Mozart in Turkey

Anne tilby mozart oliver tobias

Working on live opera is magical  -

Abduction from the Harem:  Mozart in Turkey was a film of the opera  with international cast and crew,

a co-production for C4 with the Turkish Ministry of Culture. Directed by Elijah Moshinsky  1999

The opera was performed in the Topkapi Palace and filmed on location around Istanbul.

We  used derelict and closed areas of the palace for filming. 'Managed to get a washing machinie plumbed into the mediaevel palace .Yeh.

There were no prop-hire facilities in Istanbul, so we took Turkish carpets, with the costumes from London to Turkey ... like coals to Newcastle.

Mixed media designer and artist, Tilby is an experienced production set and costume designer for film, tv, film theatre and opera.