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Director Chas Rader-Shieber updated the piece by more than 200 years and placed it in the 'Disco' era. Since the title character's vanity is a trait that can be associated with any time period, Rader-Shieber's inventive late twentieth century drawings and props fit the main focus of the libretto perfectly.
Lisa Saffer as Semele. Photo © 2006 Tim Fuller
The sets were simple but often amusing. One fascinating piece of furniture was a couch that resembled a pair of red lips. Costume designer David Zinn dressed his singers in striking 1980's style outfits and, in some cases, enormously high heels.
Stephanie Blythe as Juno (left) and Heather Buck as Iris. Photo © 2006 Tim Fuller
Copyright © 5 February 2006
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