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Watch: The epic task of transporting Les Troyens from workshop to stage

At 15 truckloads in size, the Es Devlin-designed set is one of the company's largest.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

7 July 2012 at 5.55pm | Comment on this article

At a gigantic 15 truckloads in size, transporting the set for Les Troyens from the workshop in Thurrock in Essex to London’s Covent Garden is a huge task.

Es Devlin's staging contrasts Troy, a warlike city rendered in gunmetal hues, with Carthage; a serene utopia of desert browns and oranges. Its impressive size also matches the epic tale of Aeneas and his flight from Troy to the North African citystate where he meets Dido, the Phoenician queen who he protects and falls in love with.

We recently filmed the set on its odyssey from workshop to stage:

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

7 July 2012 at 5.55pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged Carthage, David Mcvicar, epic, Es Devlin, Les Troyens, Production, Thurrock, transport, Troy, workshop

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