Bientôt l’opéra

Author: fraise

Monday 10 October 2011, in Crafts, Journal

Following my Masters degree, I’ve been enjoying my newly rediscovered free time by preparing for the next big thing: my subscription to the Opéra Monte Carlo (Monaco) that will begin in November with Boito’s “Mefistofele“. It’s based on the legend of Faust. In Boito’s version, Faust barters with the Devil: his soul in exchange for worldly bliss. Faust then seduces trusting young women, is betrayed by the Devil, sees the death of one of the women he seduced, and nonetheless continues to seek out worldly pleasures and seduction. Neither world nor illusion satisfy him.

There will be five operas in all, so I’ve been using it as a nice reason to add some home-sewn items to my wardrobe. Currently I’m working on a capelet that will be made of black silk burnout velvet patterned with roses, and lined with a soft black cotton velvet. The pattern is McCall’s 3033 (M3033), view F with the stand-up collar. It will be perfect for keeping off the November Riviera chill.

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