Discover bespoke costumes created by Burberry’s Chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci for the new opera 7 Deaths of Maria Callas by Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic. Inspired by one of the most renowned and influential opera singers, the project combines the elements of video with performance art and music. Every piece has been designed exclusively for each chapter of the opera, performed at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.
I was obsessed – a fan of Marina’s since a young age. If you see Marina’s work, you understand my style.
– Riccardo Tisci
7 Deaths of Maria Callas is a culmination of an obsession with Callas, the artist has had since she was 14 years old. The performance will include seven famous arias associated with Callas and music composed by Marko Nikodijevic, with each aria accompanied by a short film.
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‘I was obsessed – a fan of Marina’s since a young age. If you see Marina’s work, you understand my style.’ Riccardo Tisci . Watch @RiccardoTisci17 and world-renowned performance artist Marina Abramović, @abramovicinstitute, discuss their longstanding relationship, love and their collaboration on ‘7 Deaths of Maria Callas’ . #Burberry
The only person I really want to work with on the costumes is Riccardo. I couldn’t think about anybody else.
– Marina Abramović
In this conceptual and dynamic homage to the iconic singer, Marina Abramovic recreates seven iconic deaths from Callas’ most important roles throughout her career, followed by an interpretive recreation of Callas’ actual death played by Abramovic on stage.