The Tudor Series

'Anna Bolena', 'Maria Stuarda' & 'Roberto Devereux'

Welsh National Opera 2013

Costume and set designer: Madeleine Boyd

Directors: Alessandro Talevi, Rudolf Frey, & Alessandro Talevi


Costume maker for the ladies chorus, and for the understudy ladies principals including this wool and leather coat for 'Jane Seymour' in 'Anna Bolena'. These costumes consisted of fully boned real leather corsets, crushed chiffon blouses with leather detailing, satin petticoats, and cartridge pleated wool overskirts. The principal ladies had similar designed costumes made out of leather, suede, and real silk.


Photo credits to Robert Workman & Welsh National Opera

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