the royal opera house


Haytham’s Flashback 


Omg this was one of the show I was working on just before I left my workshop last summer and I have FINALLY been shown a production shot!!! Each crucifix and each Jesus was hand made using a lengthy process involving hand made fibreglass moulds, various plastics, metal, and silver paint. I think we made about 1000 of them? I can’t remember, those months are fogged by how much plastic vapour I inhaled.

But doesn’t it look amazing? Norma for the Royal Opera House

Marianela Núñez in Swan Lake, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, February 2015, © ROH, Alice Pennefather.

Nuñez confirmed her indisputable supremacy as the ideal 21st century interpreter of the classic. Her rendition of Odette’s sadness and fear is something that should be recorded for posterity. So is the powerfully elegant display of bravura of her Odile, even though she too played a tad too much with the seduction mime.