Seattle Opera Discovery Lab

  1. A description of the process behind some of the engineering that we do to shift large-scale scenic elements around on stage.

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  2. Here we show you a brief behind the scenes look at the construction, sculpting and painting of the show portal and one of the backdrops from our production of the Tales of Hoffman.

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  3. For every person you see on the opera stage, there are, on average, three more people working behind the scenes to bring you a fantastic opera-going experience. Here's a glimpse of some of that unseen work.

    Videography by Alan Alabastro, Jeffery Santos, and Matt Holmes.

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  4. We explain how we created a full size boat onstage that would move, spin and even pitch during a storm.

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  5. Learn how we created our projected opening sequence for this past season's Magic Flute!

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Seattle Opera Discovery Lab

SO Discovery Lab

The Seattle Opera Discovery Lab is where we will share, what we are calling, "New Ideas through Technical Exploration".

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