Prometheus - Carl Orff (Part II)
Opera by Carl Orff, 1968
Bachelor's degree final project
Model of stage design concept 1:25
Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU)
The leading visual image of this opera is based on transformation of choir's costume. Oceanides' wings are transforming from the coffins as an image of the hopeless human race under mighty Zeus through patronizing Prometheus to constructing trees of Limbo which is in Greek mythology described as an endless forest in infinite white space. Motive of universe is metaphor for Caucasus as Prometheus is not literally chained to the mountain but he is trapped surrounded by the primal symbol of life.