Anna Caterina Antonacci and the rarity – Anna Caterina Antonacci e le rarità

These days a very rare opera by Ernst Reyer – Sigurd – has been performed in concert form at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. As extensively reported in the theater program, Sigurd is France’s answer – in Grand Opera version – to Richard Wagner’s Tetralogy. The female protagonist of this complex opera is the “divine” Anna Caterina Antonacci. On the night of the premiere the diva wore a long evening dress with a simple line, made of a refined material – very fine black tulle embroidered and quilted, embellished with beads composing a flower motif. The beautiful bodice – more densely decorated – and the tulle-veiled decolletage emphasize the upper part of the body. A thin black satin band marks the waistline. White pearl earrings completed the outfit. The audience fell for her!

Alla Victoria Hall di Ginevra, in questi giorni, è rappresentata una rarissima opera (in forma di concerto) di Ernst Reyer, Sigurd. Come riportato ampiamente nel programma di sala, Sigurd è la risposta francese – in versione grand operà – alla Tetralogia del “sommo” Richard Wagner. Ad essere protagonista di quest’opera molto complessa è stata chiamata la “divina” Anna Caterina Antonacci. La diva per la premiere ha indossato un abito da sera lungo, dalla linea semplicissima ma molto elaborato nel tessuto: un finissimo tulle nero ricamato e trapuntato di perline che seguono i racemi floreali del decoro. Bellissimo il corpetto (dove il ricamo diventa più fitto) che segna la linea del seno mentre il decoltè è coperto dal tulle. Una finissima fascia di raso nero segna il punto vita. Immancabili gli orecchini con perle bianche a completare l’outfit. E il pubblico è tutto per lei!

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Photo: Vincent Lepresle and Renè Halting.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Pauline says:

    La première photo n’est absolument pas de moi mais du photographe Vincent Lepresle pour le compte du Grand Théâtre de Genève.

    1. ladymaxwell says:

      Thank you Pauline! Your name was written under the photo, and I thought that the author was you…

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