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EXCLUSIVE: Christian Siriano to Dress Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark for the Opera

Light in the Piazza vets pose in a very glamorous photoshoot for the upcoming MasterVoices production of Dido and Aeneas at New York City Center.

Tony winners Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark, dressed in Christian Siriano designs, prepare to star in MasterVoices' upcoming production of the opera Dido and Aeneas. Jewelry is provided by Bauble Bar.
(© Erin Baiano)

Noted fashion designer Christian Siriano will dress Tony winners Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark in the upcoming MasterVoices production of the opera Dido and Aeneas. Conducted by Ted Sperling and featuring the orchestra of St. Luke's, the semi-staged concerts will take place April 28 and 29 at New York City Center.

Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark join their conductor, Ted Sperling, for a photo.
(© Erin Baiano)

First produced in the 1680s, the three-act Dido and Aeneas, based on Book IV of Virgil's Aeneid, features music by Henry Purcell and a libretto by Nahum Tate. The bill for the evening will also include the world premiere of a new prologue written by Michael John LaChiusa (First Daughter Suite). Doug Varone will directed and choreograph.

In a Christian Siriano gown, Kelli O'Hara plays Dido. Mia Tucker Williams provides wardrobe styling.
(© Erin Baiano)

O'Hara will take on the role of Dido, with Clark as the Sorceress. The production reunites the pair, who were last seen onstage together in The Light in the Piazza, for which Sperling served as musical director. They will be joined by opera veterans Elliot Madore as Aeneas, Anna Christy as Belinda, and Sarah Mesko as Second Woman. David Korins will serve as scenic consultant.

Wearing a leather bustier and ball skirt by Christian Siriano, Tony winner Victoria Clark takes on the role of the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas. Clark's makeup is designed by Deborah Altizio, with hair by Richard Keogh.
(© Erin Baiano)

The opera will be presented by MasterVoices, a new name for New York City's famed Collegiate Chorale, as part of its new partnership with City Center.

Wearing Christian Siriano, Kelli O'Hara takes on one of the title roles in Dido and Aeneas. O'Hara's makeup is designed by Tanya Rae, with hair by Chad Harlow.
(© Erin Baiano)

After studying under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, Siriano launched his collection in 2008. He was named the winner of the fourth season of Project Runway, and has since styled the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong'o, and many others. He was was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in June 2013.

Catch Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark in Dido and Aeneas at New York City Center!
(© Erin Baiano)

For tickets and more information, click here.

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