Meet the Foley Artist | ENO's The Magic Flute


Named after the sound effects artist Jack Foley, a foley artist creates live sounds to match movement happening on the stage.

This production’s foley artist, Ruth Sullivan, uses everyday objects such as stones, a watering can, a slinky and a wooden spoon to create sounds.

Watch out for the scene where Papageno is tuning bottles to play a scale on them. As Papageno ‘plays’ his musical wine bottles (with leeks, we might add) the sounds are actually coming from the foley artist, hitting real glass bottles in perfect time with the action on stage.

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