In Drawing 2 we were going to Portland Opera’s rendition of Tosca (http://www.portlandopera.org/), in my 3-D design class we were talking about scale and how it relates to sculpture. Those two concepts collided in gigantically marvelous images I found from an event every summer in Austria.
I had noticed in my DK Eyewitness Travel Book for Austria a very curious image last May. It was what appeared to be a dining table and chairs partially sitting in a body of water. On closer inspection I realized it was a stage set, making humans look Lilliputian! What I was looking at was Seebühne, a floating opera stage, that is a part of the Bergenz Festival in the summer. You may have seen their set for Tosca which was featured in a James Bond film: Daniel Craig ran along scaffolding battling bad guys amidst a humongous eye. Check out Bergenz’s incredible interpretations of great operas, there is a wonder-struck element to them indeed! http://presse.bregenzerfestspiele.com/en/history-bf-20090000-0