Design Statement:

Cosí fan tutte is diverse in mood as it transverses comedy, romance, and the destruction of illusion all within 3 hours. I began my design inspired by the circular nature of the storyline, and the symmetry of the characters. Given the roundness and the back-and-forth between locations in the storyline, I was lead to design a turntable. With this, I was able to smoothly transition between interior and exterior scenes. Then, I began playing with opposing angles and asymmetry to display the conflict and torment within the characters. "Nature taking over" was another phrase both the Director and I latched on to, and so greenery and the wear of the architecture by natural elements was also important. FInally, all of this was set in late 18th Century Italian sea-side, and so my research in the architecture and decor of the time was crucial.

Production Photos

Color Model Photos

Preliminary Photoshop Rendering

Research Images

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White Model Process Photos

Paint Elevations

Drafting Plates