Crisis: Opera is running out of costumesmain
Elizabeth Braw reports for Newsweek that opera and ballet companies are running low beause ‘fashion colleges don’t teach students how to sew’.
So serious is the crisis that Opera Philadelphia’s new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo is under threat because Don Carlo requires a huge range of hand-stitched costumes strong enough to withstand the nightly rigours of the lead role. ‘We pay the best rates in the city but there just aren’t enough qualified stitchers available.’
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