One of the groups set designs.

NZ Opera - Year 8 Design Creative Workshops

Published on Friday, 7 July 2017, 9:57 a.m. Print Article


Design Creative NZ Opera Workshop

On the 28th, 29th and 30th of June, I had the absolute pleasure of being one of the film crew for the NZ Opera Creative Workshops. The opera that was chosen for visual arts students was ‘Carmen’, written by Georges Bizet in 1875. It has a complex storyline, which ends with a murder. Carmen is a gypsy girl from Seville.
A group of 25 Visual Arts students attended the workshop. They were split into four smaller groups, and over the three days, each group made a set design and costume working with completely different interpretations of the story. One group chose to present a 1920’s theme while another made a dress for Micaela, a minor character in the story. It was amazing to watch people’s creativity, endurance and teamwork. The results were outstanding! Every participant should be so proud of their incredible effort.
The set designs and costumes will be exhibited at our open evening on the 24 July in Hillary shared space and thereafter a couple will be taken to the Isaac Royal Theatre entrance hall and be on show for the official production of ‘Carmen’. Tickets can be purchased here from Ticketek .
Well done to, Isabelle, Chumani, Billie, Hayley, Mia, Ngaire, Poppy, Annabel, Kate, Rio, Bobbie, Alexus, Diego, Negin, Ben, Sam C, Mason, Sam P, Theodore, Tom, Nadia, Yuki (students who participated) and Taylor for helping with the filming.
Article by Emily Cropp