|Rheinmaidens in costume (Picture from Opera Australia)|
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.