the costumed recreated after photographs showing Enrico Caruso wearing it in his role as CANIO in the opera PAGLIACCI.
There weren’t any costume designers at that time yet. That’s why actors and singers were traveling with their own costumes. Caruso had seven Canio costumes, all more or less the same version.
Designed and manufactured by Karen Hilde Fries for the CARUSO SINGS AGAIN festival at kronenboden in 2018 and upcoming CANIO performances to be held by Karen Stuke.