Behind the scene of “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Opera de Oviedo

Federica Fanizza interviewed for Operafashion the stage director Nicola Berloffa and the costume designer Justin Arienti who illustrated the idea behind Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor on stage at the Opera de Oviedo. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti, a co-production of the Opera de Oviedo, Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires and Tenerife Opera, is under... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes of “Nabucco” at the Festival Verdi: the costume designer Gianluca Sbicca

During a career spanning 19 years, Gianluca Sbicca has created the costumes for some theater production. In 2001 he began an artistic partnership with Luca Ronconi which continued for 15 years until his last production Lehman Trilogy. His talent and artistry have earned his UBU Award for the work in Il Ratto d'Europa (2012) directed... Continue Reading →

Swarovski for Anna Netrebko at Salzburg Festival 2019

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... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes of “Il Castello di Kenilworth” at Donizetti Opera 2018: the costume designer Ursula Patzak

During a career spanning 27 years, Ursula Patzak has created the costumes for some cinema masterpieces. Her talent and artistry have earned her two Ciak d’Oro Awards and David di Donatello Awards for her work in Noi credevamo (2009) and Il giovane favoloso (2015), both directed by Mario Martone. We met the famous costume designer... Continue Reading →

The masters of costume design. Michael Gianfrancesco at Rossini Opera Festival 2018

On the occasion of the Rossini Opera Festival, Operafashion met Michael Gianfrancesco, costume designer of the new production "Ricciardo e Zoraide" that will open the 2018 edition. Michael Gianfrancesco is a Toronto-based set and costume designer whose work has been seen across Canada in productions of theatre, opera and dance. In 2008, he received the... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes of “Giulietta e Romeo”at Valle d’Itria Festival: the costume designer Giuseppe Palella

One of the most interesting summer festivals in Italy is the one taking place in Martinafranca: this year its highlight is “Giulietta e Romeo” by N. Vaccaj, an almost forgotten opera which Bellini used as inspiration for his “Capuleti and Montecchi” . Operafashion focuses its attention on Giuseppe Palella, costume designer of this production, highly […]

The masters of costume design. Marie-Jeanne Lecca.

On the occasion of very applauded Riccardo Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini which will be on stage at Teatro alla Scala until May 13, Operafashion met the highly respected costume designer Marie-Jeanne Lecca.   Marie-Jeanne Lecca lives in London and works extensively in Opera. Marie-Jeanne received the Martinu Medal for "Julietta" and "The Greek Passion" and was nominated by... Continue Reading →

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