A triple bill of operas: Il segreto di Susanna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; Zanetto by Pietro Mascagni; Rita by Gaetano Donizetti. Presented by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama at the Barbican Silk Street Theatre in times of Covid-19. Without an audience, the seating removed to make space for a socially distanced orchestra of fifty players. The production was live-streamed. Continue reading
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Presented at Opera Holland Park in the summer of 2018. Continue reading
Simon Corder was honoured as a Knight Of Illumination in 2017. Continue reading
Opera by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, presented by Opera Holland Park in the summer of 2016.
“The nightmarish hallucinatory quality of the music in the final scenes is reflected in lighting designer Simon Corder’s shifting play of light and shadows.” – Clare Colvin, Daily Express, 7 August 2016
“There are some wonderful moments early on, where sudden tricks of light make Herman’s social world look sinister and grotesque, and we become acutely aware of the proximity of reality and nightmare in his mind.” – Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 3 August 2016 Continue reading
Opera by Bohuslav Martinů, written in 1958 – presented in a Martinů double bill with Alexandre Bis at the Silk Street Theatre at the Barbican for Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Continue reading