The masters of costume design. Alessandro Lai.

With this interview, I start a series of portraits of directors, costume designers and set designers who contribute to the success of the most acclaimed productions in opera houses all over the world. In collaboration with “PressRoom”, we interviewed the costume designer Alessandro Lai.   After his classical study, Alessandro Lai worked as assistant in…

What have opera stars worn this summer?

Festivals, recitals, concerts then competitions and interviews but also holidays! What were the outfits of the Opera stars in these summer occasions? Here, a general survey…. Attractive and chic Elina Garanca during the concert in Lubijana on June 30. The mezzosoprano wore a sparkling purple one-shoulder gown from Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu. In Salzburg, before her recital on…

Carmen Giannattasio in Vatican

Yesterday afternoon Pope Franciscus opened yesterday at Sala Nervi in Vatican City a conference «Sport at the Service of Humanity», together with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, the Anglican Primate Justin Welby, representatives of the Orthodox patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow, Jewish…

Primadonna Carmen Giannattasio for Bulgari

Bulgari celebrated the re-opening of its redesigned London flagship on New Bond Street, with a red-carpet affair inspired by Italian glamour, on April 14. A number of famous faces were present to fete the redesigned store, including brand ambassadors Luke Evans and Carla Bruni. Guests were treated to a performance by Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio, who sang…

An afternoon at the theatre

What wearing an opera diva for a wintry afternoon as a spectator at Teatro alla Scala in Milan? On January 17, Carmen Giannattasio attended Verdi’s Rigoletto wearing an outfit based to the white color. Max Mara Albuca cape in milk-white suri alpaca fur and wool, with the characteristic flared line and small lateral slits. As accessories,…

Giannattasio, Teti and Bulgari at Royal Opera House

Italian triumph at the London Royal Opera House: the recent production of the operas Cavalleria rusticana/I pagliacci is directed by Damiano Michieletto and conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano; the costumes are curated by Carla Teti and the set design by Paolo Fantin. I pagliacci takes place in the parish hall of a village in the South of Italy:…