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.
 
 
 
 
ALESSANDRA SANTINI, Wales  
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama