That Dress!

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Antonia-HoffmanThe image I chose for Sopranos! features (your’s truly as) Antonia in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman under the direction of Dieter Kaegi with Opera Ireland.

I felt it visually embodied a great sense of operatic drama i.e. Antonia is acknowledging an imaginary performance but she has been warned that the exertion of singing will kill her. However, she cannot help herself!

The dress—and it’s all about the dress—was designed by set and costume designer (and friend) Louis Désiré!