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Burberry Designs Costumes For 7 Deaths Of Maria Callas

Burberry Designs Costumes For 7 Deaths Of Maria Callas

Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci has collaborated with Marina Abramović on the costume design for her new opera project 7 Deaths of Maria Callas which premiers tonight at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany.

Together with composer Marko Nikodijević, the world-renowned Marina Abramović has developed the performance after a lifelong study of Maria Callas and will feature works from Otello, Lucia di Lammermoor, Norma, Madama Butterfly and La Traviata.

The collaborative costume project sees a reimagining of the notions of masculine and feminine style and plays a vital part in the character’s tale. Reinterpreting the classical theatre costume, Tisci has used experiment design crafts and techniques to create a modern and contemporary design.

“I am a romantic dreamer at my core, so this was a very easy project to get involved with. The subject is one of love in all its forms, from the light to the dark. Marina is one of my great personal loves and I feel privileged to call her my friend and my family. She is one of the world’s most daring and brave artists, and it’s an incredible honour to collaborate with her once again on a subject that is so close to both of our hearts.”

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Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

‘7 Deaths of Maria Callas’ will also be live-streamed on Staatsoper.TV on 5th September 2020 at 6:30 pm CEST and will be available to watch on-demand for 30 days from 7th September 2020.

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