Dvorak’s Rusalka

My costume design for Antonin Dvorak’s opera Rusalka (1900) is a modern take on Edwardian glassblowing. The art of glassblowing has manifested itself in glass bottles, today widely replaced by PET plastic bottles that pollute ocean water. I wanted to reflect on the issues of marine pollution and the misuse of plastic. Rusalka tells a well-known story of…