The Floating Stage For ‘André Chénier’ By David Fielding In Bregenz, Austria

August 22, 2011


Under the artistic direction of David Poultney, stage designer David Fielding brings the opera ‘André Chenier’ to life for the ‘Opera on the lake’ floating stage (‘Seebühne’) of the 2011 Bregenz Opera Festival in Bregenz, Austria.

The waterproofed set is built directly into Lake Constance, mounted upon a concrete core anchored into the base of the lake, while wooden poles support accessory structures of the stage. Fielding’s design for ‘André Chénier’ is dominated by an oversized face and torso– modeled after the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat.

Written by Italian composer Umberto Giordano, the opera retells a story of love and death during the French revolution.

The Bregenz festival performances of the show run through august 21st, 2011, with additional performances in the summer of 2012.

Read the original blog post here on Designboom.