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Staging an Opera

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Opera Australia's staging of Bizet's The Pearlfishers
Photograph: Keith Saunders Opera Australia's staging of Bizet's The Pearlfishers

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Check out this fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Opera Australia's staging of Bizet's The Pearlfishers

Opera Australia's performances are always so lavish, but have you ever wondered exactly what it takes to put on one of such a blockbuster performance?

Thanks to the Sydney Operas House's From Our House to Yours digital platform, now you can find out and, sheesh, is it an impressive effort. 

From crafting beautiful costumes to building the incredible sets and corraling a huge cast of singers, this behind-the-scenes vid reveals the intricate details of putting on their 2016 performance of Georges Bizet's treasured opera The Pearlfishers. It's an eye-opener.

Streaming on From Our House to Yours on Saturday, April 25 at 8pm AEST, the making-of video will be available to view any time after that.

Can't wait until Saturday? Check out this photo diary of Opera Australia staging Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème to whet your appetite. 

By: Stephen A Russell

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