The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

La Boheme

La Boheme
  • Production: La Boheme
  • Company: Icelandic Opera
  • Venue: Harpa
  • Year: 2012
  • Directed by: Jamie Hayes
  • Composer : Puccini
  • Lighting Design by: Bjorn Guthmundsson
  • Costume Design by: Filipia Eliasdottir
  • Set designed by: Will Bowen
  • Design © Will Bowen
In Reykjavik's new concert hall Harpa, all of the scenery has to remain onstage throughout. We used simple sliding screens with front and rear projection as well as live shadowplay to give a taste of the early twentieth century setting.