Aida – Opera Hedeland

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Presented in the Hedeland open air amphitheatre August 2018.

Well thought out by scenographer Simon Corder and costume designer Gøje Rostrup.
– Henriette Devantier – Ungt Teaterblod, 7 August 2022.

DirectorRodula Gaitanou
Set & LightingSimon Corder
CostumeGøje Rostrup
ConductorCarlo Goldstein
ChoreographyJannik Elkjær

Hedeland is a 15 square kilometer recreational area recovered from gravel pits, located not far from Roskilde. The 3,500 seat amphitheatre was constructed between 1994 and 1996, it is the largest permanent outdoor stage in Denmark.

photos: Mikal Schlosser

“The Greek director Rodula Gaitanou, who in 2019 received an award for her production of Lucia de Lammermoor in Hedeland, together with scenographer and lighting designer Simon Corder and costume designer Gøje Rostrup, has created a relatively minimalist setup that is not particularly “Egyptian” or”Ethiopian”, but works. However, best after the intermission, when darkness has descended and with light an intimate space can be created around the main characters of the performance, and the character of the opera as a chamber play becomes clear. The scenography is beautiful in all its simplicity.” – Anne Holm, Ascolta, 5 August 2022

“…, we got sweeping ensemble pieces with choreography, blowing fabric and gold so it just beats – which stood in strong contrast to the enslaved women dressed in red dresses à la “Handmaid’s Tale” and the Ethiopian prisoners of war, all wearing the same shade of blue in uniform. It was a play with colors that supported music and narration. Well thought out by scenographer Simon Corder and costume designer Gøje Rostrup.” – Henriette Devantier, Ungt Teaterblod, 7 August 2022

The winter view – photo: Simon Corder