Matthew Kofi Waldren at Opera Holland Park

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I captured conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren alongside the City of London Sinfonia, and the cast of Puccini’s late masterpiece La Rondine in Japanese ink during an Opera Holland Park production.

The Opera Holland Park Project was unprecedented, as I drew the action on location directly in Japanese ink instead of pencil. This amazing ink is very fluid and has a life of its own. It was incredibly intense, watching maestro Matthew’s passionate display, between a Capella moments of acclaimed British soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn, and sometimes literally standing within the orchestra behind the horns or percussion.

Matthew Kofi Waldren, Japanese Ink, 350 x 300 mm
Matthew Kofi Waldren, Japanese Ink, 350 x 300 mm

2017 Opera Holland Park Cast at La Rondine, Puccini’s latest Masterpiece, including acclaimed British soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn at Opera Holland Park

Elizabeth Llewellyn, Japanese Ink drawing, 200 x 300mm
Elizabeth Llewellyn, Japanese Ink drawing, 200 x 300mm
Stephen Aviss, Japanese Ink drawing, 350 x 350mm
Stephen Aviss, Japanese Ink drawing, 350 x 350mm
Elizabeth Llewellyn, Japanese Ink drawing, 200 x 300mm
Elizabeth Llewellyn, Japanese Ink drawing, 200 x 300mm
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