October 05, 2020

Fall Zoom Backgrounds

Get in the autumnal spirit with these virtual backgrounds

Leaves are falling, the days are growing shorter, and there is a chill in the air that invites you to curl up with a good book or hide under the covers while watching a scary movie. Whether you have a virtual Halloween party planned with the ghouls or a socially-distanced date night with your boo, we hope you'll treat yourself to one of these Zoom backgrounds from some of our spookiest productions.

Simply right-click on the image to save and visit the Zoom website for step-by-step instructions to add a virtual background.

If Salome is on your guest list this Thanksgiving, may we suggest you avoid anything she serves on a silver platter?



There is nothing quite so satisfying as stepping on a perfectly crunchy leaf...except maybe listening to Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin on a crisp fall day.



This Thanksgiving, take a lesson out of Don Giovanni's little black book and be careful who you invite to dinner. No host wants to be surprised by a ghostly guest who's craving eternal damnation for dessert.



Are you willing to make a deal with the devil? If he's half as charming as Ryan Opera Center alumnus Christian Van Horn was in our 2017/18 production of Gounod's Faust...you just might.



Gambling, murder, obsession...if operas like The Queen of Spades have taught us anything, it's that skeletons don't like staying in the closet.



Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble. Thespians take their superstitions seriously, so we won't judge you if you still refer to this opera as "The Scottish Play" on Zoom.



Dancing till you drop is a bloody good way to spend Halloween! Our go-to? The Elektra Slide.



A contentious question for fall: Does candy corn make you leap for joy (like in this stunning scene from our 2013/14 production of Dvořák's Rusalka) or do you believe it's more of a "trick" than a "treat?"



Header image: Robert Kusel