Mozart in Turkey
Working on live opera is magical -
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.