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Yannis Kokkos at La Scala

by Vittoria Crespi Morbio.
Essay by Vittoria Crespi Morbio, An Artist of the Fluctuant World.
Appendices: Biography; Catalogue of the Works; Chronology of Productions.
Amici della Scala – Grafiche Step Editrice, Parma 2018.
Italian – English edition, pp. 181.

Scenographer, costume designer, and director, Yannis Kokkos is one of the leading figures in contemporary theatre. Greek by birth and Parisian by choice, he developed a highly original conception of dramaturgy, starting from drawing, the matrix of the creative idea: drawing whereby the stage action unfolds, in its perspectives, like an ongoing flow. Essential rather than decorative, the stage according to Kokkos enchanted the audience of La Scala in a historic version of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and masterpieces by Wagner, Gluck, and Pizzetti. Elegance and simplicity are steeped in a symbolic intensity echoing the theatre of ancient Greece.