Edinburgh Studio Opera
St Andrew's and St George's West Church
Director: Thomas Henderson
Designer: Molly MacDonell Finlayson
This was my third collaboration with Edinburgh Studio opera, and first with Thomas Henderson (now working with Magnetic Opera). We were faced with a church which had no lighting positions, and only limited power. On a tight budget I acheived a rich, golden feel for the ball, a cold close for the prison scenes and specials for some arias. The minimalist set meant that lighting had an important role to play in creating and possessing the space.