Salome – The Seven Spheres

Moon sphere from Utah Opera's Salome

Salome – The Seven Spheres

Posted by Opera Gal in Sets 14 Oct 2013

In last week’s interview with Vita Tzykun, the Set and Costume Designer for Salome, she mentioned the importance of one of the set elements – seven spheres. The spheres represent the phases of the moon, and also play a prominent role in Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils. Here’s a peek at them being developed in the scene shop:

From welding…

Moon sphere from Utah Opera's Salome

Moon sphere from Utah Opera's Salome

 

To painting…

Moon sphere from Utah Opera's Salome

Moon sphere from Utah Opera's Salome

 

To grinding and sanding and the final touches of paint.

Moon sphere from Utah Opera's Salome

Moon sphere from Utah Opera's Salome

 

The spheres will be rigged with lighting inside so that they will glow from the stage.