The returN of ulysses

Set & costume design for Monteverdi's English National Opera 1989. Directed by David Freeman

David Roger has designed a handsome set of wide open spaces, framed by classical columns and a huge crumbling wall that looks out to the boundless seascape, a simple door that while serving as a symbolic link between mortals and gods could just as well be the entrance to the past of Ulysses' endless voyages or to the limitless nature... a vivid sequence of beautiful images evoke the simultaneity of victory and of Life." Robert Henderson 'Opera'
"Roger's magnificent set... one leaves the theatre drained, elated, walking on air." Max Loppert, Financial Times.

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