Interview with Allen Moyer – Set Designer for the COC’s ‘Die Fledermaus’

29 Sep

Lavishness and grandeur are two of the aesthetic qualities many expect from an operatic performance, and responsible for delivering on those expectations is a tight-knit quartet comprised of the director, lighting designer, costume designer, and of course, set designer.

Allen Moyer is one said set designer, and a highly prolific and respected one at that – with over fifty opera productions, countless theatre and musical productions, and an impressive list of awards and nominations to his name. No stranger to the Canadian Opera Company stage (having designed both The Flying Dutchman and Nixon in China) Moyer is back in town working on Johann Strauss II’s bubbly Die Fledermaus which opens October 4th.

We had a chance to speak with Moyer about his career, creative process, influences, and his bucket list. Have a listen to our extensive  conversation, and be sure to check out examples of his other work below, as well as a special COC video about the construction of the daunting Fledermaus set.


For tickets and more information about the COC’s production of Die Fledermaus head over here.


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