Unpicking Costume Designs for Opera

Free Public Lecture

Unpicking Costume Designs for Opera

Anna Cordingley is an award-winning set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance, musicals and cabaret whose designs have been seen by audiences throughout Australia, Europe, Britain and the United States. Join Anna for this free Objects of Fame: Nellie Melba and Percy Grainger exhibition public program as she explores the foundations of great costume design for opera. How does a designer strike a balance between character development, practical considerations and creative vision? How has costume design evolved from Dame Nellie Melba's era? What have been the recent developments in the place of costume within a broader production?

This free public event accompanies the current exhibition at the Grainger Museum Objects of Fame: Nellie Melba and Percy Grainger which continues until 17 February 2019. The museum is open Sunday to Friday, 12pm - 4pm.

Presenter

  • Ms Anna Cordingley
    Ms Anna Cordingley, University of Melbourne