All of the posters in this gallery were produced for Palm Beach Opera. What started as a single season of four posters ended up a multiyear relationship that provided a hefty cross section of some of the most beloved operas. Each season had a "family feel" but the approaches drifted a little from year to year.
Operas are so moving in their content that it's generally quite simple to find a visual element on which to zero in. Because many of the operas were still being developed as I was working on the posters, I had little or nothing to reference other than a synopsis of the story. All of the costuming was fabricated to capture the splendor I would imagine to appear on stage. Following the production of Turandot, I was told there were some complaints that the crown in the stage production was not as spectacular as the one depicted in the poster. Thank you! The whole purpose of a poster is to entice an audience, so if a little embellishment sells an extra ticket, what's the harm?