THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Click Here for More Articles on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Backstage At THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA With Automation Operator #1

August 15
2:00 AM 2014

Backstage At THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA With Automation Operator #1A behind the scenes glimpse of the complex backstage process in bringing the world's most successful entertainment to life every night, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, is now available via an interview with the head automation operator of the West End iteration of the international hit.

Vero Gonzalez Soto Fanjul shares of her position, "We operate a console and we move parts of the scenery that are motorised. We fly people in and out, we open flying pieces of the scenery and close them and we raise all types of machinery from under the stage - for example, the candelabra's that rise up in the Phantom lair - all those kind of things."

Additionally, Fanjul says of a typical day backstage, "I work with a second operator and he will begin by working on the console to check its safe before the show which takes about 30 minutes, while I check everything is clear. There are lots of safety checks - everything has to be checked before every show. There are two of us in the team but we also have another 3 people who cover us when one of us is on holiday. It didn't take long for me to learn the automation as I knew a lot about it by working on the crew so it only took me a couple of weeks to learn the automation and now it's second nature really."

Check out the original article on the matter here.

Related Articles


About the Author

Get Author Alerts

BROADWAYWORLD TV

Save $$$ on Tickets to:
Backstage with Richard Ridge
Back to Falsettoland w/ OBC - Passing the Torch
Backstage Bite
TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with ALADDIN's Rodney Ingram!
Turning the Tables
Binge on TURNING THE TABLES!
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
TV:-LuPone's Autobio - Lands EVITA!
KID CRITICS
TV: KID CRITICS Swept Away at PHANTOM
BROADWAY SESSIONS
BWW TV Exclusive: THE LION KING Cast Roars at Broadway Sessions