Dayton Opera creates own sets for Mozart comic opera for first time


Pam Knauert Lavarnway, best known for her theater sets at Wright State University, was selected to come up with designs that would complement the comic tale of two women purchased from pirates by a Pasha and their eventual rescue by their lovers.

“How often do you get to design something that takes place in a Turkish harem?” asks Lavarnway, who says she loves Mozart and was really excited to get the call. As professor of theatre and coordinator of the Theatre Design and Technology program at Wright State, she’s designed more than 50 shows at the school over the past 26 years.

Read the article from the Dayton Daily News.

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