John Frame - Faust and Mephistopheles

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Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
John Frame joins S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures to talk about his production design for the Lyric / Portland Opera's Faust
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John Frame joins S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures to talk about his production design for the Lyric / Portland Opera's Faust
John Frame joins S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures to talk about his production design for the Lyric / Portland Opera's Faust
John Frame joins S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures to talk about his production design for the Lyric / Portland Opera's Faust
Artist and animator John Frame makes his operatic debut as production designer for Portland Opera's Faust

 

Sculptor, composer, and animator John Frame last talked with S.W. Conser in 2012, when the Portland Art Museum hosted his exhibition Three Fragments of a Lost Tale.  Now, Frame has returned as production designer for Charles Gounod's Faust, a co-production of Portland Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

In this conversation, Frame talks about his fascination with the centuries-old characters of Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles, as well as his love for the archetypal imagery which informs the hand-hewn masks, set pieces, and shadow animation he designed for the stage.

 

An expanded version of this episode, with additional web-only content, is available at this link.

And if you'd like to enjoy our 2012 interview with John Frame, the audio can be found at this link.

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