Producing an opera requires the close cooperation of many different people: artists, designers, stage craft personnel, and stage technicians, to name a few. Each one makes a specific contribution to preparing and putting on the final performance.
the most common performing arts professions
Costume-Maker — The person who makes up the costumes designed by the costume designer.
Stage Director — The person responsible for the action on stage. He or she walks the singers, choruses and all the actors through their movements; helps the actors and singers make their characters believable; and works very closely with the lighting, set and costume designers.
Dresser — The person who helps the performers change into their costumes and who makes sure they're ready to go out on stage.
Hat-Maker — The person who designs and makes the performers' hats.
Lighting Designer — The person who designs and develops lighting to accentuate the action.
Make-up Artist — The person who designs and applies the performers' make-up.
Opera Coach — The pianist who works on the texts and music of the opera with the singers during rehearsals.