THE BARBER OF SEVILLE - SEATTLE OPERA 2017
MARION OLIVER MCCAW HALL, SEATTLE WASHINGTON
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Tracy Grant Lord
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER
"Daniel Pelzig’s Spanish-accented choreography and Matthew Marshall’s imaginative lighting enhanced the look of the show"
Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times
“The creative team including director Lindy Hume, assistant director and choreographer Daniel Pelzig, production designer Tracy Grant Lord, and lighting designer Matthew Marshall created a fantastic production with nine Spanish-inspired doors and 12 windows.”
“I would never recommend a live stage performance solely because of the set. Story and performance always take precedence. I will now make an exception to that policy, probably the only time you’ll ever catch me doing that.
The design for Seattle Opera’s current production of The Barber of Seville is so intricate, mesmerizing, colorful and just plain fun, that it alone is worth the price of admission. Then add to that Rossini’s effervescent music, and the superb singing and acting in this production, and you are spending a couple of hours in aesthetic heaven.
I can’t praise the set without also praising the lighting. Tracy Grant Lord (from Auckland, New Zealand) was the production designer and her lighting partner was Matthew Marshall (Sydney, Australia). Their South Pacific addresses are explained by this Barber being a co-production with Opera Queensland and New Zealand Opera.
Duane Kelly, duanekelly.net
“Lighting designer Matthew Marshall has an especially busy role to play with disco lights and follow spots for this Broadway-style production. Once again we can be grateful for General Director Aidan Lang's connections to arts in the antipodes that brought to Seattle the debuting artists who are responsible for this colorful and hilarious production.”