In the costume workshop of the Opéra Comique, everyone’s busy making the last alterations. Dresses are being ironed, dust removed from hats and the last buttons added. “Teamwork is necessary for the costumes,” Christian Lacroix told us. He has always loved creating in company. A teamwork inherent to the world of the stage.
The Opéra Comique is a second home for Christian Lacroix. Denis Podalydès’s team, a family. A stepfamily, sort of, since their cooperation for Messager’s Fortunio at Salle Favart in 2009.
Even though the original plot of Le Comte Ory is set in the Middle Ages, Denis Podalydès preferred the nineteenth century and the 1830s, when Rossini wrote the opera. For the delight of Christian Lacroix who designed costumes of that period for the first time. The world of the stage is an old passion for the fashion creator who enjoys time travelling.
View pictures of the creation of costumes for Le Comte Ory behind the scenes
From 19 through 31 December 2017 at salle Favart
Music direction, Louis Langrée
With Philippe Talbot, Julie Fuchs, Gaëlle Arquez, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Patrick Bolleire, Éve-Maud Hubeaux, Jodie Devos
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