Carmen, ink on paper

Sarah Hope’s

Opera Drawings

Opera Drawings

Since 2005, Nichola and Sarah Hope have created innovative and original art at the Welsh National Opera. They have built a rapport and relationship with the Welsh opera company that gives them intimate and inspirational access to the company’s rehearsals. The unpredictable nature of what unfolds on stage is observed; gestured and animated forms give rise to multiple figure inventions. Working within the hubbub of rehearsal, the artists strive to capture their subjects movements emotions and air of performance. Sarah and her twin sister Nichola have created a series of works inspired by props, sets and costumes used by the Welsh National Opera, the work captures movement and bustle of performance and rehearsal. The drawings capture the precise moment during a performance that allows the viewer to share with them that instant, emotion and memory.
Darluniau Operam.

Ers 2005, mae Nichola a Sarah wedi bod yn creu gwaith celf arloesol a gwreiddol yn Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru. Maent wedi meithrin perthynas agos â chwmni opera Cymru, sy’n caniatâu iddynt wylio’u hymarferion, a hynnu sy’n eu hysbrydoli. Byddant yn sylwi ar yr hyn sy’n datblygu’n annisgwyl ar y llwyfan; bydd ystumiau a symudiadau’n troi’n ffigurau amrywiol. Gan weithio yng nghanol bwrlwm yr ymarferion, bydd yr artistiaid yn ceisio darlunio symudiadau, teimladau ac anian y perfformiad. Mae Sarah a’i hefaill Nichola wedi creu cyfres o ddarnau a ysbrydolwyd gan y celfi, y setiau a’r dilladau y bydd Opera Genedlaethol Cymru yn eu defnyddio. Mae’r gwaith yn cyfleu symudiadau a bwrlwm y perfformiadau gan ganiatâu ichi rannu eu hemosiwn ar y pryd a’u cof ohono.

project:
Welsh National Opera drawings

duration:
2005 – present

Operas:

Don Carlos
Carmen
Der Meistersinger
Tosca
The Magic Flute
Parenthesis
Don Carlos

 

Bryn Terfel asFalstaff, oil on canvas
drawing opera sarah hope
La Cerentola - Sarah Hope art

Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition giclees are printed with the finest museum-quality
archival paper and canvas with archival inks. Each beautiful print is personally
signed and numbered by Sarah Hope and comes with a certificate of authenticity

Prints for sale

Contact me for details on how to order prints

Coming soon
A3, Print
£150
Coming soon
A3, Print
£150
Coming soon
A4, Print
£85