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Bettina John

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Bettina John

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Biography

New Professional

I’m an international set and costume designer working in the field of opera, dance, music theatre and music video. With a degree from Goldsmiths University, I had been working as a costume designer and artist internationally for a few years before doing a masters at Wimbledon to widen my skill set and work as a set and costume designer. I graduated from Wimbledon in 2018 with a master in theatre design. Now, more than ever before, after everything that has happened in recent months, I’m interested in carving out a varied career that allows me flexibility and work in a variety of disciplines and industries, which seems to be the hardest goal to aspire towards. I want to be at the pulse of time and be part of change. So, while I love doing a 150 years old opera in an opera house, I also love getting involved in immersive, site specific or devised projects and work as an equal collaborator and as part of a team of creatives. If this speaks to you, do get in touch.


Die Walküre by Richard Wagner

Role:
Set and Costume Design
Year:
2021
Venue:
Hackney Empire
Company:
Arcola Theatre

Grimeborn Opera Festival 2021 transforms the opulent Hackney Empire stage for three nights with a special adaptation of the second act of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Two strangers, Sieglinde and Siegmund, meet in a storm. Their chance encounter rapidly turns into a consuming love affair. But their connection is not all as it seems…

Fleeing for their safety, the couple spark the fury of their father, plunging the world into an apocalyptic battle for power.

Director Julia Burbach and Conductor Peter Selwyn reunite with Designer, Bettina John after their critically-acclaimed take on Das Rheingold (2019) with a bold reimagining of the second act of Wagner‘s Ring Cycle.

Accompanied by the Orpheus Sinfonia, an orchestra of 18 musicians, Grimeborn Festival brings Jonathan Dove’s stirring adaptation of Wagner’s magical opera of gods and goddesses to Hackney Empire in the heart of East London.


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