ZAUBERNACHT & MAHAGONNY-SONGSPIEL: A PROJECTION DESIGN
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The following thesis navigates the artistic ideas and concepts, design process, and execution of Paul Deziel’s projection design for Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland – College Park’s production of Zaubernacht and Mahagonny-Songspiel, an opera double bill. The production opened April 5th, 2019 in the Kogod Theatre at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Zaubernacht was composed by Kurt Weill with the libretto by Wladimir Boritsch, and conducted by Tiffany Lu; Mahagonny-Songspiel was composed by Kurt Weill with the libretto by Bertolt Brecht, and conducted by Craig Kier. The double bill was directed by David Lefkowich, with scenic design by Ryan Fox, costume design by B. Benjamin Weigel, and lighting design by Christopher Brusberg.