Venue: Opera North
Director: Aletta Collins
Set Design: Giles Cadle
Costume Design: Gabrielle Dalton
Projection Design: Andrzej Goulding
The swelling storm is impressively conjured, too, and while the orchestra booms, the sparing but striking use of projections (designed by Andrzej Goulding) supports the mood well. Matthew Haskins’s lighting aids this dramatic moment as well as the gentle conjuring of—not magic, in this version, but gentle wonder. For instance, both staging and light provide a slightly otherworldly feel to the appearances of Alidoro, the prince’s tutor who presides over the story, bowler-hatted and upright like a Man from the Ministry ex machina.
Mark Smith British Theatre Guide