LIGHTING DESIGNER Ollie Wilkinson pursued a “grandiose” look for opera singer Russell Watson, with rapid switching between a range of saturated colours.
He says he used a wraparound curtain behind the band to create a sumptuous feel, illuminating it with several Rogue R2 Wash fixtures by manufacturer Chauvet Professional.
“I wanted to wash the entire backdrop with colour,” says Wilkinson. “The saturated colours of the Rogues, with their seamless colour spectrum shifting, allowed me to achieve this.
“I wanted to go from a tight beam up-lighting the cloth to more diffuse general coverage. Thanks to the R2’s zoom range, I was able to produce these effects on demand, quickly switching atmosphere between the more operatic and pop numbers during the show.”
Watson tours venues including Wales Millennium Centre (2,500) in Cardiff, The Swan (1,075), High Wycombe, and Buxton Opera House (900).