Perhaps the most drastic experiment, with the decision to utilize as the space of action only a platform behind the orchestra and the semicircular staircase that normally serves as a concert venue for the Choir. No costumes nor props. The Choir during its interventions remains on the platform with the scores in hand.
Such an installation, combined with the concert set up of the Orchestra, led to a violently expressive impact of the sound and emotional aspects of the opera. The characters, undress of any artifice, remain essential, almost at the mercy of the text, with the result of a strong enhancement of the dramatic lines of Verdi’s writing.