The Pearlfishers set being bumped in on the Sydney Opera House stage

Staging an opera

Ever wondered just how much work goes into an opera production?
How does it all begin? Who does it involve?

In five short videos, we take you backstage and back in time as we chronicle how a production takes shape at Opera Australia, following a new production of The Pearlfishers.



Part 1: The Beginning

Part 2: The Set Build

Part 3: Making and Measuring

Part 4: The Music

Part 5: The Final Countdown