Including: best mad scene, best creepy clown, best wicked witch, best crazed murderer, best room decoration, best blood and gore.
Best mad scene
The infamous mad scene in Lucia di Lammermoor. Requires: white nightgown, copious amounts of blood, anguished expression.
Best creepy clown
The jester in Rigoletto. Requires: orange wig, white face paint, outlandish suit.
Best crazed murderer
The barber of Sweeney Todd. Requires: antique set of sharpened razors, barber chair, skilled butcher/baker offsider (for the pie-making).
If you want to frighten the children, forget the black hat and broomstick. Find yourself a candy-coloured apron and a giant whisk to remind the kids of the cannibal witch in Hansel and Gretel.
Best room decoration
A giant, metallic, flame-in-the-eyes, bleeding-from-the-head skull. Requires: The skill-set of the Opera Australia workshop staff and the design genius of Mark Thompson.
Best blood and gore
The teenage, blood-loving Salome. Requires: silk dress, severed head.