The Art of Opera Costume
Costumes are an integral part of any stage production. They provide context for the story and illustrate the vision of the director. Since most operas were written in, and set in, times past, opera costumes tend to represent historical periods other than our own. That said, however, costumes are not always historically accurate and contribute to the fantasy atmosphere of many opera stories. Designers use color, pattern, and texture to tantalize the eyes, and create a sense of spectacle.
To learn more about the costumes currently on display, simply choose the costume you would like to learn more about and click the link.