Naked Truth Nº69 — Reinis Suhanovs
A new opera «Mikhail and Mikhail Play Chess» by composer Kristaps Pētersons premiered at the Latvian National Opera on Wednesday. We asked the show’s set designer Reinis Suhanovs for an advice.
«There is only one really horrible thing in set design: decoration — a lifeless prettiness. Real life is so emotional and beautiful that a decoration fades and becomes empty. Set design and, I believe, architecture, design, literature, relationships, clothing as well should be as far as possible from a decoration and strive for the beauty that surrounds us — natural and alive.»