Gowns Pagan Wicca Witch:  Faery #gown ~ back view of a costume for Flore in the 1988 Opéra National de Paris production of "Orpheus in the Underworld."

I think if I were retreating to the underworld, I'd like to wear this. Costume for Flore in the 1988 Opéra National de Paris production of "Orpheus in the Underworld".

Elisabeth of Austria with Diamond Stars In Her Hair, 1865  (fun fact:  this gown, designed by Charles Worth, and the diamond stars, were the inspiration for a costume that Emmy Rossum wore in the film version of Phantom of the Opera.)

Portrait of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, or Princess Sissi as she is better known thanks to Romy Schneider's movies. "Elisabeth with diamond stars in her hair" (oil on canvas) 1865 Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Chicago Theatre by Songquan Deng, via Flickr

Inside the Chicago Theater on North State Street, Chicago, Illinois,USA. When it opened October the seat theater was promoted as the "Wonder Theatre of the World".

Renee Fleming as Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera - Berkshire Fine Arts

Renee Fleming as "Rusalka" (opera by Dvorak) at the Metropolitan Opera, NYC.

The Opening Night At The Metropolitan Opera House Was The Highlight Of The New York City Social Season

Being among the crowd on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House.the highlight of the New York City social season

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The Cuvilliés Theatre (Altes Residenztheater) is the former court theatre of the Residenz in Munich. It was built from 1751 to 1753 by François de Cuvilliés in rococo style.

Look. At. Those. Eyes.  DAGGERS!    Maria Callas, "Norma."

Maria Callas by Gordon Parks in Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 1956

Norma Opera | Brenda Harris in Norma, courtesy Michigan Opera Theatre

Norma Opera | Brenda Harris in Norma, courtesy Michigan Opera Theatre

The perfect performance dress. :)  (On Elina Garanca, my idol)

Elīna Garanča is a Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano. With a musical family background, she began to study singing in her hometown of Riga in 1996 and continued her studies in Vienna and in the United States.

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