In July and August, Salzburg flourishes for the festival city. The old town becomes an attraction for opera-lovers from all over the world. International stars like soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, are a permanent presences here.
The opening-night of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur in concert version was eagerly awaited on July 28 at the Salzburg Festival and, for this occasion, Anna Netrebko as Adriana wore three gowns designed by Jan Meier, the director of costume workshops . The radiant creations are the result of a successful partnership between Swarovski and the Salzburg Festival.
The evening gowns of 40’s and 50’s Parisian couture – Dior, for example – gave Jan Meier his inspiration: “Each dress is a highlight in terms of the composition of materials and the use of different crystals. Thanks to the crystals from Swarovski, this uniqueness is particularly evident” – he told Salzburg City Guide.
The first dress was an emerald caftan with V-neck embellished by blue and green crystals. A ton sur ton band with applied crystals decorated her face.
A thousand crystals breathe life into a coral-colored ball gown with off-the-shoulder tulle neckline and an A-line skirt of petals. This dress reminds me of the magnificent Junon ball gown created by Christian Dior in the fall / winter 1949–50.
The crowning glory is a black silk dress illuminated with 17,000 crystals in “Diamond Shape”.
Sensational the jewelry: diamonds and colorful gemstones chandelier earrings from Chopard.
Photo Credits: Marco Borrelli, Thomas Steinlechner, Swarovski, Jan Meier