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
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Opera Fifth Avenue
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Love it! Wish I could catch it in person.
As a costumer and opera fan I am gobsmacked. Thank you SarahB!
thanks for the pics! for us non-NYers it's very interesting, now i know there are cool designs for singers too.
WOW - fantastic costumes and what a great way of bringing the city together!
Thanks for the pics!
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