Opera Stage Design (2008)


A huge tree stood in the centre of the stage and light design for the opera Xerxes by Georg Friedrich Händel. Surrounded by architectural structures from which the performers could appear or depart. The tree was made out of hundreds of white chinese paper lanterns in various sizes, whereas the architectural structures were build out of white fleece fabric.

The materials could be used to illuminate the tree as well as the structures in different colors, easily.

The play was performed at the former St. Mauritius Church in Saarbrücken and at the Saalbau Homburg by the opera class of hfmsaar professor Yaron Windmüller.

Stage design with rehearsal lights
Illuminated tree, center piece of the stage


  • Direction: Yaron Windmüller, Ute Münz
  • Light & stage design: Philipp Alexander Neumann, Maik Helfrich

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