By W.A. Mozart
Production originally created
for the Komische Oper Berlin
Co-produced by Los Angeles Opera
and Minnesota Opera
Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky
“1927” (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt)
and Barrie Kosky
Revival Stage Director
Set and Costume Design
Thomas C. Hase
Wig and Make-up Design
Production Stage Manager
"The concept, a collaboration between Komische Oper Berlin and London-based performance group "1927," (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt), was utterly unique, and Cincinnati Opera's production values were top notch….The animation was the source of many laughs and pleasant surprises, giving the producers and the director opportunity to reflect their vision of the piece through the staging. Daniel Ellis' direction was excellent. The pacing and humor of the piece were perfect, the story was crystal clear, and the concept allowed him to draw out (no pun intended) moments that may have been missed in a more traditional version. He benefitted from performers who were magnificent movers, able to interact with the projections with grace and precision."
"...This retelling of a beloved opera is modeled after silent films, which the members of 1927 clearly love....The magic comes to life as moving images are shown on the screen around the singers, who then interact with them in surprising and carefully crafted ways under the masterful direction of Daniel Ellis..."
- City Beat (Sarah Viola)
Photos courtesy of Cincinnati Opera.