The theatre Pokrovsky Opera in Moscow is known for its diverse and innovative repertoire, with Russian rarities playing alongside European favourites all sung in their original languages, as well as for its individual style combined with the almost intimate atmosphere of a chamber theatre. The new visual style of the poster series shares a simple and colourful eye-catching concept. The aim was to focus on the stylistic laconic brevity and the high artistic quality of the performances, as well as on the cultural and social engagement of the theatre. To achieve this, the design employed a collage technique to combine an array of style elements, different in form and content, to illustrate, for example, Mozart’s operas Idomeneo and The Magic Flute or Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. The resulting eye-catching motifs make beholders curious and inspire them to think about the content and the ideas conveyed in the individual pieces.
Statement by the jury
»The posters for Pokrovsky Opera surprises with its well-balanced interplay of design style and colouring. The way the abstract motifs for the often interpreted, classic programme were realised is unusual. Their design quotes Russian poster art from the 1930s, yet manages to emerge as a modern, self-sufficient expression.«