Tag Archive: Design

  1. The stunning 14-15 season at Opera Atelier!

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    The time has finally come: today we get to share with you details of Opera Atelier’s 2014-2015 season and we couldn’t be more excited!

    There are lots of ways to check out all the great stuff we have in store for you!

    1.     The Toronto Star – check out this great Star story about our amazing season photo shoot!
    2.     Our website – we have details posted about our 14-15 shows here. (Don’t miss the video!)
    3.     Our Facebook page – get a sneak peek at some of the inspiration behind our season image.
    4.     This blog – check back … Read more

  2. Bruce – The Mozart’s Magical Castle Build-A-Dragon

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    Bruce the Dragon

    Much like a vision or dream, the opportunity to be a part of this exciting experience came on sudden, without expectation, and without preconception. And much like a dream, so came Bruce, the dragon installation I designed and built with my stellar creative team.

    Joe Pagnan’s Bruce the Dragon installation for Mozart’s Magic Castle.

    Joe Pagnan’s Bruce the Dragon installation for Mozart’s Magic Castle.
    Come join us at Casa Loma and help cover him with scales!

    From the onset, his creation and concept came out of being a child. My team was told to think and act only as a child would think and act regarding him. For example, the … Read more

  3. Behind the Magic – our Mozart photoshoot

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    Ever wondered how we create such stunning photographs? Check out this photo gallery to see the making-of our Magical Mozart and the kids of Opera Atelier!

    Connect with us and see what’s happening at Mozart’s Magical Castle in December. @OperaAtelier #MozartMagic

  4. Mozart’s Magical Castle

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    Magical Mozart and the kids of Opera Atelier, ready for a month-long adventure! Photo by Bruce Zinger

    This holiday season, Opera Atelier and Casa Loma will partner to create Mozart’s Magical Castle, a month-long installation which will bring Toronto’s castle to life with the sights and sounds of Mozart’s beloved opera The Magic Flute. Running December 1-30, 2012, this unique interactive installation will feature a variety of performances, educational workshops, and creative activities that will expose participants of all ages to the music, dance and story of Mozart’s most famous opera in the magical environment of Casa … Read more

  5. A backdrop from inspiration to completion.

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    I was listening to Gerard Gauci, our Resident Set Designer, speaking the other day, and I’m so excited to share with you some of his details on how a set design goes from an idea in his mind to the final pieces you see on our stage!

    This production is all about nature – much of Der Freischütz (The Marksman) is set in a German forest – and so is the set design. What we see is culture broken and nature taking over. The Romantic period is about a newfound doubt in society and civility, and a fascination with the … Read more