Check out this Behind the Scenes look at the new production of Rossini's Moses in Egypt at New York City Opera this coming season. They've teamed up with director Michael Counts, to put on a non-conventional, completely new staging of this opera. (Perhaps the first full production of the work in over 100 years?) It looks like it is going to be a truly stunning event. I'm thinking that this is going to take the use of multimedia in stage works to a new level, like the next generation of The Enchanted Island from last year's Met Season.
The artistic team took countless photographs of water, sky, sea, fire, and inks that create interesting and abstract visuals that serve as the world surrounding the characters. This is a truly innovative way of combining classical traditions and forms with our contemporary lives - modern art at it's finest.
"Light is the essence of the spirit" - couldn't have said it better myself. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did, and many thanks to Steve for sending it my way!
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