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…

A magic night for Maria Josè Siri

Thirteen minutes of applause for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly under the direction of maestro Riccardo Chailly and directed by Alvis Hermanis have opened the season of Teatro alla Scala in Milan. This first night, “La prima”, is always held on 7 December, feast day of Saint Ambrose, patron saint of the city. For this Butterfly, maestro…

Maria Josè Siri loves Arena di Verona

Among the primadonnas more present at the 93° Arena di Verona Opera Festival there is certainly Maria Josè Siri. The Uruguayan soprano debuted as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni on July 4 and she will sing her 100 Verdi’s Aida on the evening of July 19. A few days before Don Giovanni’s opening night, Maria Josè…

Opera stars, perfumes and suggestions: Maria Josè Siri

What’s your favourite perfume? Eden by Cacharel, but I just learned they don’t make it any more! Do you always buy the same perfume or do you like changing and trying something different? I love changing fragrances and especially like perfumes with floral notes.  I’m not afraid of changing, but I always remain faithful once…