viktor&rolf_designoperacostumes.jpgWhile many other designers are creating tour wardrobes for Britney and Beyonce, Viktor & Rolf are turning their hand to opera costume design.

The Dutch duo have been given the task of creating colourful costumes for Robert Wilson's production of the Carl Maria von Weber opera Der Freischutz (The Freeshooter).

Incorporating over a million Crystallized™ Swarovski elements, the 3D designs are both dramatic and head-turning. Take for example this sketch for the role of Agatha, played by Juliane Banse (left). Traditional German folklore costumes, such as lederhosen, will be worn by the choir.

The opera will premiere at the Baden-Baden Opera House in Germany on 30th May.