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Monday, October 11, 2010

Dressing For The Opera!

An opera enthusiast on his way to Aida.
Image © 20th Century Fox/G
So I'm at Das Rheingold the other night, and I see several audience members dressed in Viking helmets. The plastic ones you see at Minnesota football games. Even the Met Opera Shop is getting into the act, selling wool winter hats with Valkyrie pigtails and their own set of wool horns. No, that's not a product endorsement, I just think it's kind of cool. So I thought I'd look and see what other items could be worn to celebrate various operas.

Suitable for Aida, Die Zauberflöte or, should it ever be revived, Samuel Barber's Anthony and Cleopatra.

Guaranteed against political assasination. Recommended for Un Ballo in Maschera and I Vespri Siciliani.

Russian Fur Hat
Perfect for Boris Godunov, Khovanschina, and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

Ideal for Lucia di Lammermoor and Macbeth

What else? Rigoletto. Maybe Pagliacci. Take the bells off it first. Steelers logo optional.

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