Posts from the ‘Behind the Scenes’ category

A Stitch in Time: Jenny Tiramani On Costume Design

Jenny Tiramani is not your average costume designer. For a start, she’s not interested in pretence – she designs clothes, not costumes. There are no press…

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In his own words: Director Elijah Moshinsky on Don Carlos

Director Elijah Moshinsky on how Verdi’s Don Carlos vividly explores the human condition.

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The food bloggers tour of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Last week Fresh Catering invited Sydney’s top food bloggers to taste their way through northern Africa and the Middle East at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.…

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Aida on Sydney Harbour in numbers

The head of Nefertiti is 18 metres tall and weighs 15 tonne More than 150 people are involved in building the stage 200 hours of rehearsal…

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7 stars of opera who don’t sing a note

1. Acrobats It can be hard to sing while riding a unicycle, stilt-walking, juggling, fire-breathing or hula-hooping, so we get in acrobats when a little circus…

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Set design: first looks at Aida on Sydney Harbour

  Set against Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, the head of Nefertiti stands tall and proud, despite her decay. Two towers stretch up, either side,…

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First looks: fabric samples for Aida on Sydney Harbour

Designer Mark Thompson has gone bold, bright and beautiful for the Aida on Sydney Harbour costumes.

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Behind the scenes: extending the set of Tosca

When the design concept for a new production is developed, the set designer begins with the smallest theatre in mind. But he or she must also…

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