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, the Teatro Real, Madrid, 2000-01, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012
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 Risorgimento 1850, (the Unification of Italy), basing the lead protagonist on Garibaldi. The genre borrowed from film, and was Goya inspired. The opera and the lighting are dark. (Photos by Val Renolds Brown.)
350 costumes - many used recycled fabrics, and reconstructed clothes, leather, lace, sheepskin, dyed and overprinted.