Opera San Jose – 2014/15 Season
Technical Director: John Draginoff
Scene Shop Supervisor: Ariel Lacey
This season ended up all about the enormous portals, columns and tall rolling units. For this show the 24′ tall columns were built out from flat and then supported at the seams with a low clearance custom-fabricated steel bracket. The rolling battlement units were the most time consuming aspect of the show, however. Angled to meet at the upstage-most point and built out at one point to actually hold our lead singer before she jumped off onto a cushion below, the units had to also be able to lock and unlock for load in and be covered seamlessly so that our painters could cover them with faux brickwork.