September 12, 2012

Theatrical Design for Ensemble Parallele’s Great Gatsby


In February, Rapt teamed up with Ensemble Parallele for the third time for their production of John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby. Our videos received awesome praise in several reviews.  The projections included the ominous eyes of T.J. Ikleburg, Oculist, the Valley of the Ashes, and Myrtle’s Death scene. We can’t wait to get to work on EP’s next production Ainadamar at YBCA in 2013. Watch a few excerpts from the performance:

“Many aspects of the production reach a level close to perfection… Austin Forbord’s videography is some of the best I’ve seen anywhere for an opera. His projections from the driver’s point of view in Gatsby’s yellow roadster were highly effective, and his use of the “T. J. Eckleburg, Oculist” billboard became a coup de theatre when its glasses suddenly lowered down and surrounded Gatsby and paramour Daisy on the stage.   –San Francisco Classical Voice


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