Cleveland Institute of Music
We were so excited to design and build the scenic decor elements and stage set for the Cleveland Institute of Music 2019 Opera. Rameau’s sumptuous opera Hippolyte et Aricie takes us into a magical world of heroes and lovers, goddesses and monsters, forest creatures, sailors and hunters. Its rich orchestration and thrilling vocal writing tells a compelling story (based on Racine’s Phèdre) of the young lovers Hippolyte and Aricie kept apart by their devotion to the goddess Diana and by Phèdre’s illicit love for her stepson. Co-produced by CIM and CWRU, the opera is staged in period style with baroque dance and a baroque orchestra. All performances include projected English text.