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Tannhäuser. Elizabeth, the Landgravine. Richard Wagner.

Opera Tannhäuser. Elizabeth, the Landgravine. Richard Wagner. German composer.

Elizabeth, the Landgravine.

Tannhäuser. Elizabeth, the Landgravine.

ELIZABETH is kneeling at the shrine in prayer for Tannhäuser, when she hears the chorus of the band of returning pilgrims, of whom he was one. Continue reading

Costume designs for the Russian ballet by Léon Bakst.

Fakir costume. Russian ballet. Fantasie costume designs. Leon Bakst.

Costume designs for the Russian ballet “Le Dieu Bleu.” By Léon Bakst. 1914. Femme avec Offrande. Un Fakir.

Costume designs for the Russian ballet “Le Dieu Bleu.” by Léon Bakst.

Femme avec Offrande. Un Fakir.

Art deco, Art Nouveau era

Rheingold. Alberich’s Pursuit of the Nibelungen Ring.

Rheingold. Richard Wagner. Opera. The Ring

Alberich’s Pursuit of the Nibelungen Ring

Rheingold. Alberich’s Pursuit of the Nibelungen Ring.

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The Nibelungenlied. Kriemhild at Siegfried’s Bier.

The Nibelungenlied. Kriemhild at Siegfried's Bier. Emil Lauffer

Kriemhild at Siegfried’s Bier

The Nibelungenlied. Kriemhild at Siegfried’s Bier.

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Costume design for Brünnhilde in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Brünnhilde. Opera Costumes. The Ring Cycle. Ring des Nibelungen. Richard Wagner.

Brünnhilde. Half-figure.

Costume design for Brünnhilde in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Opera by Richard Wagner.

Brünnhilde:
The daughter of Wotan and Erda. Wotan’s favorite daughter and preferred Valkyrie. White robe and hat, bright indigo blue coat.

Gallery: Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner 1879.

Costume design for Siegfried in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Siegfried in the forest. Opera Costumes. The Ring Cycle. Ring des Nibelungen. Richard Wagner.

Siegfried in the forest.

Costume design for Siegfried in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Opera by Richard Wagner.

Siegfried:
Wilder son of the Wälsungen* Sieglinde and Siegmund and thus the grandson of Wotan. Forging the sword Notung new, kills Fafner* and mime, wins the Nibelung treasure awakened Brünnhilde and takes her as his wife.
* The Wälsungen (also Wölsungen, Welsungen, Völsungar) are a legendary Germanic race, named after their ancestor. This will be for the first time in the Old English epic Beowulf (at least the 10th century, perhaps earlier), called as Wael.
Fafner is, according to the Icelandic Völsungasaga the son of the Dwarf King Hreidmar. By using a powerful weapon and his fearless mind he guards the adorned with gems and shiny gold house of his father. He later turns out greed into a dragon. Siegfried kills him and thus win the treasure of the Niebelungen.

Gallery: Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner 1879.

Costume design for Wotan in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Wotan's head. Opera Costumes. The Ring Cycle. Ring des Nibelungen. Richard Wagner.

Wotan’s head.

Costume design for Wotan in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring of the Nibelung, opera by Richard Wagner.

Wotan:
God, Nature wicked, man power and ruler of the world, “light albe”, he created the “laws” which are carved in the cut of the World Ash contract spear, and let the gods Valhalla built to consolidate his power. Is also known as Wälse and walker go. At its power politics – he does not respect its own laws – the gods and thus the existing world order will perish.

Gallery: Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner 1879.

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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Marie Sallé. Ballet Danseuse.

Marie Sallé. French Ballet Danseuse in 1730. Rococo fashion. 18th century costumes.

Marie Sallé 1730

Marie Sallé (1707 – 1756). French Ballet Danseuse in 1730.

Marie Sallé was a French dancer, time companion and rival of Marie Camargo.

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Marie Camargo, Opera dancer, ballerina in 1730.

Marie Camargo, Opera dancer, ballerina. Rococo fashion. Baroque costumes.

Melle Camargo Reign of Louis XV 1730

Marie Camargo, Opera dancer, ballerina in 1730.

La Camargo in the Reign of Louis XV 1730

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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