Exploring the set design for Werther

The process of designing a set is fluid and ongoing. Both practical and aesthetic considerations often change as ideas develop, and references and inspirations can come and go throughout. When designing the set for Werther, we went through a few versions, finding the balance we needed between naturalism and abstraction, what we needed practically, what […]

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Music for a Venetian Orphanage

This autumn, English Touring Opera perform a programme of music written by Vivaldi for the Ospedale della Pietà orphanage in Venice. Vivaldi spent most of his life working at this orphanage, which was a place where illegitimate children of local aristocrats were sent. Amongst the distinguished guests invited to performances was Jean-Jacques Rousseau who described […]

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