Saturday, September 1, 2012

CDP September Theme Day: 'People Watching'



Madame Butterfly performance at the São Carlos National Theatre, Lisbon's Opera House.
It's all fake. It's a cardboard audience, the actors/singers are mannequins and the orchestra is replaced by Puccini's recorded music. This is part of an exhibition called
'São Carlos Nights': 220 years of opera in this theatre.
More to come in the next days.
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39 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Great !!!
Perfect photos for this theme day!

Lois said...

Nice Theme Day post, especially with that huge eye watching over the cardboard people in the audience!

Dina said...

What an idea! I wonder what Puccini would have thought of it.

220 years of opera in the same place, wow!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

OMG!!! JM, this is just an amazing image! The idea of an all fake performance and audience filling an opera house - and to get this fabulous shot with the big eye "watching" - can't stop looking at it!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It is quite spectacular, amazing that it is all fake. Diane

Kate said...

Someone had a creative idea! The eye is kinda creepy, tho...reminds me of "big brother" concept.

Halcyon said...

I was almost convinced by the first shot. What a funny idea, but I really, really like it. Very creative.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is definitely one of the most unusual 'people watching' images I've seen today JM, what an amazing project.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What fun :)

Birdman said...

This is a fun image for today's theme.

cieldequimper said...

How strange! Fun I suppose. For a minute I thought you were in the limelight on the stage!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

ok, this is different. what an odd idea to have a cardboard audience. great capture

JM said...

@Ciel: I was! The theatre is real. :-)

Sylvia K said...

What terrific shots for the day, JM!! Such a different, wonderful exhibition! I love it!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute!

Sharon said...

Very clever post today. I'd enjoy this history of opera exhibition. I love the beauty and drama of opera.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When I first saw the thumbnail of your post, my first thought was to wonder how it was that photography was allowed during a performance. You had me fooled.

RedPat said...

Fabulous!

Rob Mandy said...

A truly spectacular fake!

orvokki said...

Amazing. !!
And interesant.
Have a nice Saturday-evening.

Lowell said...

Incredible! Fantastic post for the theme! I'm going to keep an eye on you! You're going to go far!

Kay said...

Fabulous post! I love everything about it. Beautifully captured and what an amazing exhibition. It must be very nice to experience it with the music, too, albeit recorded.

joo said...

Terrific post!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A unique take on this month's theme. Nice of São Carlos to cooperate with you. (wink)

Buck said...

A fabulous idea, and how wonderful of you to find and share it! A great way to interpret the theme!

Jo said...

very clever!!!

Lynette said...

How amazing! Thanks for sharing for Theme Day!

LONDONLULU said...

What a great twist on theme day and lovely photo! I'm very intrigued by this exhibition.

Randy said...

My favorite of all the theme day shots.

Tanya said...

oh that is just awesome jm, the eyeball people watching us!

ladyfi said...

What an amazing idea!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Fake people ... not that is a new approach ... perfect for me who is too shy to take people photos ... maybe I should rush out and try and find a cardboard cut out before the theme day linky closes :-)

Babzy said...

As usual you found the perfect shots for the theme ;)

VP said...

I am amused and indignant at the same time! Great choice for this Theme Day.

Cezar and Léia said...

A full audience made of cardboard, wow, that's quite unique!
God bless you!
Cezar

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The eye is GREAT!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Interessante!
Grande escolha para o tema do dia!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Really interesting and original proposal for the theme day. One of my favourites!

Gunn said...

Great work!