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.
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.
Barbara Cartland Books and Cover Art
Adelina Patti as Violetta
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Thurio). Costume design by Lila de Nobili.
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,
by Graphic Artist Russ Mills aka Byroglyphics
Costume from Verdi's La Traviata Pictured : Soprano Virginia Zeani
Kiri te Kanawa and Anson Austin in La Traviata. The Australian Opera Photo Branco Gaica.
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.
JO MIELZINER ORIGINAL COSTUME WATERCOLOR SKETCH FROM HAMLET
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.