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Christian Lacroix teams up with the SF Opera

Sep 4, 2012 12:49:00 PM
By BLO Staff

Our Scenic Designer for Clemency, Julia Noulin -Mérat comments on the collaboration between Christian Lacroix and the San Fransisco Opera: (read the SF Gate article HERE)

I remember fondly, when growing up in Paris, walking by Christian Lacroix’s boutique on the Champs Elysees; I was fascinated with his color palettes, fabrics, use of silhouettes – and his dramatic designs that were so interestingly inspired by costumes of the past. When I first read that his costumes were going to be used in the San Francisco Opera’s production of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in a co-production with Bayerische Staatsoper, I could not have been more thrilled!

The sneak peek released in the SF Gate article reveals a world rich in textures, a visual feast of vivid color palettes. This marks a grand return for the fashion couturier to the world of American opera after his costumes for Renée Fleming in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Thaïs .

Vincent Boussard’s production is such a sexy version of the Romeo and Juliet story and I cannot wait to see it!  - Julia Noulin-Mérat

Topics: Christian Lacroix, Julia Noulin-Merat, opera, Romeo and Juliet, San Fransisco

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