Opera Art Project… 50th Anniversary of the Edmonton Opera

Opera Art 50th Anniversary Collection
Opera Art 50th Anniversary Collection

Opera Art Project Anniversary Collar scarf and hand warmers.  The Edmonton Opera is having their 50th Anniversary this Opera Season.  To help celebrate this wonderful moment and year I decided my designs for the Opera Art Project would be a combination of all 3 Opera’s in the colours of their 50th Anniversary theme.  The Edmonton Opera started with their first Opera being Madama Butterfly and fittingly are topping off this year with the very same Opera.  What a wonderful way to make tribute to all 50 years of incredible talent and hard work.

The Opera Art 50th Anniversary Neck warmer scarf is done in black with gold trim.  The trim is made with 100% beaded silk for the Golden 50th Anniversary.  I made a second one in black with red trim the colour of the Cherry Blossom and other parts of Madama Butterfly.  On each of these neck warmers you see the lace edge which symbolizes the “dance of the 7 veils” in the Opera, Salome.  The Full Moon is also a big part of the first  Salome, Opera this season.

Opera Art 50th Anniversary Collection
Opera Art 50th Anniversary Collection

In the second Opera, Die Fledermaus, there is a pocket watch that has an important role and meaning in this Opera.  I stitched some of the clock onto the Full moon on one neck warmer and on the other made a separate clock also on a white face.  Each scarf has an additional metal clock face to add a unique touch to the design.

The third Opera, Madama Butterfly is the season ender to celebrate 50 years.  The Red Cherry Blossom is done in a merino and silk hand painted yarn and accented with a 100% silk beaded yarn.  Cherry Blossoms are seen throughout this magnificent opera in addition I added a metal butterfly to each for this wonderful Opera.

50th Anniversary Opera Scarf
50th Anniversary Opera Scarf

The hand warmers are designed in the same manner with mutual influence from each Opera.  There will be other styles for each of the 3 Opera’s this year so pop by again for a peek at what I am working on.

The Opera Art Project is a wonderful collection of local Artists, the Alberta Craft Council and the Edmonton Opera together bringing a new and exciting venue with one of a kind and unique pieces.  You can view more about this wonderful project at http://www.albertacraft.ab.ca/special-projects/

There will be pictures of some of the upcoming designs and works by the Opera Art Artists soon at this link above.

or the Edmonton Opera at: http://www.edmontonopera.com/

50th Anniversary Opera Scarf
50th Anniversary Opera Scarf

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peek…Designs for the Opera Art Project

Opera Art Madama Buttlerfly, Salome, Fledermaus
Opera Art Madama Buttlerfly, Salome, Fledermaus

A sneak peek into the Opera Art Project designs for the up coming season of the Edmonton Opera.  As I have mentioned in previous blogs I have the pleasure of designing with a group of amazing local Artists in the Opera Art Project.  These two collar style scarves are one of a kind pieces and add a unique touch to your wardrobe.  I will go more into the designs and what overall design is symbolic for as well as the embellishments.  These two designs pertain to all three Opera’s this season in one way or another.  The gold bling silk yarn, by www.artyarns.com is for the 50th Anniversary of the Edmonton Opera.

Opera Art Madama Buttlerfly, Salome, Fledermaus
Opera Art Madama Buttlerfly, Salome, Fledermaus

I will talk more in detail about these designs and the corresponding hand warmers when I finish them.   Just thought I would tease you with what I have been working on lately.  Stay tuned for more Opera Art designs…..hint these are based on the 3 Opera’s Madama Butterfly, Salome, and Die Fledermaus.

For more information and my previous Opera Art Project designs see the links below:

http://vbaberdesigns.com/page25.html

http://vbaberdesigns.com/page27.html

http://edmontonopera.com/

http://www.albertacraft.ab.ca/