Sunday, February 01, 2009

Opera Fifth Avenue

From a Met Newsflash: The Met's 125th anniversary has inspired Saks Fifth Avenue's first window display of the spring season, which was unveiled last weekend. The display combines accessories from the store's spring collection with original costumes from a century and a quarter of Met history. Some of the costumes on view include the hat and coat worn by Enrico Caruso in Pagliacci in 1903, Regina Resnik's dress from the 1965 The Queen of Spades, and a gown designed by Christian Lacroix for Renée Fleming in this season's new production of Thaïs. It's the third collaboration between Saks and the Met. Previous window displays were inspired by Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly and the 2007-08 season's new productions of Hansel and Gretel, Peter Grimes, and Satyagraha.


















Bidu Sayao - Massenet's Manon 1937























Pilar Lorengar - Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflote - 1967























Lucia Popp - The Queen of the Night in Mozart's Die Zauberflote 1967























Jerome Hines - Sarastro in Mozart's Die Zauberflote 1967























Leontyne Price in Verdi's Aida 1985























Anna Moffo - Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata 1966























Chorus costume - Verdi's La Traviata 1966























Placido Domingo - Verdi's Otello 1994
























Geraldine Farrar - Massenet's Manon 1909






















Regina Resnik - Countess in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades























Renée Fleming - Massenet's Thais 2008























Luciano Pavarotti - Duke of Mantau in Verdi's Rigoletto 1989























Enrico Caruso - Canio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci 1903 and Maria Jeritza - Puccini's Turandot 1926























Ezio Pinza Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov

4 comments:

Vera H. said...

Love it! Wish I could catch it in person.

Sibyl said...

As a costumer and opera fan I am gobsmacked. Thank you SarahB!

Gabriel said...

thanks for the pics! for us non-NYers it's very interesting, now i know there are cool designs for singers too.

Elizabeth McDonald said...

WOW - fantastic costumes and what a great way of bringing the city together!

Thanks for the pics!