Mozart in Turkey
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.