The Ring Cycle

Video Designed and Created by Eight Engines’ Director Tim Baxter

The Ring Cycle at the Longborough Festival Opera is a five year project, each year will debut a different opera from the cycle with the fifth year combining all four shows.

The show had over two hours of video which dominates the set.

“The black-painted set, with a cut-out mountain at its centre, the flashing lighting effects and some of the props (the puppet toad inspired a few audience giggles) suggest the have-a-go ethos of many small-scale productions. However, Tim Baxter’s video was a different matter, showing that intelligently deployed can expand a visual universe of opera, perhaps foreshadowing the creative path of the next instalments of Longborough Festival Opera’s new Ring”