Saturday, September 27, 2014

Edwin Crossley-Mercer poses for Karl Lagerfeld

Edwin Crossley-Mercer in a Dior trenchcoat (Photo: Karl Lagerfeld)
We posted about barihunk Edwin Crossley-Mercer in Robert Carsen's production of Rameau’s Platée set at 31 Rue Cambon, birthplace of the Chanel fashion empire. Crossley-Mercer's Jupiter was styled as a Karl Lagerfeld lookalike with white ponytail and dark glasses. Juno, the queen of the gods, was decked out as Coco Chanel.

Karl Lagerfeld and Edwin Crossley-Mercer
Lagerfeld, an opera fan in his own right, attended a performance at the Opéra Comique and even greeted the singer backstage. The production also played at the Theater an der Wien and at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Lagerfeld must have been quite impressed with what he saw, because he followed up with a photo shoot of the popular baritone shooting him in a variety of couture.

Beginning on April 17, 2015, Crossley-Mercer will appear in another Robert Carsen production when he sings Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Paris Opera.


  1. Beginning on October 13th until October 21st, Crossley-Mercer will be appearing at the "Théâtre des Champs Elysées" as Pollux in Rameau's baroque opera "Castor et Pollux". I believe that there are a few short videos on YouTube at present concerning the development of rehearsals in which the costumes are classic Greek and the stage setting will not be a frightening transposition. Here is one extract which shows the costumes and rehearsals:

  2. I see that Dallas Opera has invited Edwin Crossley-Mercer to make his Texas début in March of next year (2016) as Lescaut in Massenet's Manon.