Behind the scenes of Griselda at the Festival Valle d’Itria 2021

In the 300th anniversary of the first performance at the Festival della Valle d'Itria is staged Griselda by Alessandro Scarlatti with the conduction of George Petrou and the direction of Rosetta Cucchi. Operafashion met the costume designer Claudia Pernigotti who described the costumes designed for the protagonists Griselda (Carmela Remigio, soprano) and Gualtiero (Raffaele Pe,... Continue Reading →

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 →

“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 →

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 →

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 […]

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