3.10.2010

                   
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Attila, The Well-Dressed Hun. Prada's Costume Sketches For the Opera.




The Metropolitan Opera brought in the big guns when it came to the costume and set design of Pierre Audi's Met premiere production of Verdi's Attila.

The new production, which premiered on February 23, had costumes designed by fashion icon Miuccia Prada and sets designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

Although the production is not necessarily receiving the greatest of reviews, the sets and costumes are worthy of applause.

A lot of sites, blogs and articles have featured the sets and mentioned the costumes, but here's a look at the actual sketches by Miuccia Prada for the costumes in the Opera (courtesy of Prada and the Met):







And a look at the sets and finished costumes (with photos by Ken Howard ):









Cast
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Odabella: Violeta Urmana
Foresto: Ramón Vargas
Ezio: Giovanni Meoni
Attila: Ildar Abdrazakov

The Production Team

Production: Pierre Audi
Set and Costume Designers: Miuccia Prada, Herzog & de Meuron
Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman

The opera continues to play through March 12. You can purchase tickets here.
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