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Theatre costume

  • Date:

    1968 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Georgiadis, Nicholas, born 1923 - died 2001 (Costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lurex brocade, synthetic fabric, filigree buttons and chain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

  • Museum number:

    S.69-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long trained, fitted dress in brown rose brocade woven with gold lurex and brown thread in a pattern of flowers and arabesques; appliqued over the dress are stylized lotus flowers in gold lurex appliqued onto a bright gold background. The dress is ruched around the hips and back. Fixed at the neck and around the upper bodice to the back, are swags of brownish synthetic fabric shot with gold thread and printed with a repeat pattern in dark green. From the short sleeves hang filigree dome buttons on chains.

Date

1968 (Made)

Artist/maker

Georgiadis, Nicholas, born 1923 - died 2001 (Costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Lurex brocade, synthetic fabric, filigree buttons and chain

Marks and inscriptions

"(printed) ROYAL OPERA HOUSE / PRODUCTION: (handwritten) AIDA / (printed) ACT: SCENE: / Character (handwritten) AMNARIS (sic) / ATTENDENTS / (printed) Name (handwritten) TROMAN / HALL / (printed) COVENT GARDEN"
Label; Back neck right

Dimensions

Length: 189 cm Neck to hem, Width: 47 cm Across shoulders, Weight: 1.7 kg

Descriptive line

Costume for Attendant on Amneris in Verdi's opera Aida, designed by Nicholas Georgiadis, Royal Opera, 1968.

Materials

Lurex; Brocade; Synthetic fabric; Metal

Techniques

Machine stitching; Hand stitching

Categories

Stage costumes

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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