opera

Dude Never Would Be Missed


While researching one of our printer-dyer record books for the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product, I discovered a curious fabric swatch on page 105.
record book, textile printing, swatches, fabric, American, opera, 19th century

19th-Century German Stage Design


These selections of scenic and costume designs from the Deutsches Theatermuseum in Munich serve as an important document of theater production from the German court theaters at Weimar, Berlin, Vienna, Munich, and Bayreuth. This exhibition emphasizes the familiar operatic repertory of von Webern, Mozart, Rossini, and Wagner, as well as designs for dramatic productions by Shakespeare, Goethe, and Schiller. 
Germany, theatrical design, costumes, theater, opera, traveling exhibitions

Paris Opera on Stage: Designs, Costumes, Jewels


This exhibition provides an up-close look at costumes, jewelry, and related drawings from the collection of the Paris Opera. The detailed costumes on display date from the era of Louis XIV to the present day, and feature the work of artists and designers such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, and Christian Lacroix. Also on view are fifty pieces of stage jewelry that date from the 19th century, including diadems, bejeweled collars, armbands, and necklaces. 
opera, France, costumes, jewelry, drawings, Paris Opera, Louis XIV, exhibitions