The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Carmen

Carmen
  • Production: Carmen
  • Company: Icelandic Opera
  • Venue: Harpa
  • Year: 2013
  • Directed by: Jamie Hayes
  • Choreography by : Lara Stefansdottir
  • Composer : Bizet
  • Lighting Design by: Bjorn Guthmundsson
  • Costume Design by: Helga Stefansdottir
  • Set designed by: Will Bowen
  • Design © Will Bowen
This was Carmen updated to the Spanish civil war - a much more brutal environment. The black and white flat imagery reflected the use of photojournalism to bring the horror of the war to the general public.