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Dress worn by Lucia Popp as Arabella in Act I scene 2 of The Royal Opera production of 'Arabella' (1965)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0002789
Date: 1986
Description: Dress with a pale brown boned bodice of watermarked taffeta, which has a short frilled peplum. The dress has a V neck edged in lace with a brown velvet bow at the centre, and a single row of velvet covered buttons down the centre front. The short wide sleeves are edged in bronze braid, as is the bodice. There are inner long sleeves of blue rayon. The full-length skirt of pale brown watermarked taffeta has a scalloped edge trimmed in bronze braid. The skirt is caught and slashed at the left side, exposing underskirt, and highlighted with a large bow. Worn with cape ROH/PRO/COS/0002788 and underskirt ROH/PRO/COS/0002789.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Peter Rice
Wearer: Lucia Popp, 1986 - 1986
Company: The Royal Opera
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good.Dirty.
Related production: Arabella (1965)