A Fantastic Bohemian
Scenographer, Set Designer & Prop-maker
Director: María Inés Olmedo
‘The Tales of Hoffmann Revisited’. Grimeborn Festival- music by Jacques Offenbach with new orchestrations by James Garner, with English translation by Jeff Clarke. Words and direction by María Inés Olmedo at the Arcola Theatre, London.
An immersive experience, performed across three spaces through Arcola’s building, which takes place during the artistic and cinematic Golden Age of Mexico (1930’s-1950’s).
By relocating this opera from a Tavern in Nuremberg in the late 1880’s to a Dance Hall in the 1940’s, Talia recreated this artistic atmosphere where audiences were invited to step into a fantastic bohemian universe, meeting these historical characters and encounter vice, love, passion, treachery and all timeless signs of human condition and operatic poetic in one night.
Production photos: Patrick Baldwin