Mozart in Turkey

Anne tilby mozart oliver tobias

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

A  CHANNEL 4 co-production 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 ancient areas of the palace for filming, and managed to have a washing machine plumbed into the mediaevel palace – YAY!

No prop-hire facilities in Istanbul, so 'took Turkish carpets, with the costumes from London to Turkey ( low budget )... 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.