No four fists help everyone against fate for a hallelujah. But there are at least two things you need to get to the heavenly judgment: the clothes for the boy. The quasi “private” and the public.
In which two clothes the vulture appears, this question is of national importance. In this regard, Tobias Moretti has to be content with a supporting role in public attention.
Is it nude or just cream?
It is the first dress that the Buhlschaft wears in the production that more or less sets the color code. And again this year in modern high German: Nude – a form of skin color that may diverge in humans, of course, and that lies beyond all diversity debates in our latitudes somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
Which will certainly also lead to the debate as to whether this year’s nude might not be a cream after all. The sequin throw should show the dress in many different shades anyway.
The pants suit and the consequences
Valery Tscheplanowa also appeared on stage in Nude last year. But, so the astonishment on the board stage of the Salzburg World Theater: She came along as a modern woman in the pants suit.
This year it is again the dress that defines the initial appearance of the boyhood. The pants suit then comes into its own in the second part of “Jedermann”, so to speak, partially hidden. Because under the red dress, which is virtually set in the color choice, the pants suit of the previous year flashes through playfully.
ORF2 broadcasts “Jedermann” live on the premier day, August 1st, at 9:15 p.m. live – more on that in the report on the ORF broadcasts from Salzburg.
Not a millimeter of fabric too much
Already on the dress in Nude you can see how much manual work the tailors have invested in this piece of wardrobe. Sequins and small glass pearl necklaces cover the entire dress like a second, sparkling skin.
In many sessions, this dress was tailored precisely to the contours of the boyhood, costume director Jan Meier reveals, as if it were a kind of second skin. Not a millimeter of fabric was wasted here, the work was so precise in the 272 hours that this dress took.
This year, the trouser suit was packed in the red, quasi-public dress of the Buhlschaft; yes, under the belt buckle of the red one can also recognize something like a play of fashion around the topics of dress, trouser skirt and trouser suit strewn with sequins. Like the dress in nude, the dress is cut very body-hugging for everyone’s table party.
“Difficult year for the selection of fabrics”
It was difficult, “Jedermann” costume designer Renate Martin reveals, to choose the fabrics this year because you couldn’t travel anywhere due to the “lock-down”. Some of the fabric samples were sent via WhatsApp in photo form – which was a delicate undertaking when choosing the color red because of possible color distortions. But in the end you are very happy with this red fabric.
Acting boss Bettina Hering said that the boy had a say in the design of the dress. “Caroline Peters is a full professional, and of course she knows how a dress should work on stage,” says Hering. Peters would treat the dress as an “iconic cipher” and on the one hand cite images of women in the choice of dress. But, according to Hering, Peters will of course be playing with these patterns – “and she sees the dress with a wink”.
There are no replacement clothes
There is no replacement set for both dresses of the Buhlschaft. “We have substitutes and perfect tailors for emergencies,” said Meier with a smile.
What became clear when the dresses were presented. This boyhood is one of the largest in the history of the festival. But the height of the boy is treated in Salzburg with diplomatic noblesse on request.