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Sunday Best: The exquisite costume of “Phantom of the Opera”

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Sunday Best: The exquisite costume of “Phantom of the Opera”

The costumes and suits of the “Phantom of the Opera” were originally designed by Maria Björnson; her design was still in use on the current tour of Paramount from August 8th to 19th.

If you go to the “Phantom of the Opera” (August 8th to 19th at the Paramount Theater), you will see this costume on the stage – but you won’t see it this way. In the second act of the opera “Don Juan”, Christine’s character is worn, a well-crafted costume inspired by Spanish folklore, with multi-layered skirts, lace-up bodice and ruffled sleeves. However, this close-up shows you something you might not have noticed on the Paramount seat: a clever mix of dresses (at least five different textiles), textured buttons, embroidery and beadwork, not to mention the body petals The exquisite way. Emphasize the waist. The costumes and suits of “Phantom of the Opera” were originally designed by Maria Björnson (both of whom won the Tony Award in 1988), and the current tour still uses her design, wearing more than 1,200 garments per show. Björnson has only designed three musicals (she is mainly engaged in opera and ballet) during her career, and died in 2002 at the age of 53; her costumes still exist in their rich beauty.

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