Set and costume design for opera
Director // Tim Hopkins
Venue // Hackney Empire
Opera by Francesco Cavalli from a libretto by Giovanni Faustini
Layered set that keeps opening, drawing the characters in, together with the audience. As it opens, it gives an illusion of freedom, but only temporary. It shows another closed and hectic space that transforms, but never gives a possibility to escape.
Destroyed world of Arcadia is experiencing a rebirth. However, everything that we see growing, is a distorted and devious version of nature.
Zofiówka Hospital in 1908 and 2018 - inspiration for the dried out Arcadia