Backstage Video: Constructing the Set for La Traviata at the Atlanta Opera

by Stage Directions

It took more than 40 stagehands over three days to load in and assemble the set for The Atlanta Opera's La Traviata. The scenic designer was Peter Davison. Go behind the scenes of this process with Director of Production Kevin Mynatt, and learn how the enormous back wall transforms into three different scenes. 

The creative team for La Traviata included: Scenic Designer Peter Davison; Costume Designer Jess Goldstein; Lighting Designer Mark McCullough; Wig & Makeup Designer James McGough; Associate Scenic Designer James Rotondo III; Associate Lighting Designer AJ Guban; and Assistant Lighting Designer Ben Rawson.

Here are some photos of this version of La Traviata when it was performed at the Washington National Opera. Photos by Scott Suchman for Washington National Opera.
A scene from La Traviata when it was performed at the Washington National Opera. Photo by Scott Suchman for Washington National Opera
A scene from La Traviata when it was performed at the Washington National Opera. Photo by Scott Suchman for Washington National Opera
A scene from La Traviata when it was performed at the Washington National Opera. Photo by Scott Suchman for Washington National Opera