Leitmotifs with Fredrika Brillembourg: Opera set designer Marsha Ginsberg on her career and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

In the second installment of our segment on classical music and opera, Leitmotifs, host and opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg is joined by Marsha Ginsberg, a set and costume designer for opera and theater.

Photo features a collage image from a new music theater piece Marsha Ginsberg is currently working on with two Berlin-based collaborators (Composer Juliana Hodkinson and writer/director Katharina Schmitt). (c) Marsha Ginsberg

 

In our new series “Leitmotifs,” opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg speaks with Marsha Ginsberg, a set and costume designer for opera and theater. Brillembourg caught up with Ginsberg while she was working with the Deutsche Oper Berlin on her sets for a new production of Benjamin Britten’s opera, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a co-production with Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier which will open at the Deutsche Oper in 2020.

Brillembourg talks with Ginsberg about her beginnings as an artist and what brought her to opera set design.

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