Explore Maria Callas, Costume Design, and more!

Explore related topics

The design for Violetta in Act I (La Traviata at La Scala). Lila de Nobili saw her as a lonely figure seeking warmth and accordingly dressed her in black.

The design for Violetta in Act I (La Traviata at La Scala). Lila de Nobili saw her as a lonely figure seeking warmth and accordingly dressed her in black.

A costume sketch by Lila De Nobili for the 1955 production of La Traviata for the La Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy. This sketch was for the second-act costume worn by Maria Callas as Violetta Valery.

A costume sketch by Lila De Nobili for the 1955 production of La Traviata for the La Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy. This sketch was for the second-act costume worn by Maria Callas as Violetta Valery.

De Nobili's designs for Violetta for La Scala in 1955 were important as the oppressive and rigid luxury of the sets and costumes had to hint at the hypocrisy and cynicism of the main characters.

From Fashion Illustration to Set and Costume Design: Remembering Lila de Nobili

In yesterday’s post I mentioned fashion illustrator and set/costume designer Lila de Nobili and, since this year it’s the tenth anniversary of her death, let’s rediscover her work in this post.

Francis Marshal

Barbara Cartland Books and Cover Art

Adelina Patti as Violetta

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Thurio). Costume design by Lila de Nobili.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Thurio). Costume design by Lila de Nobili.

Violetta returns to Paris dressed in red satin. The 1880 Traviata with Callas at La Scala designed by Lila de Nobili & directed by Visconti.

Violetta returns to Paris dressed in red satin. Maria Callas wears the designs of Vogue fashion illustrator and designer Lila de Nobili in La Traviata at La Scala,

Russ Mills

by Graphic Artist Russ Mills aka Byroglyphics

Virginia Zeani foto autografa nel ruolo di Violetta, La traviata Act 2 Scene 1 #VerdiMuseum

Costume from Verdi's La Traviata Pictured : Soprano Virginia Zeani

Kiri te Kanawa and Anson Austin in La Traviata. The Australian Opera 1978. Photo Branco Gaica.

Kiri te Kanawa and Anson Austin in La Traviata. The Australian Opera Photo Branco Gaica.

La Traviata  Illustration by Debra McFarlane for the Radio Times magazine, watercolour and ink, 2005.

La Traviata by Debra Mcfarlane

La Traviata Illustration by Debra McFarlane for the Radio Times magazine, watercolour and ink,

The classic "Porteño" (from the port) artist, Quinquela Martin. (buenos aires) #travelcolorfully

The classic "Porteño" (from the port) artist, Quinquela Martin.

JO MIELZINER ORIGINAL COSTUME WATERCOLOR  SKETCH FROM HAMLET

JO MIELZINER ORIGINAL COSTUME WATERCOLOR SKETCH FROM HAMLET

Feb. 1965, Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti perform in Florida Grand Opera's production of Lucia di Lammermoor

Pavarotti Debut in the USA (Miami, Florida) Feb. Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti perform in Florida Grand Opera's production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Pavarotti was a last minute replacement. What incredible luck for South Floridians!

Order of Merit portrait drawing of Dame Joan Sutherland by Michael Stennett. Commissioned by HM Queen Elizabeth this portrait was executed at Chalet Monet. From its inception all members of the order have been recorded in a specially- -commissioned drawing.

Order of Merit portrait drawing of Dame Joan Sutherland by Michael Stennett. Commissioned by HM Queen Elizabeth this portrait was executed at Chalet Monet. From its inception all members of the order have been recorded in a specially- -commissioned drawing.

Pinterest
Search