Donald Edmund Thomas


Lighting Design

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Katya Kabanova

Opera by Leos Janacek

Produced by Florida Grand Opera
Directed by Bernard Uzan
Conducted by Stewart Robertson
Settings Designed by Andre Barbe
Owner: l'Opera de Montreal
Lighting Designed by Donald Edmund Thomas
Costumes Designed by Joyce Gauthier
Date: February, 2001

Act 3 Finale, A lonely spot overlooking the Volga River, Night.

Review: Andre Barbe's abstract set design is a huge, sharply angled wooden parabola, its barren starkness underlining the oppressive provincialism of the Russian town. In addition to presenting some stunning visuals, Donald Edmund Thomas's remarkable lighting was most evocative in suggesting the characters' interior motivations.
     - Lawrence A. Johnson, Music Writer, Sun Sentinel, South Florida, February 10, 200x, Arts & Entertainment,