Design for Opera – The Birds (BDA_UK171)

Design for Opera is a five week conceptual studio based project, on offer to second year undergraduate and postgraduate Royal Welsh College designers. Choosing from a range of operas, speculative designs are created as final scale models and drawings for Wales’ Millennium Centre main stage – home to Welsh National Opera, who are project co-collaborators. This year we have kindly been given permission to include in our operas ‘The Birds’ composed by Ed Hughes, with its wonderful poetic libretto by Glyn Maxwell - first performed by The Opera Group, London, in 2005.This is a very exciting opportunity to work on contemporary opera and share design concepts through new music theatre derived from Aristophanes’ classic masterpiece.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama