The local bespoke glass-makers “Glass By Design” based in Station Approach have received a visit from world famous opera star – and Penarth resident – Rebecca Evans.
The glass shop has installed a special window display in support the opening in Cardiff of the Welsh National Opera’s production of Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss – with elements which should strike a chord with those who know the opera.
The production opens tomorrow Sunday June 4th with Rebecca Evans playing the lead role of the Marschallin – the conflicted heroine who “has to accept the passing of time & give up her young lover, Octavian”. A symbolic stopped-clock is part of the window display which also features timepieces with faces made of Welsh slate by Aled Jenkins .
The presentation of a ceremonial silver rose is key to the whole plot of the opera. Cutlery artist Alexana Blott has created a large “tablespoon rose” for the window display and a special silver rose was presented to Rebecca Evans as a “thank you” gift from Glass by Design.