The Tales of Hoffman. Lyric Opera in Chicago, Illinois. Design by Ezio Frigerio. This design has two main design elements line and shape. The use of these two elements make a force perspective to the center of the stage. The circles start out large and progressively grow smaller. The lines all point towards the inner circle. There are also some really cool elements including the flower shapes, the organ pipes in the middle, and that the light can shine through the back of the whole set.