Category Archives: Opera

Glimpses of Gotham and city characters.

Pauline Markham, Samuel Anderson Mackeever, Gotham, Author, New York, costume, theater

Miss Pauline Markham.

Glimpses of Gotham and city characters.

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Men and women who deal in fancy costumes.

The business of letting out costumes—and that reminds me that the last one I tried to wear needed considerable letting out—has its peculiar seasons, just as other vocations have. We are now in the ball period of our metropolitan existence, and as the dealer in fantastic habits skips about among his tinseled stock he feels like crying, “On with the dance!” It is just at present that he makes money, or tries to, at least, passing the rest of the year as best he can, buoyed up by the same hope which animates a watering-place hotel keeper.

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Emma Eames. American opera singer.

Emma Hayden Eames, American opera singer, vocal pedagogue, victorian fashion era

Emma Eames c. 1890

Emma Hayden Eames

Emma Hayden Eames (1865 – 1952) was an American opera singer (soprano) and vocal pedagogue.

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Pitti-Sing. Victorian opera character.

Pitty Sing. Pitty-Sing. Victorian opera character. Traditional Japanese Clothing, Kimono,

Victorian opera character.

Pitti-Sing. The Mikado. Victorian opera character.

The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan (libretto by WS Gilbert, with music by Arthur Sullivan). Continue reading

Portraits by Savely Sorine 1920s

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Russian Artists Portraits Sergejewitsch Stanislawski, Savely Sorine, Wassili Katschalow 1924. Russian Artists

Sergejewitsch Stanislawski, Savely Abramovitch Sorine, Wassili Katschalow 1924.

Portraits by Savely Sorine (1878-1953)

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Vaslav Nijinsky in Scheherazade, 1911

Vaslav Nijinsky in Scheherazade. Russian Ballet. Dance costume. Famous Opera

Vaslav Nijinsky in Scheherazade, 1911

Vaslav Nijinsky in Scheherazade, 1911.

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Traditional Japan Nô robes.

Noh Costumes. Costume Nō, 13th century. Japanese Kimono. Geisha costume.

Costume Nō, XIII century

Atsuita karaori. Noh Costumes. Costume Nō, 19th century. Japanese Kimono. Geisha costume.

Costume Nō, XIX century.

Noh Costumes. Costume Nō, 19th century. Japanese Kimono. Geisha costume.

Costume Nō, XIII. century.

Traditional Japan Nô robes. Noh Costumes.

Nō Is a traditional Japanese theater, which traditionally played only by men (danced) and is accompanied by music.

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The ballerina Marie Taglioni dancing the Flore.

Marie Taglioni. Ballerina costume. Dance costumes. Fantasy dress

Marie Taglioni, la Sylphide

The ballerina Marie Taglioni dancing the Flore in the ballet ‘Zephyr et Flore‘.

The ballet dancer, ballerina Marie Taglioni as Flore in her London debut 1830. A Sylphide in the ballet ‘Zephyr et Flore’ by Charles-Louis Didelot.
Marie Taglioni was the first star of the romantic ballet. It is considered the first master of the tip dance. Her international career began when she appeared in 1832 at the Paris Opera Ballet in the La Sylphide by Jean Schneitzhoeffer. The choreographer of the piece was her father, Filippo Taglioni.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1831-1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

Fanny Elssler dances the Cachucha, 1836

Fanny Elssler, Cachucha, Spanish dance, costume

Fanny Elssler dances the Cachucha

Fanny Elssler dances the Cachucha. Le Diable boiteux 1836.

In the ballet, “the limping devil” by Casimir Gide.

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Cornélie Falcon as Rachel in the opera la Juive.

Cornélie Falcon. Rachel costume. Jewish dress. Opera costumes.

Cornélie Falcon as Rachel in the opera la Juive.

Cornélie Falcon as Rachel in the opera la Juive.

Cornélie Falcon. Costume de Rachel dans la Juive. Continue reading

The Pirates of Penzance 1879.

Caribbean Pirates costumes.  Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook,  Davey Jones outfit. Halloween and Theater  costume

Pirates

The Pirates of Penzance, a comic opera by Arthur Sullivan and William S. Gilbert 1879.

Costume design for the opera The Pirates of Penzance or the The Slave of Duty by the British painter and theatre designer George Sheringham.