Meine Damen und Herren, willkommen, bienvenue, welcome. Come away with me behind the curtain, backstage. Follow me through the corridors, hear the actors fluster and laugh, feel the atmosphere, their concentration, their passion. Step into the other world, that your eyes normally can't see.
The backstage photos were taken in the Badisches Staatstheater of Karlsruhe, Germany, during the performances of The Traviata, Figaro's wedding, Euryanthe, Samson and Dalila, Don Giovanni, Cabaret. I just love the smell of the stage. The powerful energy generated by these huge collective creations (the singers, stage director, costum makers, make-up, set builders, carpenters, props persons, technicians... makes me feel happy and at home. Long live the artists !