Changing Scenes

7th July 2011

The ETO Spring Season 2011 productions of Puccini’s Il tabarro and Gianni Schicchi pushed many boundaries in terms of what is possible to achieve with touring opera productions.

The demands that were placed on the ETO design and production teams were considerable; they had to work with stages of differing sizes and technical capabilities throughout the UK to transform them from the grubby and sordid quayside scene of Il tabarro to the sparkling Florentine manor that contains the action for Gianni Schicchi, in just 20 minutes, using only 11 people.

We were so pleased that we were able to offer such a ground-breaking production to the audiences that attended performances across the country. Here is a short video which shows in time-lapse the extraordinary transformation!

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