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A Tonic to the Imagination: Costume Designs for Stage and Screen by B. J. Simmons & Co., 1889-1959
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Early Opera at Covent Garden
Having England's major costume house in close proximity to one of England's national institutions, the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, meant a natural collaboration between Simmons and Covent Garden. As a result, there is an enduring history of Simmons costumes for grand opera.

Elektra

Covent Garden, 1910
Costumes designed by Attilio Comelli

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Hamlet

Covent Garden, 1910
Costumes designed by Emilio Comelli

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Lucia di Lammermoor

Covent Garden, 1902
Costumes designed by Attilio Comelli

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Pelléas et Mélisande

Covent Garden (?), date unknown

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Tosca

Covent Garden, 1914
Costumes designed by Attilio Comelli

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