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L’Orfeo

Weiner Staatsoper, 2021
(speculative opera)

Set: Jida Akil & Ken Nakajima
Costume: Jida Akil
Lighting: Ken Nakajima


Inspired by a combination of ancient greek architecture, brutalism, and colour, the design creates the setting of Thrace & Hades as vivid transformative worlds through the perspective of Orfeo’s emotions and psyche.

The inspiration for the costumes pulls directly from the textures and colours of the set & lighting to create an all-encompassing visual dramaturgy. By using contemporary silhouettes and contrasts in the colour palette, the interpretation appears timeless yet energetic. 

Set renders by Ken Nakajima / Drawings & Storyboard stills by Jida Akil






© Jida Akil 2022