One of the world’s most amazing opera stages floats on Lake Constance along the shore of Bregenz, Austria. The Seebühne (or floating stage) is just one of several venues that host performances each year during the Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival), but it is by far the most spectacular. The open-air theater has become famous over the years for its artistic design and grand scale. Even if you’ve never been to the Bregenz Festival, you’ve already seen this stage if you caught the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, which features a performance of Puccini’s Tosca on the Seebühne (pictured below).
Want one of these for your next high budget event? Call the man himself David Fieilding.
David Fielding is both a stage director and stage designer, and has collaborated on the following productions including Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Pinter’s Betrayal , Botho Strauss’s Der Park, George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah (RSC), Thomas Bernhard's Eve of Retirement and Elisabeth II (for which he won the Time Out Award as best director and designer in 1993), Racine's Britannicus (Crucible Theatre), Handel's Rinaldo, Britten's The Turn of the Screw, Tchaikovsky's The Enchantress (Grange Park Opera), Richard Strauss’s Capriccio, Daphne, Die ägyptische Helena, Die Liebe der Danae, Intermezzo, Die schweigsame Frau and Arabella (Garsington Festival), Tannhäuser (Opera North), Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (English National Opera), Gerald Barry's and many many more. For Grange Park Opera he designed Massenet's Thais, Prokofiev's The Gambler and The Love for Three Oranges as well as Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and did the designs for Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust at Semperoper Dresden. His next project as set designer will be Berlioz's Les Troyens for the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.
His work is unparalled and his genuis is nothing short of brilliant magic. If you have the budget and you want the best and you have a room big enough for his mastery call and see if he is free. I for one wouldn't miss your event.