Madis Nurms - Scenographer

"One of the most daring and textually motivated designs in the contemporary Estonian Opera Theatre"

Teater.Muusika.Kino - February 2012

"The striking stage pictures and illusions were made from practically nothing (Thaïs rising like a Venus from a sea shell and bathing in the foam, stage lights on a synthetic material giving an illusion of the glory of Alexandria, wonderful video installations depicting Athanaël's dreams, the refinement of costumes) and were well worthy of the musical concept"                                                                    

  Pärnu Postimees - May 26th 2009


"Nurms succeeded splendidly in walking on the edge of different eras - images and colors referring to 20th century cubism and Art Nouveau with contemporary refined, playful fashion design, all united under the term "stylization""                                                                                             

  Muusika -  May 2018

"Laconic scenography created by Madis Nurms cleverly marks the sterile environment of the factory as well as a summer meadow. The visual impact of the stage helps the viewer get even closer to the root of the story - contrast between burdensome and artificial material values and the simple and natural virtues" 

Eesti Ekspress - October 7, 2015