“I am following my destiny.”
Natalie took me to see Madam Butterfly last night as a beautiful surprise. The current production at the opera house is a visual feast.
My mind kept wandering off noticing the stunning lighting. I noticed how the lighting directed the attention of the audience by keeping the centre of interest brighter. Simple chiaroscuro and design principles. Yet beautifully done.
The whole design of the set, costumes and themes was magnificent.
I left stimulated visually and moved by the tragedy of Butterflies story. The shibari in the introduction was stunning. While Butterfly’s entrance breathtaking.
My mind still swirls with ideas to play with visually. The power of the pause. Timing. Space. The space between. Music is such an inspiration for the visual artist.
Feeling loved… what a beautiful and stimulating evening with my partner….
Photograph and text copyright © Len Metcalf 2019