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Operas Cindrillon and Viva la Mamma

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Directed by

Tom Hawkes

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Musical Director, Conductor

John Gibbons


MarieAnn Kraus

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Set Designer

Peter Rice


Pictures of Designer Costumes in Opera.

Charles and Patricia Lester designed and made all the costumes used in the first major production of Iris by Mascagni since 1919. The Japanese tradgedy was staged by Opera Holland Park in London.

The production by Charles and Patricia Lester: Summer 2002 The Pearlfishers.

Other operas costumed by the Lesters: Cindrillon and Viva la Mama


MarieAnn Kraus