La Traviata

directed by Rodula Gaitanou and designed by Cordelia Chisholm, at Opera Holland Park, 29 May - 22 June 2018

At the end of my second year at university I undertook several placements. One of these was with the scenic art department at Capital Scenery, a team of four scenics, led by Megan Hunt. While I was there I worked on this stunning set, designed by Cordelia Chisholm, for Opera Holland Park’s production of La Traviata. Most of the work I did on this set was gilding, using dutch metal leaf to gild the timber structure that contained perspex mirror, which another artist foxed to create an antique effect.


Production photos by © Robert Workman and Ali Wright for Opera Holland Park
All other content © Madeleine Young 2018