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Andy Dances
Andy Dances • 2 years ago

The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company staged a Silver Jubilee Season at Sadler's Wells, the highlight being a new production of Iolanthe with silver-themed designs by Bruno Santini. Gilbert and Sullivan's 1882 Savoy opera mocks the House of Lords within a tale of fairy folk and mortals.

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"Fairy Queen" costume from the 1977 D'Oyly Carte Opera Company production of Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan. Costume designed by Bruno Santini.

Theatre costume Date: 1977 (made) Artist/Maker: Santini, Bruno (costume designer) Adams, Martin (maker) David Garrett (maker) Materials and Techniques: [Theatre costume] Sequins, Lurex, cotton, cotton lace, tape, taffeta and boning [Theatre costume] Lurex, lace, net, cotton, silk, braid, padding and paint Museum number: S.348 to I-1985

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