The joy of lighting
I had the great pleasure of working on Hiba Al Kawas’s opera ‘Lights of Andalusia’ with a brilliant multi-national crew in the Royal Opera House in Muscat, a creative team that was fun and in two weeks produced a great piece of work.
Hiba Al Kawas’ stunning production of ‘Lights of Andalusia’ received it’s world premiere at the Royal Opera House Muscat.
Directed by Andreas Morell
Produced by Rima Karimeh
Writer Nada el Hage
Conducted by John Axelrod
Scenography by Adán Hernández
Artistic director dance Ricardo Lopez
Lighting design by Matthew Davison
Sound design Igor Fiorini
Video artist Stefi Böse
Stage management Gerald Stollwitzer
The show combines artists from Spain with those from the Middle East. The flamenco side represented by guitarist José Maria Gallardo del Rey, dancer José Maldonado, the Ballet Carment Cantero & Ricardo Lopez dance company. Hiba Al Kawas joined by Saudi singer Abdul Rahman Mohammad, and the Arab Andalusian Ensemble and vocalists. The Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, conducted by John Axelrod.
I had some specials made up by 180 rental for the light drops, 39 of them coming down from the fly tower they looked spectacular. 180 also shipped all the fog and hazer fluids to Oman.
Photos by Matthew Davison & Khalid AlBusaidi © ROHM 2014