The Opera "Medea" at the Boston Opera House
In 1987, I was asked by the legendary art director of the Boston opera house, Mrs. Sarah Caldwell, to help create a set based on the statues of the artist Jon Gardella. Sarah invited me to accompany her to Athens to see the archaeological structures in order to combine them into the set design. This was a fascinating experience to work with this great woman who didn't rest for a minute. The works of Jon were beautiful but he did not know how to place them on stage and how to create the appropriate environment. This was where I entered the picture. The two of us created an impressive set. It was built in Tel Aviv, then sent to Boston and constructed on stage under my supervision. It included about 20 very large elements such as a long bridge of 28 m. The set contributed a lot to the success of the show.