Friday, January 21, 2011

Andrea Chenier

I have depicted here the final scene of Andrea Chenier, an opera set during the French Revolution. The hero and heroine sing together one last time before stepping onto the cart that will take them to the guillotine. Let me tell you, a guillotine for Legos is probably the most fun thing I've made to date.

You can read more about this opera here.

You can listen to Sean Bianco's broadcast of the opera, starring Placido Domingo, here.

By popular request, here is a close-up of the Lego guillotine. Note the basket of heads.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is one of the most well-loved grand operas. Here is my rendition of Act 1, set in a hall of the king of Egypt's palace. The libretto specifies that Egyptian architecture is visible through the rear gates.

You can read more about the opera here.

You can listen to tonight's recording here.

I hope to Lego the crypt scene (Act 4) soon, as well.