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Coat worn by Amy Shuard and Birgit Nilsson as Princess Turandot in Act I of the Covent Garden Opera Company production of 'Turandot' (1963)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0002419
Date: 1963
Description: Fitted sleeveless coat of orange silk dupion with a long train. The front edge has a wide border of bright pink satin covered in pale pink tulle. The coat is heavily decorated with silver sequins forming roundels, pink pearlized beads forming flowers and abstract shapes. The hem has a wide yellow border decorated with appliquéd motifs in gold and silver effect leatherette, with bright blue and green jewels. Worn with dress ROH/PRO/COS/0002418, collar ROH/PRO/COS/0002420, sleeves ROH/PRO/COS/0002421, necklace ROH/PRO/COS/0005740, and headdress ROH/PRO/COS/0005741.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton
Wearer: Amy Shuard, 1963 - 1973
Wearer: Birgit Nilsson, 1967 - 1971
Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good.
Related production: Turandot (1963)