Cher Public

  • armerjacquino: Ciccia, I wasn’t suggesting that opera costumes are bought off the peg- opera has much bigger budgets than theatre... 8:55 AM
  • manou: Netrebko herself took a tumble in one of the Paris Opera potholes. 8:39 AM
  • manou: …also – no liquids for 24 hours beforehand. 8:36 AM
  • Cicciabella: NPW-Paris, the Trovatore sets and costumes were made in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam atelier is perfectly capable of making... 8:30 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Of course it may be my imagination, but it seems to me you can often see the difference between costumes made by the Paris... 8:11 AM
  • Cicciabella: Thank you for the insider info. They apparently buy clothes off the peg and do not alter them to fit the singers. No wonder a... 8:11 AM
  • NPW-Paris: You’re welcome. Take a pullover, a scarf and a plump cushion. 8:06 AM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks for those links NPW. 7:56 AM

And no bones!

Apparently, opera fans got the bright side of the bargain: say “Macbeth” in the theater and you court cataclysm; utter the name in the opera house and, as often as not, you merely predict disappointment.  Read more »