The masters of costume design. Giuseppe Palella.

On the occasion of Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso which will be performed on April 13 – 21 at Teatro Malibran in Venice, Operafashion met the imaginative costume designer Giuseppe Palella.   What was your education? “My education is unusual and atypical for those who do my job. I studied in Bologna – sculpture at the School of…

A look at the New Year’s Concerts

Let’s celebrate the beginning of the year 2016 with a series of concerts in all theaters of the world! Soprano Olga Peretyatko joins conductor Daniele Gatti and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in a concert dedicated to the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi at Shanghai Symphony Hall. The Russian primadonna wears a red cocktail dress by Pronovias. Long gauze,…

Jessica Pratt: a modern Semiramide

On October 18, Australian soprano Jessica Pratt made her debut in one of G. Rossini’s most challenging soprano parts: the Babylonian queen Semiramide.  The expected debut – in concert version – took place under the direction of Maestro Giuliano Carella at Opera de Marseille. For this special occasion, Jessica chose a dress-change between the first and second…

Jessica Pratt primadonna in Melbourne

A triumphant success for Victorian Opera’s concert of I Puritani on July 2! The evening was very expected by the Australian public to the presence of two superstars of Belcanto: Jessica Pratt as Elvira and Celso Albelo as Arturo. Moreover, it’s only the third time that the masterpiece of Bellini is performed in Melbourne. The primadonna…

Jessica Pratt’s Lucia shines bright

On March 31st Jessica Pratt played a strong, motherly and melancholic Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opera Theatre in Rome. After the exhibition, she attended a party at the Australian Embassy in Rome. Jessica wore an aqua green outfit by Marina Rinaldi – a long satin dress and a chiffon capelet. She completed her look…

What have Opera stars worn this summer? – part 2

Beautiful and happy Jessica Pratt after the success of Rossini’s “Aureliano in Palmira” at Rossini Opera Festival on July 12. At the party after the opening night, the soprano wearing a black long evening dress with wide duchesse skirt and crisscross bodice in velvet by Marina Rinaldi, “Elegante” collection. On the shoulders, a precious black and…