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Epic Performance Relies on Steel and Logistics
Posted by Alison Trost on March 25, 2010 at 3:12 PM.

Do you have any idea what it took to stage a recent production of Prokofieff’s operatic version of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”? Start with a massive turntable with a huge steel skeleton. Then add more steel for a framework built on the turntable to support a sloping stage floor. Of course, you’ll need 8,000 bolts and nuts to hold it all together

The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra’s production of this huge endeavor was imported from St. Petersburg, Russia, for two shows in March at Washington’s Kennedy Center. It was one of the “most complex logistical tasks in the center’s history,” according to Washington Post staff writer Peter Marks. Click here to read the full article.

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