Opera Lafayette
at The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
and the Kaye Playhouse, NYC
Director: Oriol Tomas
Maestro: Ryan Brown
Scenic and Costume Design: Laurence Mongeau
Lighting Design: Rob Siler
Stage Management: Chloe Ekker

February 2020
photo credit: Louis Forget

"Laurence Mongeau had designed a simple but striking set of strong lines dominated by a series of interlocking frames that served as doors, gates, pillars, and changing venues. Wires were strung from the top beams to the stage floor creating pleasing verticals and diagonals, and, caught beautifully by Lighting Designer Rob Siler, they conjured up images of suspension bridges but also vaguely jail bars. Most importantly, the symbolic forms did not detract from the singers but rather framed them throughout the evening and kept them in strong focus."
-DC Theatre Scene
"Laurence Mongeau's set comprised simple interlocking rectangular forms embellished with parallel cables stretched to connect. It was Rob Siler's lighting design that created the appropriate atmosphere for each scene."
-Voce Di Meche
"Oriol Tomas' direction was clear and well blocked, and Laurence Mongeau funished a skeletal but effective set and apt period costumes, the whole well lit by Rob Siler. It did not feel like a 'tour stop' performance in any sense."
-Gay City News
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