Behind the Scenes: Così fan tutti
Updated: Jul 6, 2021
Marieke has spent the past few months directing a virtual opera film adaptation of Mozart's Così fan tutte with Supernova Opera. Given the challenges that performing artists have been facing due to COVID-19, Marieke came together with Reever Julian and Henry Griffin to create a new kind of production. While most virtual "Zoom" operas make little sense when characters are unable to physically interact with one another, Marieke decided to create an adaptation that was uniquely meant for a socially distanced film setting. She also made changes to the Italian libretto to address historic sexism and racism in the opera, All blocking, acting direction, lighting, and camera direction has been taking place on video calls. Post-production has made use of virtual remote server editing interfaces.