by Robert Hugill

    "Designer/Director David Fielding set the opera in a flexible single abstract set in greys and whites. The rear of the set included a huge cross-shaped opening which Fielding the designer used to characterise the various scenes using a variety of drops and projections. From the opening, two things became apparent. First, Fielding was giving the opera a contemporary setting. The whole scene was strikingly designed in just black and white, with the monks cafeteria style trays striking a very modern touch."