Behind the Scenes
Needless to say, there is no opera production without signature props, make-up and costumes. Our opera even has its own workshops for upholstery, joinery and metalworking. The everyday operations at the opera require a variety of trades, which are all accommodated by the opera facilities. More than 160 employees working at the decoration, costume and make-up departments, ensure a successful staging of the dramatic works. Seeing the finished product on stage, the audience can only catch a tiny glimpse on the actual wok behind the scenes. The collaboration with a good management, proper light and sound engineering as well as an apt marketing department guarantees a mesmerizing performance of all our ensembles: the Sächsische Staatsopernchor, the Staatskapelle and the Semperoper Ballett.