Have you ever wanted to take a peek behind the opera curtain? Are you curious about how the magic really happens? Opera Australia is holding a free Behind the Scenes at the Opera event to sate the curious on February 23, giving the public a glimpse into the busy life of one of the world’s leading opera companies.

Soprano Jane Ede

Featuring an exciting program of interactive foyer displays, onstage demonstrations from a variety of departments including wigs, wardrobe, props and makeup, and a Q & A session with key creatives, it’s a unique look at what it takes to put on an opera night after night. Participants will get the opportunity to try on a costume from a past production, experience what it’s like to be part of an opera chorus, observe the creation of a handmade wig and the application of stage makeup, and understand how the stage manager’s instructions are carried out onstage among a plethora of other activities.

Director Matthew Barclay, conductor Tahu Matheson, soprano Anna-Louise Cole, tenor Nicholas Jones, Principal Viola Virginia Comerford, clarinettist John Lewis and Principal Trombone Greg van der Struik will be on hand to...

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