Stage Design for Opera, Polyeucte | 2018

UCOpera presented the British premiere of Charles Gounod’s rarely performed opera Polyeucte on 19 March 2018 at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London. Performances continued on 21, 23 and 24 March, receiving critical acclaim by theatre reviewers from the Guardian, Telegraph and The Stage, as well as audiences.

“Extraneous theatrics are abandoned and human relationships come to the forefront…with fine minimalist designs…not to be missed.”   Mark Ronan

“Polyeucte is a fine show, terrific singing and great drama. And beautifully designed. You won’t see it again in a hurry.”   David Glynn

In May 2018 Polyeucte won Best Design at the Arts Colours Awards in Cafe de Paris, London.

Conductor | CHARLES PEEBLES

Director | THOMAS GUTHRIE

Designer | RAPHAÉ MEMON

Lighting Designer | ALEX FOREY

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Photos by Mishaal Memon and Teo Della Torre

For press inquiries and high-resolution images contact raphaememon@hotmail.com