Designer of Bregenz Festival Sets Dies

Maria Wanda Milliore, originator of the fantastical lake opera sets at the Bregenz Festival, died on May 12th aged 96.

It was for a performance of Mozart’s Bastien et Bastienne in 1946 that she conceived the novel design, variations of which continue to this day.

A history of these designs, together with fascinating pictures, is available here.

And here is a short documentary on the construction of the lakeside set for the 2014 production of The Magic Flute:

 

Originally posted at Composition:Today ©Red Balloon Technology