When audiences watch Amelia Farrugia (Hanna) glide across the stage in the arms of David Hobson (Danilo), gorgeous in her black velvet ball gown, the last thing on their minds is the origins of the gown. Yet every costume in the The Merry Widow has a history. View our photo gallery to see how the Opera Australia Wardrobe works to put the frocks together. Or read more about how the costumes were created.
Photos by Bridget Elliot