In Simon McBurney’s recent production for De Nederlandse Opera we used a kind of visual foley to create scenery – objects in abstract close up becoming mountains or chalk drawings creating the texture of a forest, constantly merging from one into another. On top of this was layered pre recorded footage or other live cameras. The production transferred to the ENO in 2013.

We used a series of broken projection surfaces that actors, signers, chorus and extras were constantly moving though. We could project from the front, the back and all over the floor.

  • Director
  • Simon McBurney
  • Location
  • De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, 2012
    • Location
    • ENO, London, 2013
      • Location
      • Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, 2014
Schikaneder, great showman-impresario that he was, would surely have approved
The Times