Behind the scenes of the opera-movie “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Teatro Comunale Bologna: the costume designer Claudia Pernigotti

After collaborating with Pasquale Grossi and William Orlandi as assistant to the sets and costumes, Claudia Pernigotti from 2000 to 2013 was the Head of the Costume Service of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna where she signed the costumes for numerous productions. She collaborates assiduously with the director Rosetta Cucchi for whose shows she has... Continue Reading →

Opera and art of fashion: Julie Anna Lewis and her opera-scarves

Fashion and Opera always make a winning combination! The American visual artist Julie Anna Lewis agree on that. After having won numerous awards for her work as graphic designer, since 2009 Julie Anna has been enchanted by watercolor, oil and acrylic painting. Eventually arriving at her preference of the quick and satifying results of acrylic.... Continue Reading →

Riccardo Tisci creates costumes for Marina Abramović’s “7 Deaths of Maria Callas”

Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci created the costumes for Marina Abramović’s latest project 7 Deaths of Maria Callas. Every piece has been designed exclusively for each chapter of the opera, performed at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Marina Abramović developed the opera with the composer Marko Nikodijević - using famous Callas scenes from Carmen,... Continue Reading →

“Beauty is what gives us emotions”: word of Mara Casasola

Her career as make up artist starts in 2003 when she obtains the make up artist certificate at BCM Milan Academy.From then on, Mara Casasola collaborates with the most important and prestigious cosmetic companies becoming trainer and International Make Up Artist. The Milanese fashion sector allows her to enter in the world of fashion as... Continue Reading →

“Amo il qui ed ora…”: l’esperienza fotografica di Michele Monasta

La terza tappa del viaggio di Operafashion nella fotografia di scena è dedicata all'arte di Michele Monasta. Fotografo di scena da più di 20 anni, Michele Monasta ha documentato i più importanti teatri lirici e di prosa italiani divenendo fotografo ufficiale del prestigioso Teatro del Maggio Musicale di Firenze. Amante dell'"espressione emotiva in tutte le... Continue Reading →

The secrets of theatrical make-up: Tiziana and Emanuela Passaro

Tiziana and Emanuela Passaro have collected the legacy of four generations of Neapolitan artists who grew up in the entertainment world. With Artimmagine, they combine the long tradition of wigsmakers with the mastery in make-up for the theater - the San Carlo Theatre in Naples and the Verdi Theatre in Salerno, above all - cinema... Continue Reading →

“Sul costume come arma mistificatrice”. Le creazioni di Gianluca Sbicca per il “Marino Faliero” al Festival Donizetti 2020

La pandemia ha imposto la chiusura dei teatri italiani, ma questo non ha impedito il debutto - al Festival Donizetti Opera 2020 - di ”Marino Faliero" diretto da Riccardo Frizza, con il progetto creativo firmato da Ricci/Forte, registi da qualche mese nominati alla direzione della Biennale Teatro di Venezia. Giochi di potere, intrighi, tradimenti. In... Continue Reading →

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