There's a moment in Bellini’s Casta Diva that catches in my chest every time I hear it.
The first time, I was a guest at a private performance in Barcelona at a house overlooking the sea. A low crescent moon, balmy sea air, and pure, aching notes conspired to stir something in all of us that night.
The soprano with the voice of a goddess wore a skirt I instantly knew I must reproduce for you. Two exquisitely-embroidered panels,front and back, are the canvas for intricate champagne embroidery, beading, and sequins. Together, they create a dazzling musical score all their own. The pleated chiffon side panels give movement and grace to every step.
Casta diva.Pure goddess, indeed.
Aria Skirt (No. 6194). Front and back panels in polyester crepe. Pleated side panels in polyester chiffon. Elegant grosgrain ribbon waistband. Fully lined. Imported.