Have you ever wanted to be someone else for a day? A queen, an angel of death, a gypsy…well my wife Kathryn gets to do just that while performing this season with Deutsche Oper Berlin. I still can’t figure out how she keeps all of the different characters straight in her head. She has about a dozen performances under her belt this season thus far, so I thought it was a good time to show off the many costumes of Kathryn Lewek — from the cool to the unusual, and the unusually cool — this opera company does it all.
Katie with another one of the American singers, Rachael Hauge. Costumes for the ballet tomorrow night, Peer Gynt. (They only sing, no dancing required.)
The Queen of the Night in the children’s version of The Magic Flute.
We could smuggle a lot of good stuff back to the U.S. under that dress.
For Queen of the Night in the full production of The Magic Flute. And you thought the first one was scary…
The gypsy girl Frasquita in Carmen.
Katie has had a surprising number of times in her career where she’s donned angel wings.
A voice from heaven interpreted as a young mother and child in Don Carlo.
Berta in The Barber of Seville.
And of course there’s the costume from Der Rosenkavalier. Unfortunately Noir did not have a costume, though he was still in character I can assure you.