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Articles tagged with "props"

Props to you! Prop-making tricks of the trade revealed

16 June 2016

Latex cakes, enormous metal horses and a record-breaking tree – uncovering the stories and the artistry behind our favourite stage props.

Watch: The gruesome influences that shaped the staging of The Royal Ballet's Frankenstein

20 May 2016

Designer John Macfarlane gives an up-close look at the ballet's sets which include a full-size anatomy theatre complete with gory prop cadaver.

How to Stage an Opera: Exploring the complex naturalism of La bohème

17 July 2014

The wide variety of props in John Copley's classic production is intended to create an engrossing and believable world.

2,000 ballet newcomers get their first taste of the art form through 2013 Paul Hamlyn Christmas Treat


16 December 2013

Make-up masterclasses and armoury workshops on offer at performance of The Nutcracker.

Fresh as paint: Bringing Turandot to the stage

9 September 2013

How Puccini’s oriental fantasy is re-created in one of The Royal Opera’s largest and impressive productions.

Watch: Behind the scenes in the Royal Opera House making departments

24 May 2012

From a gory severed head to dazzling tutus, our behind-the-scenes have been busy this season.

Behind the scenes of Salome: How to make a severed head

3 May 2012

A sneak preview of our new film showing our Prop Department creating the head of John the Baptist.

Fearsome beasts and fairy cakes

21 April 2012

A glimpse behind the scenes in the Props department.