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Behind the Scenes

Follow us behind the scenes: we shine the spotlight on what happens before the curtain goes up, hearing from all those people who are essential to the success of a concert, opera or dance performance but rarely get to be the centre of attention. From lighting designers, sound engineers and photographers, to wig makers, page turners, event managers and instrument tuners, scroll down to read articles and watch videos that reveal the magic happening backstage. 

Backstage at the concert hall
All about light
A day in the life...
All about sound
A day in the life of a ballerina with the Royal Opera House
A day in the life of a Boheme opera singer with Opera Australia
A day in the life of a flautist with the London Symphony Orchestra
Backstage at the opera
© Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
© Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Backstage at the ballet
The hard life of a ballet pointe shoe
Ballet costumes: backstage at the Opera Garnier in Paris
Backstage at the Nutcracker with Pacific Northwest Ballet
Making of Parsifal at Bayerische Staatsoper