This study day explores the history and artistry of costume design in New York City with a special fo­cus on millinery and costume for the opera. Barbara Cohen-Stratyner will present a lecture on early 20th-century costume and fashion design as a model for Broadway, opera, and dance today. We will then visit The Metropolitan Opera costume shop for a rare tour with specialists Lesley Weston, Janet Linville, and Tom Watson. Lunch and cab fare will be provided.

Barbara Cohen-Stratyner is the curator of collections at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Lesley Weston is head of the costume shop, Janet Linville is head milliner, and Tom Watson is the wig and makeup artist at The Metropolitan Opera.

Registration for this event is full; please contact to be placed on the waiting list.