Costumes for THE MAGIC FLUTE at the Met 1966-67 by Chagall.
Reportage from Marc Chagalls costumes for
THE MAGIC FLUTE
at the Met 1966-67
- exposed at Philharmonie de Paris
Visited by Henning Høholt.
PARIS/FRANCE: In Oslo we are getting closer to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts opera The Magic Flute, premiere at the Operahouse in Oslo 28th. November 2015.
Therefore this presentation of the costumes that Marc Chagall made for The Metropolitan Opera, New York in 1966-67, with many photos of Chagalls four years work with this production and costumes, as they are exposed right now at the Philharmonie in Paris.
Because of the material and the photos we photographed at the exhibition opening in Paris, we are please to have the special posibility to present both Marc Chagalls scetches, mini sculptures and the original costumes.
We hope this will give the readers the interesting posibility to see how Marc Chagall, with his staff managed to create costumes based on the sketches shown here in this reportage:
Costume project for The Magic Flute,
New York 1966-67:
SCETSCHES: Mixed technique, mine graphite, auarelle, gouache, encre et tissues collés at paper. Dation en 1988. Belonging to Centre Pompidou, Musée national d´art moderne, Paris;
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Animal ballet:
Costumes sketches for: Papageno, Monostatos, Pamina:
Marc Chagall. Costume for Papageno:
Costume Details, Papageno:
Marc Chagall: ZARASTRO costume:
Details, and backside from the above costume for Zarastro:
Costume sketches for: Tamino, Zarastro, Queen of the Night:
Other costumes from The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera, New York by Marc Chagall 1967:
The Magic Flute, Main Poster, by Marc Chagall, 1966, created for the Metropolitan Opera. The images represent not only characters from Mozart’s opera but also characters from the Garden of Eden.
Who is Marc Chagall?
Marc Chagall was born on July 7, 1887 in a little Russian village just outside of Vitebsk. He grew up the eldest of nine children in a traditional Jewish family. His father Khatskl (Zakhar) Shagal, a herring merchant, strongly disapproved of his passion for art, however his mother, Feige-Ite, encouraged him to pursue art school in St. Petersburg. It was here that his unique style that we recognize today began to develop.
Whimsical images of his childhood and the village he grew up in frequently began to appear and continued to be his artistic motivation throughout his career.
Please also enjoy our earlier reportage from the whole exposition The Triumph of the Music also including more sketches and customes, at Philharmonie de Paris at:
Torkil Baden has been photographing Chagalls grave in Saint Paul de Vence, France: