My new minimalist opera poster series featuring classic works of great composers is out and available!
As many people out there I’m pretty sick and tired of hearing about the present virus situation but the story of creating this series is loosely connected to the Covid-19 crisis. I had a ticket for the opera for late March and I was looking forward to having a great night when the first round of the restrictions was announced and the show got cancelled.
To find some compensation, I searched a bit on youtube and was delighted to discover that there are hundreds of excellent recordings of whole opera performances from all around the world to listen to. And to top it, you can watch some of the greatest singers perform who you would never had the chance to listen to live. So, using the time of the forced isolation I delved into the world of operas and decided to create a poster series for some of the greatest classics.
It wasn’t easy to choose the ones I featured. I had to include some of the most popular operas of musical geniuses like Verdi’s Aida and Rigoletto, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly or Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, many of them – Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Puccini’s Turandot or Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia – are among my personal favorites . Die Zauberflöte was the first opera performance I’ve ever been to – I was only around 8 when I saw it with my sister, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is my mother’s favorite. Strauss’ Elektra and Beethoven’s Fidelio were new to me and – for very different reasons – I found them both very interesting.
Of course, there are dozens of popular, beautiful or interesting operas of great composers that I couldn’t include – I usually stop my collections at 12 pieces, but this time I think I will make an exception and continue the series until the epidemic is over with adding one or two new design each month. And I definitely plan to continue to discover pieces I’ve never listened before – I think this is a good way to make something positive and enjoyable come out of the time while we have to stay home.
If you think you’d like to have a poster of your favorite opera on your wall or you are looking for a gift for someone who loves classical music, please feel free to visit my store – all of my poster designs are available as high quality acrylic, metal, canvas and framed prints in different sizes.
More opera posters on my Pinterest board.