L’OrfeoWeiner Staatsoper, 2021
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