Fons Hickmann's gorgeous Semperoper catalogue has got us hot for opera

Date
2 October 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

If you’re not a fan of the opera then let’s see if we can’t change your mind. Fons Hickmann m23 have just produced a visually rich catalogue for the Saxon State Opera’s legendary Semperoper venue. The beautifully simple design is punctuated throughout with illustrations of Dresden through the ages – from its heyday as a Baroque playground through to its post-war modernist cityscapes. It even features a powerful portrait of severe operatic poster-boy Richard Wagner, though he’s sitting right opposite a huge block of fluorescent pink, which we think softens his face a little. We’d happily sit through all fifteen hours of The Ring Cycle if it meant we could own one of these little beauties.

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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Fons Hickmann m23: Semperoper Yearbook 2012/13

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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