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    JUNE 2012: THE MARIINSKY THEATRE PRESENTS "VERDI'S MESSA DI REQUIEM"
Verdi's Requiem, the Italian master's only composition of musical drama that is not an opera, has gone down in the history of music as the most theatrical version of the traditional Catholic Mass for the Dead.
 

 
Musical Director and Conductor Valery Gergiev; Director Daniele Finzi Pasca; DProduction Concept Daniele Finzi Pasca and Julie Hamelin;Set Designer Jean Rabasse; Costume Designer Giovanna Buzzi; Lighting Designer Alexis Bowles and Daniele Finzi Pasca; Video Projections Roberto Vitalini for BASHIBA.com; Make-up Designer Chiqui Barbé
Messa di Requiem Production Photos by Roberto Vitalini   Requiem Photos by Roberto Vitalini on Flickr
Mariinsky Theatre   Mariinsky Theatre
 
 
    FEBRUARY 2012: THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY PRESENTS L'AMOUR DE LOIN
 
BASHIBA Amour de Loin Video Projections
 
BASHIBA Amour de Loin Video Projections
 
Director/Lighting Designer Daniele Finzi Pasca; Set Designer Jean Rabasse; Costume Designer Kevin Pollard;
Seascape Projections
Roberto Vitalini for BASHIBA.com; Artistic Associate Julie Hamelin;
Assistant Director Gabriele Finzi Pasca; Assistant Lighting Designer Alexis Bowles
Canadian Opera Company   The COC Presents Love from Afar, the Canadian Premiere of One of the 21st Century's Great Operas
Love From Afar Creative Team   Cast and Creative Team
 
 
thestar.com logo
"If I had seen nothing but the stunning Act IV sequence on board the ship headed for Tripoli, where the work of the other designers is joined by eloquent projections from Roberto Vitalini, I would have been able to go home content from the visual splendour..."
Full Article   Thursday, February 2, 2012 | THESTAR.com | Richard Ouzounian, Theatre Critic 4 star out of 4
Full Article   Friday, February 3, 2012 | TORONTOSUN.com | John Coulbourn, QMI Agency 4.5 star
 
 
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"The second half was less restive and more effective, thanks in part to Roberto Vitalini's gorgeous stage-filling video projections."
Full Article   Friday, February 3, 2012 | The Globe and Mail | Robert Everett-Green
 
 
    JUNE 2011: AIDA, MARIINSKY THEATRE, ST.PETERSBURG
BASHIBA Aida
Director/Lighting Designer Daniele Finzi Pasca; Set Designer Jean Rabasse; Light Designers Daniele Finzi Pasca and Alexis Bowles; Video Designer Roberto Vitalini for BASHIBA.com; Artistic Associate Julie Hamelin.
MARIINSKY's production of "Aida", première on June 11, 2011 at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg during the White Nights Festival.
The Moscow Times    Aida Wins Plaudits in Minimalist Show, The Moscow Times
BASHIBA Video on VersaTubes    BASHIBA Aida Video Set Design - VersaTubes
BASHIBA Video on VersaTubes    Aida, 4 nominations for the Golden Mask (season 2010-2011)
Aida Photos    Aida Photos by Drugoi
 

 
AIDA TV:
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    JULY 2009: L’AMOUR DE LOIN, ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA, LONDON COLISEUM
Director/Lighting Designer Daniele Finzi Pasca; Set Designer Jean Rabasse; Costume Designer Kevin Pollard;
Seascape Projections
Roberto Vitalini for BASHIBA.com; Artistic Associate Julie Hamelin;
Assistant Director Gabriele Finzi Pasca; Assistant Lighting Designer Alexis Bowles
BASHIBA Panorama Opera   BASHIBA Panorama | Opera (from Vision to Reality, one page, one image)
L'Amour de loin (Love from afar)   L'Amour de loin (Love from afar) BASHIBA Flickr SlideShow
L'Amour de loin (Love from afar)   L'Amour de loin (Love from afar) YouTube Trailer
L'Amour de loin (Love from afar)   L'Amour de loin (Love from afar)
 
 
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"From the opening moment where a shock of blue silk floats over the audience's heads to the stage we are in a kind of temporal limbo with psychedelic seascapes ultimately suggesting an eternal divide. What is so wonderful about Finzi Pasca’s work, assisted by Jean Rabasse (set), Kevin Pollard (costumes) and Roberto Vitalini (video), is that it opens up the poetic range of a score that has hitherto seemed overly static. That quality didn’t disappear on Friday, but the sensitive use of acrobats, acting as the singers’ spirits, minimised it."
Full Article   Sunday, 5 July 2009 | FT.com | by Andrew Clark 5 star
Full Article   Monday, 6 July 2009 | Financial Times Europe | page 11 | by Andrew Clark 5 star
 
 
independent
"From the opening moment where a shock of blue silk floats over the audience’s heads to the stage we are in a kind of temporal limbo with psychedelic seascapes ultimately suggesting an eternal divide."
Full Article   Saturday, 4 July 2009 | The Independent | Edward Seckerson
ENO Podcast Amour de Loin   Edward Seckerson discusses ENO's UK premiere of L'Amour de loin | Podcast 20 minutes
 
 

Opera Today
"Saariaho's writing works best describing images like the ocean crossing, one of the most brilliant scenes in this production where light images are projected onto waving expanses of silk."
BASHIBA Panorama Ocean Crossing
Full Article   Tuesday, 7 July 2009 | Opera Today | Anne Ozorio
 
 
MUSICALCRITICISM.com
"The opera thus has a wonderfully delirious character. This is enhanced by the sumptuous prolificacy of Pasca's staging; dancers and acrobats shadow the singers, creating a multiplicity of dramatic horizons that was used to good effect here, suggesting shadings and echoes of a character when they are being invoked by others on stage (much as the music does). Excellent use was made of the full height of the Coliseum, with dancers and singers often being raised up to the heavens on large moons or swings or fabric. The sets were, like the shiny and spangly costumes and make-up, dazzling. Complex and immersive projections (the wispy columns and clouds that overlaid two figures in the distant landscape journeying to Tripoli in the introduction to the second half were particularly effective) sat comfortably alongside simple devices such as the small projection screen managed by the two jesters (who themselves added another element of confusional aesthetics)."
Full Article   Sunday, 5 July 2009 | MusicalCriticism.com | Stephen Graham
 
 
THE CLASSICAL SOURCE
"Pasca’s work in acrobatics and physical theatre (which will be familiar to fans of “Cirque Eloize” and “Cirque du Soleil”) cues an awe-inspiring spectacle of cart-wheeling gymnasts, spirits being flown high above the stage, fantastically elaborate stuff involving yards of billowing, diaphanous material, amazing video projections and virtuoso lighting effects. Golly, you might think, as you goggle at someone whizzing death-defyingly through the air or gaze transfixed at the beauty of the floating screens or the video of the sea-journey."
Full Article   Saturday, 4 July 2009 | ClassicalSource.com | Peter Reed
 

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