The plans and wishes of the director and designers are also the starting point for the production and stage managers. And of course, they also work together with the orchestra, the dancers, the singers, the choir and everyone else involved in the performance. They bring all of these disciplines and groups together, to achieve the ultimate goal: the performance!
The production manager
Production managers are pivotal to the process of producing operas and ballets. They are the point of contact for the artistic teams, and they guide the process of translating the artistic concept into a performance.
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Preparations for a new opera production start two years in advance in this department. It all kicks off with a first meeting with the artistic team, during which they present their plans.
The stage manager
Stage managers are responsible for organising and supporting rehearsals and performances, both in the rehearsal room and on stage.