The Magic Flute’s Beautiful and Unusual Set

The Magic Flute’s Beautiful and Unusual Set

Posted by Opera Gal in Sets 28 Feb 2013

The cast for The Magic Flute is currently rehearsing in our black box, before they move into Capitol Theatre next week. Usually what happens for rehearsal is the space of the Capitol Theatre stage and the scenery pieces are marked on the floor in tape, so that the cast knows where stairs and walls and such are going to be. This isn’t a great photo, but you can see some of the tape lines on the floor:

Stage Plot, outlined in tape

Well, the set for The Magic Flute is a little different. Instead of tape, we have canvas and paint:

Stage Plot painted, Closeup

That’s a closeup, and this is what it looks like when you step back:

Painted stage plot, painted.

Painted stage plot, full.

Crazy, right? The set is so full of jagged lines and layers, it was easier to have the scene shop paint the lines than have them taped down. Here’s a model of what the set actually looks like:

The Magic Flute, stage model.

Can’t wait to see it in action!