A stage, designed to resemble a green hill, with three giant dragon figures flanking and behind it. All are over water, and an old fashioned ship sails between them and a large crowd on the land.

The Magic Flute

A Bregenz Festspiele production with puppeteering from Ivan Thorley and Caroline Bowman

Ivan Thorley and Caroline Bowman worked as puppeteers on the world’s largest floating stage in Bregenz, Austria, in The Bregenz Festspiele production of ‘The Magic Flute’ in 2013. Directed by David Pountney with puppetry direction by Blind Summit Theatre, the ‘Three Ladies’ (Dames) are transformed into opera singing puppets riding large dragon birds.

Find out more about this project on the Bregenz Festspiele website.