by George Frideric Handel • Pittsburgh Opera

Textaline backed art-deco screens designed by Cary Xu served to both catch the imagery and allow the conductor, orchestra and performers to be selectively revealed. We used an existing staircase to position Semele for her ascention into heaven, and her eventual immolation by fire as she is granted her wish to see Jove in his true godlike form. She sings: Ah me! Too late I now repent.....

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