This is the time of year when things get spooky – horrific even! It’s also that time when people scour various pop up Halloween stores in search of the perfect costume. Here at LA Opera, we don’t have your typical witches (Hocus Pocus, anyone?), vampires (Dracula), and ghosts (do you see dead people Sixth Sense style?). While these are all good options, consider taking your costume to an operatic level with these 9 opera Halloween costumes.
The Countess in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades is a force to be reckoned with, dead or alive. With her obsession about keeping the secret of what makes her constantly win at cards, the Countess is more fun and regal than other aristocrats (looking at you, Cleopatra!).
Dressing up as Don Giovanni, the title character in Mozart’s Don Giovanni is guaranteed to charm.
Travel back in time to the 1920s with this silent film-era inspired Pamina costume from Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen is the perfect costume for those interested in spending Halloween as a sexy bull-fighter. But, what Escamillo would be complete without his Carmen?
Get your clown on and dress up as Canio or Nedda from Pagliacci.
Dress up in traditional Japanese finery as the scorned bride in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.
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