Watch: Designer Es Devlin on Les Troyens
Taking a break from creating stage shows for the world's top pop acts, the designer talks about her creative process.
4 July 2012 at 10.17am | Comment on this article
We recently caught up with Es Devlin, the designer behind the epic set for Les Troyens.
In this short film the designer talks in detail about the process of designing an opera and why model boxes are made for every main stage production. She also explains why clear design is essential for the teams who build the sets and props as well as the director.
Es has designed several sets for operas at the Royal Opera House, most recently for David McVicar’s production of Salome, which returned to Covent Garden earlier in the season. She also designs stage shows for the world’s top pop and rock, recently working with the likes of Kanye West, Take That and Rihanna.
In a few weeks, the attention of billions will be on Es’s work as the closing ceremony of London 2012, which she designed, will be broadcast to the world.