In opera, a costume is not simply stitched, it is built. The intricate process of mocking up a costume, building it and then allowing the performers to “learn” it is truly an art form. Costumes from the Houston Grand Opera will be on display at Total Plaza in Downtown Houston in this new exhibition. The exhibition, titled The Character of Cloth, is curated by Sally Reynolds and will feature 11 costumes from seven HGO operas that were conceived by award-winning designers, including Zandra Rhodes, Christopher Oram, Joan Guillen, Anita Yavich, Murell Horton, Zack Brown and Jessica Jahn.
The Character of Cloth is presented by Arts Brookfield, which revitalizes workplaces through the presentation of free cultural experiences in Brookfield’s premier buildings. The exhibit will be on display Monday-Friday through November 20.