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Meet Vancouver Opera's Diva of Costume Design - Parvin Mirhady

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From 'Nixon in China' to 'Lillian Alling' - Vancouver Opera's Head of Costumes Parvin Mirhady - and her creative team - have a reputation for designing opera costumes that deserve a curtain call or two of their own.

We caught up with Parvin Mirhady as she was in the sleep-deprived final days leading up to the opening of VO's latest production: 'The Barber of Seville'. Parvin designed every piece of wardrobe for the 1940's movie-set-inspired production - right down to period-accurate boxer shorts!

Parvin came to Canada from Iran, and was working as a designer and then in the film industry when she was hit with the opera bug. Sheryl talked to Parvin Mirhady, surrounded by costumes, in the VO Wardrobe Department.
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