Technical Design Office
This is where it all begins: the first model of the sets, plans, choice of materials, and feasibility studies.
Sets are given form and volume by the carpenters.
For all the big load-bearing structures, frameworks, hinges, and fixings
Ornaments, mouldings, monumental elements, animals, and other sculptures are made in this workshop.
At the heart of the Workshops building, this three-story-high room makes it possible for the Workshops to work on the scale of the opera house stage.
Little objects for big effects!
From monumental backdrops to the smallest details, the sets almost always pass through the Painting workshop.
Cloth Making, Upholstery and softs
This workshop assembles, resizes, and restores all the curtains, canvases, and other textiles used onstage.
The three Props storerooms are brimming with objects of all kinds, made and purchased, which can be reused at any time.
A gigantic lift that enables the sets to be moved around within the Workshops and to the tunnel.
All the sets pass through this underground tunnel to arrive onstage.
Once onstage, the sets are assembled, then skilfully operated by the stagehands.
Before they can be unveiled to the audience, the sets must first be lit. Very often, video is a fully-fledged part of the scenery. All this is coordinated from the auditorium during rehearsals.
A second life for sceneries.