of the Quartier Latin and Montparnasse is excellently counterfeited
in Pasetti's "Bohème". In Puccini's "Mantel" there is a scene under
the Pont neuf with the broad banks of the Seine and Notre Dame in
the background which is full of the lowering impending tragedy.
Fundamentally different is Pasetti's "Turandot" setting for the munici
pal opera in Berlin from that which he did for the Munich National-
theater, but both full of rich oriental Arabian Nights' phantasy. His
decorations for the "Nacht in Venedig" made this work by Johann
Strauss a permanent feature of the repertoire of the opera house
Unter den Linden. It is a tonal symphony of perfumed color harmo
nies, reaching its highest pinnacle of achievement in the ballet of
the doves on St. Mark's square in Venice.
Frankfort, Cologne, Berlin, London, Spain and America are all in
possession of stage settings by Professor Pasetti. Everywhere, where
this eminently great artist has had an opportunity to create, his work
has been a source of joy and deepest satisfaction. Trans, by E.T.S.
Bühnendekoratïon zu „Wolkenkratzer",
Pantomime von Carpenter
Stage Setting for "Skyscrapers",
Pantomime by Carpenter
PROF. LEO PASETTI