Il TrovatoreCostume Design
Opera ll Trovatore: Verdi. Costumes by Anne Tilby, set by Dante Ferretti, director Elijah Moshinsky, for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Real, Madrid Opera House, 2000-01, 2004, 2007 + 2009
Re-mounted internationally for over 12 years. Produced by BBC2 as a DVD with cast José Cura, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Yvonne Naef, Verónica Villarroel.
Set in the time of Il Risorgamento 1850, (the Unification of Italy), basing the lead protagonist on Garibaldi. The genre uses a filmic quality, and the paintings of Goya. The opera and the lighting are dark. (Photos by Val Renolds Brown.)
About 350 costumes, many uniforms with rebel costumes, over-dyed , over-printed, recycled, leather sheepskins, lace, sourced from charity shops.