Eugene Opera - The MAGIC FLUTE Sets

Set designer Nadya Geras-Carson brings a unique interpretation to the Mozart classic, with a veil of jungle scrims that move back and forth, slyly revealing the temple structure behind.

"`The Magic Flute' is the standard Joseph Campbell hero's journey," Nadya said. "And there is this duality of the natural, wild world versus the regimented world of the temple." - Eugene Register Guard Quote

For more information about the MAGIC FLUTE sets in action, please contact Eugene Opera's Artistic Director Mark Beudert, stage director of the original production, at beudert@eugeneopera.com.

See behind-the-scenes models of the production as well as final performance images >

For information regarding the rental of the Eugene Opera's The Magic Flute Sets,
please contact the Eugene Opera at:

Eugene Opera | P.O. Box 11200, Eugene, OR 97440
(tel) 541.221.2934 | (fax) 541.683.3783


The jungle scrims seen here are in their closed position. During the first act these scrims move back and forth, in a theatrical slight of hand, revealing performers and pieces of the more ridged temple structure behind it.
Here, the jungle scrims part to reveal the Queen of the Night standing on an 11 foot platform, her head is at the center of the central icon of the stage set, a huge 'sun' emblem.



Here, "The Speaker" is revealed standing on the 4 foot platform. When he is done the jungle swallows him up again.
The platform structure behind the scrims is purposefully simple and ridged, to contrast the more organic quality of the jungle overlaid on it. Below diagram depicts the temple platform and its relationship to the jungle proscenium and side scrims.
Jungle scrims as seen on stage (black border in above picture obscures full height of painted scrim)
Photo by Cliff Coles Theatrical Production Photography


The Queen of the Night descends the darkened temple platform

Photo by Cliff Coles Theatrical Production Photography


Pamina sings on the temple set. Doors representing each of the three challenges descend onto the platforms throughout the second act.

Photo by Cliff Coles Theatrical Production Photography

Sorastro in front of the Door of Temptation


Photo by Cliff Coles Theatrical Production Photography

Light hits the copper on the platform spires with Papageno & Papagena

Photo by Cliff Coles Theatrical Production Photography

All "trial doors" on stage

Photo by Cliff Coles Theatrical Production Photography

The chorus on and around the temple platforms


Photo by Cliff Coles Theatrical Production Photography

Rough dimensions for set proscenium and platform



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Papageno & Papagena from Eugene Opera's production of Magic Flute

Photo by Cliff Coles Theatrical Production Photography