This stunning set by designer Nadya Geras-Carson offers a fresh and illuminating way of seeing Mozart’s timeless classic. The scrims can be arranged in an amazing variety of ways to convey every nuance of the story, with many subtle and sophisticated touches. Yet, the set is easy to transport, making it especially attractive as a rental option for other companies.

“Geras-Carson’s vision of the Mozart opera plays heavily on the heroic journey of its protagonist, Tamino, who is challenged by a series of ordeals, from a snake he encounters in the first scene to his trials by fire and water.”

“The natural world — a romantic jungle straight from the eye of French romantic painter Henri Rousseau — will literally frame the stage in a lush faux proscenium arch. Behind that will hang a series of eight scrims, or semi-transparent curtains, also painted like the jungle.”

“ ‘That set is spectacular, isn’t it? Everybody from the get-go was charmed and taken in by her vision and brought into that world she has created,’ [Mark Beudert, Eugene Opera General Manager] said.”

— Bob Keefer (The Register-Guard, August 9, 2007)

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Photography by Cliff Coles

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Set Rental Information

Set Rental Fee (up to three [3] performances) $13,000
Additional Performances (each) $1,500
Security Deposit (refundable upon return of scenery) $2,000
Designer Royalty (payable to designer) $1,000
Technical Supervisor (per diem) $200/day
Technical Supervisor (housing and travel) varies by job
Load In/Load Out (paid upon load in) $1,800
Insurance Required $500,000


Set Designer Nadya Geras-Carson
Technical Director Alex Fontain
Year Built 2007
Built by Alex Fontain
Costume Designer Mary L. Mikkelsen
Stage Director Mark Beudert
Conductor Nicholas Carthy
Stage Manager Shelly Hubbard


Number of Trucks One 40’ truck


LOAD IN/LOAD OUT (8 hours) 1 Carp
1 Loader
8 Grips
SHOW 1 Carp
2 Flymen


In Eugene, the production was presented at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.
Wall to wall width 125’ Depth of apron 10’
Width within stagehouse 100’ Depth (PL to back wall): 45’
Wing width SR 20’ Depth (PL to last line) 45’
Wing width SL 20’ Height of grid 71’
# of linesets 75 Height of proscenium 35’
Size of loading door 12’ x 16.5’ Width of proscenium 58’


Minimum width 100’
Minimum depth 45’
Total # of line sets 93
Height of tallest drop no drops
Flying pieces 12’ x 32’ scrims (8)
Weight of heaviest flyer 300 lb.
Largest flying piece Doors (3)
Largest soft piece Proscenium frame
Largest standing piece Biggest door


Availability Not available


Owner Eugene Opera
Availability Not available


Supertitles Not available
Special projections None


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