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Opera creatives and their crafts

Watch: behind the scenes in the ROH making departments

From a gory severed head to dazzling tutus, our behind-the-scenes teams are always busy.

Listen: the role of a lighting designer

The acclaimed lighting designer of Les Misérables, War Horse and numerous Royal Opera productions puts her own role into the spotlight.

Watch: Designer Es Devlin on Les Troyens

Taking a break from creating stage shows for the world’s top pop acts, the designer talks about her creative process.

Watch: Inside the Royal Opera House's Armoury

Arming more than seventy opera singers and actors (safely) is all part of a day’s work.

Watch: Julia Hansen on designing The Royal Opera’s L’Étoile

The German stage designer discusses the challenges of designing sets and costumes for Chabrier’s bonkers comic opera.

The secret world of the opera prompter

Secretly mouthing the singers' cues from a cramped, hidden box, the job of a prompter is often unfairly overlooked.