Today I bumped into Assistant Stage Manager, Belle Chung, in the kitchen. She's busy preparing "wine" for the afternoon staging rehearsal of Tosca. Today they're experimenting with two bags of cranberry tea mixed with vitamin water. Vitamin water is preferred by Gordon Hawkins, who's onstage for the act and prefers something with electrolytes. The challenge? The darkest vitamin water is just not dark enough to look like wine! Hopefully all the singers agree with the taste, and the colour works out. Otherwise, we'll have to try other options. You can look forward to spying this prop onstage in Act 2 at Scarpia's house.
Are you now wanting to try this props experiment at home? Send us photos or videos of your best "wine" concoctions and we'll post it on the blog!