The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen has always been my favourite fairy-tale. Today, I went to the Finnish National Opera to see the general repetition of the new ballet, which is already sold out till the end of the year and the premiere is tomorrow!
It was magical! (pic via HS.fi)
And then during the break, the Snow Queen and her “helpers” came out, I was very lucky to get few close ups:
In the foyer, there were on show some costumes from other productions. The Mouse King from the Nutcracker has an awesome mask:
And this is what the Snow Queen looks like (pic via HS.fi):
The make up is very well-done, but to be honest I wished there was a bigger (read: more grandiose) crown. In fact, that is the only part I wished was different in this particular production. I envision the queen as very tall, gracious, authoritative – in my opinion this was not really evident from the ballet. In fact, her costume was not much different from the snowflakes twirling around. And she is my favourite villain after all!
So, here is my collection of what a true Snow Queen should be about:
Tilda Swinton in Narnia
This is a Soviet fairy-tale movie The secret of Snow Queen, I loved it when I was a child:
Above: gorgeous crown.
Below: Ok, this is not a Snow Queen, but still a queen and a very evil one:
I love this accessory, I NEED to get one asap!
Yes, this is where a Snow Queen should live.
And this is what happens is Snow Queen doesn’t like you:
The sources of the pictures are in Pinterest.