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To make a kimono from scratch

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes, Madame Butterfly

Our costume department is making a brand new wardrobe for this year’s production of Puccini’s masterpiece, Madame Butterfly. Witnessing the process, from start to finish, has been dazzling. So, I thought I would share some of the steps that it takes to create a kimono from scratch….

Salome Costumes – One Glorious Coat

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

Here is one costume piece that we are all in love with – Salome’s coat: It still needs a bit more work – the plan is that the circular shapes in the fabric will be highlighted and bejeweled. We’ll share an update with the finished…

Salome Costumes – Headdresses

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes, Productions

      With Salome opening in less than a month, the Costume Shop is hard at work finishing up the costumes and getting ready for fittings. I caught our milliner, Anna Marie, in the process of working on some headdresses. Here’s a quick peek!…

Costumes in progress for Florencia.

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

The month before a production is interesting to watch in the Costume Shop, because it is full of half-finished costumes. The first costume fittings for the leads for Florencia didn’t happen until they started rehearsals last week. Now that the costumes have been fit properly,…

Painting Silk for Wings

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

The kitchen at the Opera Production Studios has been host to a strange contraption the past few days: Anna Marie, our Crafts Artisan & Milliner, has been hard at work on some painted silk for one of the characters in Florencia en el Amazonas. Now…