Bregenz Festival wraps following sell-out shows and critical acclaim

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After a month-long run, Bregenz Festival’s dazzling presentation of Georges Bizet’s Carmen has come to a close.

Bregenz Festival in Austria is renowned for its fantastic, breathtaking set design, and visionary presentation of the world’s best-known operas and Carmen was no different. Wired Aerial Theatre was brought in to add aerial artistry and technical consultation to an already highly regarded cultural event. Wendy, Jamie and the rest of the team have been working with stunt choreographer Ran Arthur Braun on the awe-inspiring set designed by Es Devlin, all on Bregenz’s open-air floating stage on Lake Constance. Wired also took to the air as the company performed in the show, flying across the sky and helping bring the story to life.

Wired’s contribution to the show didn’t go unnoticed:

“The cards are each 30 sq metres in area, flying between hands 30 metres apart, one holding a cigarette 6 metres long. In Act III as the beautiful Micaëla of Elena Tsallagova finds the smugglers’ hideout, singing with powerful emotion of her beloved Don Jose and the evil wiles of the woman who has captured him, she stands high up on one of the hands. Then, unbelievably, she climbs above the flying cards that reach 24 metres above the lake, swinging from one to another, a mountaineering feat both daring and terrifying.” - Mark Ronan, The Telegraph 

After a well-deserved break, Wired will be back in The Higher Space to rehearse As The World Tipped which heads to  Accroche-Coeurs, in Anger, France for two dates: 8 & 9 September.