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La Scala Theatre

If I think back to the huge emotion I felt while setting foot for the first time at La Scala Theatre of Milan, I feel like crying!

Zeffirelli handed me the task of making the stage jewels for Don Carlos. It was the first time that I engaged at the opera house and I had to deal with dynamics and techniques that were completely different from those in cinema.

I was used to tiny dimensions, which were then zoomed in with the camera, but now I had to create different jewels: large enough, but without being excessive.

The most exciting thing is that I designed the jewels of this opera in the laboratories of La Scala in Milan!

Freely based on the book “I’m Nobody! My long journey between art and life. Gerardo Sacco, conversation with Francesco Kostner”