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RUSALKA——OPERA

Collaborative Projects & Concept Design

Rusalka, a water spirit, lives with her family in the pure waters of the forest lake. When she falls in love with a Prince, she sacrifices her voice and leaves her home in the hope of finding true love in a new world – a world that does not love her back.

I loved this opera and I couldn't resist each and every one of the fantastical stories. I researched the life of the Czech composer Dvorak in detail and used his homeland of 'Bohemia' as inspiration for the design of the elves.
At the same time, because of the non-human nature of these characters, I have created connections between them and creatures such as plants, animals and insects. These hidden connections have been a big part of my design process.

Director: Hannah Noone

Costume design & drawing: Yuqi Liu

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