Opera Australia Costume Design

The Merry Widow is a production by Graeme Murphy that will commence in 2017, put on by Opera Australia. These designs were commissioned by the head of costume, Jennifer Irwin. The dresses have been designed for the chorus cast through Acts 2 & 3. The costumes for Act 2 embody the lushness of Monet's Garden, using dense lace, sheer fabrics and natural tones. The costumes for Act 3 on the other hand reflect the glitz and glamour of the Art Deco era, using heavy velvets, sparkles of gold and silver with an antique palette.

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