Sunday, August 14, 2011
"Trust" A New Design
Like One May Night, Trust is inspired by a particular scene from an opera.
One of the finest productions it has been my pleasure to see is the Tchaikovsky opera Eugene Onegin produced by the Met starring Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Not only is the music and singing superb but the sets are a feast of color in a minimalist design.
The story is a tale of unrequited love and the risk a young girl takes in sending a letter of love to a worldly young man she's just met. Tatyana is 17 and lives on a Russian country estate with her mother and sister. Her sister's fiance brings his handsome but heartless friend to visit and for Tatyana it is love at first sight.
In a beautiful set of cobalt blue background and a stage covered in autumn leaves, Tatyana writes her letter telling him of her love and impulsively sends it. It is a beautiful aria, sorry I can't find a clip with English subtitles, in which she pours out her heart and all its innocent love. She trusts him with her heart and her life and I hope you'll get a copy of the dvd and see what happens :)
117 x 117 stitch count, the words are framed by a border of bittersweet and an outer border of old lace. I plan on stitching it on royal blue aida and will post the floss I'll be using as soon as I choose them. The dmc is listed in the key to the chart.
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