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Updated on April 05, 2012

A Night at the Opera

A Fantasy Production, March 2012

Presented by Ewa Kuniczak, Susan Knox, and assisted by Katrina Stewart at the SECC, Glasgow, and NEC, Birmingham

The notion for this project came about as a result of our love of the Theatre, Opera and Dance in particular. Susan with her background in theatrical productions and costume design; and Ewa's expertise in Dance, Theatre and Art, formed the inspirational explosion of ideas from which developed these vignettes - thoughts on some of the most colourful, and musically memorable Operas.

Fuelled by our sense of humour, we have taken an imaginative leap into this dramatic extravanganza; often taking an unexpected interpretation of familiar themes, using the expertise and resources at our disposal - taking 'Re-cycling' to a new level!

Static displays at NEC, Birmingham and SECC, Glasgow

Costumes on the Display Stands

Magic Flute - Papagena (Bird Maiden) by Ewa, made from Garden Fleece Papageno (Bird Catcher) by Ewa, handmade felt jacket and hat

Costumes in the Fashion Show

Carmen Handmade felt hat and jacket, inspired by a Matador's Suit of Light

Don Quixote (Knight of the Road, i.e. a cyclist) Costume by Ewa created with handmade felt, and 'Sancho Panza' on a flashing scooter presenting a windmill to Don Quixote Costume created from recycled items from Ewa's wardrobe, and featuring a collar by Susan made from old ties and zips + ruff by Katrina Stewart

Tales of Hoffman Bodice, Hat and slippers created by Ewa using wet felting techniques, pantaloons and sleeves by Susan + mask by Katrina

Madama Butterfly Costume by Ewa made from heavy-duty Vilene

Queen of the Night (Magic Flute) Costume by Ewa, featuring handmade felt Moon hat and collar

'Overture' Costume by Susan Knox, featuring wig  made from buckram by Katrina Stewart