Costume Design

La reina de la noche (The Queen of the night), character of the Opera “The magic flute”
Second Award in the first competition of Theatrical Costume Design “Antonio López Mancera”; inside of the International Meeting of Universities of Theater.
September 1997

Idea description: The Queen of the Night is the primary antagonist in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's famous opera The Magic Flute. She is first introduced as the desperate mother whose beloved daughter was kidnapped. Ultimately it appears that she is in fact the villain of the story, who wants to steal the powerful Circle of the Sun.

My idea was to cover her with a big cape, which represented the night and her dark side. The head-dress and feathers in the costume represented a crow, which symbolized her anxiety for revenge and her evil personality.