Special event Past event Friday, 20 April 2018 – Sunday, 29 April 2018

Costumes from the world premiere of Roles

See five extraordinary costumes created for the world premiere of a new opera

  • Friday, 20 – Sunday, 29 April 2018

  • Theatre and Performance, Room 103

  • Free event

Costumes from the world premiere of Roles photo

V&A Opera Residents Metta Theatre and Composer Oliver Brignall spent six months creating a new contemporary opera in response the recent V&A exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. 'Roles' featured five extraordinary costumes, specially created costumes by five leading designers, including costumes for Salomé (banned in the UK until 1907) and Katerina from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (banned in the Soviet Union until 1961).

Image © Robert Workman

Part of V&A Performance Festival 2018