Working with Bloomsbury Opera we looked to develop a narrative that would fit the contemporary interpretation of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, in the intimate setting of Goodenough College. The interpretation of the Opera is to be set in a culinary academy, to be proposed as a school of lovers. This is to be a temporary instillation for two shows.
Looking at the relationship that coexists between love and food, there were many elements that can symbolize love in the act of cooking. Symbolizing the plate is the stage, elements that come onto it are the spices and ingredients to the dish. Utilizing polycarbonate to give an element of transparency, and juxtapose the history and ornamentation of the great hall. Projections were used as an aspect of storytelling and to change the scenography during the performance with out scene changes.
A collaboration with Felix Graf