Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Watery sparkly Rheinmaidens

Rheinmaidens in costume (Picture from Opera Australia)
When the Ring Cycle was performed in Adelaide the Valkyries were bar-girls and sat at the Wunder Bar.

In the Melbourne Ring Cycle the Rheinmaidens are show girls. Costume designer Alice Babidge explains that her costumes, although theatrical, always reflect real life rather than fantasy. I think it is a brilliant idea to dress these flirtatious and thoughtless girls in show girl costumes and what lovely costumes they are, all watery and sparkly. Clever Alice Babidge.

I hope Melbourne warms up or they'll catch their death in that river.

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