prize in the Opera category of the Concorso di Canto Lirico Virtuale SOI Fiorenza Cedolins, created within the first lockdown by the famous soprano.
This year the prize took into consideration for the evaluation of the projects presented, not only the vocal and musical quality of the artists but interpretation, staging, costumes, set design, direction, and interpretation as well.That was the starting point of the collaboration between Set Design and Media Design and New Technology Areas for the creation of two videos for mezzo soprano Tea Franchi and Andrea Nino.
In the winning video, artist Andrea Nino, that currently studies in the Accademia of Teatro alla Scala, transformed the rondò “Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto” (I was born to breathlessness and tears) at the end of "La Cenerentola" by Gioacchino Rossini, into the victory of women against home violence, a tragic and current theme, rendered with minimalist dryness in the direction and editing by the alumnae of the BA in Set Design.
Congratulations to Serena Sinigaglia, opera director and NABA lecturer, as well, for being nominated art director for his appointment as artistic director of the historic Teatro Carcano in Milan, together with Lella Costa. In her presentation speech, Serena Sinigaglia defined theater, today more than ever, a place that must become essential in the life of the neighborhood and the city well beyond the evening opening hours, not to be limited to its central activities, accompanied by a whole series of meta-theatrical initiatives such as workshops, parties, meetings, presentations, debates, comparisons, lunches, dinners, and visions to intersect the evening ritual with the ordinary daily. An open Teatro Carcano, where everyone know they can be welcomed at any moment of the day.
Lastly, Federica Santoro and Michela Negretto, students of the BA in Set Design, curated, under the supervision of lecturer Alice De Bortoli, the project dedicated to the reconstruction from the descriptions of antique figures and costumes for the opera "Fetonte", designed by Nunzio Galizia, within the exhibition “Fede Galizia. Mirabile Pittoressa” dedicated to baroque paintress and available at Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento from July 3rd to October 24th, that develops within a journey through the art of XVI and XVII Century.