Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Presented at Opera Holland Park in the summer of 2018.
“…the space comes into its own when it houses Violetta’s deathbed in a finale that’s doubly strengthened by Simon Corder’s expressive lighting.” – Geoff Brown, The Times, 31 May 2018
“…Simon Corder’s lighting, a tricky prospect at Holland Park where part of the performance
takes place in daylight, works a treat. It is a long time since any La traviata looked and felt as
beguiling as this.” – Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 30 May 2018
“The ending is equally emotive when, under Simon Corder’s evocative lighting, we see Violetta die in Alfredo’s arms.” – Sam Smith, MusicOMH, 1 June 2018
“Designer Cordelia Chisholm’s spare set of metal framed glass doors, beautifully lit by Simon Corder, is reminiscent of a 19th century railway station where everyone is rushing to catch a train.” – Clare Colvin, Daily Express, 3 June 2018Photos: Robert Workman and Ali Wright