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George Tsypin Opera Factory

George Tsypin Opera Factory

Invisible City

By George Tsypin, Foreword by Svetlana Boym


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Based in New York City—in the grit, steel girders, and graffiti of the metropolis—George Tsypin's Opera Factory creates visions of towering gods, underwater kingdoms, constructivist reveries, skyscraping towers, and earth-bound angels. Tsypin's award-winning designs are produced around the world.

This lavishly illustrated monograph introduces Tsypin's designs for twenty productions—including the musicals Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and The Little Mermaid; operas Oedipus Rex and the Ring Cycle; the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi; Cirque du Soleil's Oasis; and the Seaglass Carousel in Battery Park. Tsypin uses each project as a starting point for meditations on creativity and the fleeting nature of performance that will rivet designers, artists, performers, and anyone interested in the creative process.

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Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2016
ISBN: 9781616895242
George Tsypin was born in Kazakhstan. He studied architecture in Moscow and theater design in New York. Tsypin has worked for many years with renowned directors and composers, such as Julie Taymor, Peter Sellars, Francesca Zambello, Pierre Audi, Jurgen Flimm, Philip Glass, John Adams, Kaija Saariaho and Andrey Konchalovsky. He has a longstanding creative association with the conductor Valery Gergiev. Tsypin has won many awards, including the International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations" at Georges Pompidou Center in Paris.