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Baron Lodovico Ottavio von Burnacini, grotesque figure




Burnacini, Baron Lodovico Ottavio von, b. Mantua (Italy) (?), 1636, d. Vienna, Dec. 12, 1707, Italian theatre architect and set designer, succeeded his father Giovanni Burnacini as set designer at the Imperial Court in Vienna; not only did he design decorations, stage machines and costumes for all theatre performances at court for almost 50 years, he was also the favourite architect of Emperor Leopold I; B. constructed one wing of the Imperial Palace, renovated the Favorita and created 1666-1668 the Theater auf der Cortina in the location of the future court library, 1676/77 altered parts of Laxenburg castle, 1683 directed the reconstruction of Ebersdorf castle, 1687 designed the "Plague Column" on "Graben" square in Vienna and designed several monuments; his figurines and sketches are now in the Austrian Theatre Museum in Vienna.


Literature: F. Biach-Schiffmann, G. and L. B., Theater u. Feste am Wr. Hofe, 1931; F. Hadamowsky, Das Hoftheater Leopolds I. und das Kostümwerk des L. O. B., 1948; S. Solf, Festdekoration und Groteske. Der Wr. Bühnenbildner L. O. B., 1975.


 
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