The Italian companies De Sisti & Coemar light up the traditional nativity scene mounted in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.
The nativity scene, which includes 31 terracotta figures, is the work of Alfredo Troisi, general secretary of Fondazione Verona per l’Arena – www.alfredotroisi.it – It has been offered to the Holy Father by the Italian region of Veneto.
The structure is a part of the scenic design of the Gaetano Donizetti’s Grand Opera Elisir d’Amore.
Warm white and cool white are skilfully blended to light the high part of the nativity, creating an incredible moonlight effect and a realistic incredible fire torch on the ground.
The cavern is the fulcrum of the entire project, the light increases gradually close to the nativity scene, while the manger with its backlight effects represents the focus of the entire lighting design.
De Sisti, Coemar and Area Italia intend to express their gratitude to the Director of Vatican’s Department of Technical Services, to the Rev. Rafael Garcìa de la Serrana Villalobos and to the chief electro-technical officer Pier Paolo Crocetta.
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