Andrew Fastman

Andrew Fastman

Los Angeles, CA, US


Ariadne auf Naxos Production design, Los Angeles Opera

Commissioned to design
the production of Strauss’
Opera for Bill Friedkin’s
freshman opera outing, The
approach on this unique
project was a minimal,
stripped down production
focused on the kinetic action
of the players themselves
while eschewing the ornament
of traditional stage set
Act 1 featured a
2-story backdrop formed from
collaging ruled surfaces to
freate folds and voids, thus
defining the space. The
approach for Act 2 entailed a
naturalistic angle, using
“rockwork” to create a cave
through which characters
could emerge and retreat.
All sets were
constructed locally, under
supervision, in the Opera’s
shop out of readily available
materials and methods.

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Status: Built
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

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