The designer Ulises Merida (50 years outdated) has created the wardrobe for Floria, the principle protagonist of the Opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. To do that, he has opted for traditional designs minimize on the bias with architectural components for “a passionate lady who loves and is moved.”
“I’m pleased with this job,” declared the designer after premiere. Moreover, after the historic to carried out by the American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky (52) on the Teatro Actual. “Dressing Floria has been a dream,” he provides, who has confronted this mission “based mostly on the truth that the protagonist is a diva who strikes, who loves, who’s moved”.
Merida wager on deep blues and black within the first act. For the reds within the second, and depart the black for the tip of the tragedy. Acknowledge that higher problem has been to create clothes that assist the soprano in her interpretation and that additionally don’t conflict with the scenography.
In a primary act, Floria seems with a design in blue and jet tones. “A gown and a cape with woolen material and black touches on the cuffs and neck”, a piece inhabited by the flowing silhouettes and the collar of his iconic white shirt, Bettina.
For him second act, the Toledo designer has created a base gown of iridescent chiffon and feather scarf in pink and orange tones. A completed creation with a showy lateral flower, “aspect that gives problem”, because it must be effectively sewn to remain upright and on the similar time be straightforward to detach throughout efficiency.
Within the third act, the clear gown of equipment se coated with a really elegant black chiffon kimono that falls over the physique in an imposing means, a chunk with which Floria interprets the well-known aria Vissi d’Arte, that earlier than Radvanovsky they assumed different nice voices like that of Maria Callas.
It’s not the primary time Ulises Mérida designs the costumes for an opera. He additionally collaborated with Paco Azorín, stage director at the moment in “La Traviata”, represented on the Peralada pageant in 2019.
With musical path by Nicola Luisotti, a triple forged will carry out the sixteen features of Tosca till July 24, with the sopranos Sondra Radvanovsky, Maria Agresta and Anna Netrebko in the principle function, “whom I’ve not but been in a position to do the costume becoming,” provides the designer.
Three designs for 3 divas of the present opera -Radvanovsky, Agresta and Netrebko- who be part of his profitable parade within the final version of the Madrid catwalk, by which introduced the gathering Free made by girls of the coaching workshop of the Affiliation for the prevention, reintegration and care of prostituted girls (Apramp) as a technique to reintegrate into society. The Queen Letizia (48) selected one of many designs from that assortment for the assembly with the drug habit help board.
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