The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Elroy Ashmore

Wienner Blut

Wienner Blut
  • Production: Wienner Blut
  • Company: Clonter Opera
  • Venue: The Britten Theatre, London
  • Year: 2005
  • Directed by: Geoffrey Saunders
  • Composer : Johann Strauss
  • Lighting Design by: Simon Hutchins
  • Costume Design by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Photography by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
  • Image © Elroy Ashmore
This operetta was originally set in 1814-15 during the Congress of Vienna when the map of Europe was re-written following the Napoleonic Wars. We updated it to 1919 when the European was once again being re-written after The Great War. At that time Vienna was one of the most interesting capitals of Europe where future dictators, scientists, engineers and thinkers not to forget the artists and architects of the Vienna Sezession such as Klimpt and Hoffman.