Light animations on the façade of the theatre for the opening of the season. From Monday to Wednesday big videomapping show inspired by the Crepuscolo. The projection of the first three parts of the Ring continues, Tuesday presentation at the Cantieri.

A great videomapping show on the facade of the Teatro Massimo to celebrate the opening of the 2016 opera season, which will open on Thursday 28 with the Götterdämmerung directed by Graham Vick, the fourth and last part of the great Wagnerian cycle entirely produced by the Theatre. From the day after tomorrow, Monday 25, to Wednesday 27, the Theatre will come alive with lights from 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m., a narration in three episodes that will develop the eternal theme of the struggle between good and evil, with the theatre as the maxi-screen but above all as the protagonist. A 3D projection, which the whole city will be able to attend, with the most modern audio and video technologies. The facade of the Teatro Massimo will, as if by magic, come to life. The flashing and colourful universe of videomapping, capable of merging graphic and cinematographic knowledge with information technology, design and architecture, is a universe in full expansion. The creative director is Luca Pulvirenti, the logistics and technical management by Sinergie Group.

Videomapping is a new technology based on light that transforms and enhances a place, it is a new frontier of art and technology: it consists of projecting computer graphics ‘images’ onto real surfaces, resulting in spectacular 3D projection effects. A reality augmented by technology, but also a way of enhancing artistic and architectural heritage. Through a play of light and sound, the artist involves the public, who are completely absorbed in the installation in a process of ‘rapt enjoyment’. The effect on the viewer is one of absolute wonder and the audience feels part of the work of art. 2015 has been proclaimed the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies by Unesco.

Thus, the premiere of Götterdämmerung will be approached. Those who wish will be able to ‘review’ the earlier parts of the great Wagnerian cycle. In the Sala Onu at the Teatro Massimo, after yesterday’s screening of Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), today at 5 pm Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) and tomorrow at the same time Siegfried. Free admission. Finally, on Tuesday 26th, at 5pm, in the Sala Florio of Palazzo De Seta, presentation of Götterdämmerung, “Le addensate ombre nei vivid colori che aprono gli abissi alla redenzione” by Salvatore Aiello, for the association Amici della lirica Ester Mazzoleni.