Opera San Jose – 2015/2016 Season
Technical Director: John Draginoff
Scene Shop Supervisor: Ariel Lacey
Silent Night was a West Coast premier, so we were under a lot of scrutiny. We reused the rolling grass mounds from Lucia di Lammermoor, simply dressing them with broken tree trunks and fake barbed wire. Most of our time went into the rolling bunkers. They are entirely steel, built out with wood and then dressed. Each one had four rigging points I welded in, used to connect them to a motor at the theatre to get them off of the flat bed truck. They rolled on 8 triple swivels, each. I also drew out, shaped and welded the upstage hillocks using the model pieces for reference.