Ms. Jacoby can be seen wearing the dress in the photograph below:
I took the photo below in the lower lobby of the Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center when we attended the opera Lucia di Lammermoor last Tuesday evening. It shows the staircase leading up to the parterre seats, and if you click on the photograph to enlarge it you can see how vintage costumes are displayed in glass cases outside the opera hall. I also have photos in this blog post of some other costumes, and also inside the opera hall, taken when we attended the opera Don Giovanni in December, if you'd like to see them also.
The opera Lucia di Lammermoor, by the composer Gaetano Donizetti, is over three and a half hours long, as it takes place in three acts with two lengthy intermissions to allow for set changes, yet the evening seems to float by in a fraction of the time because of its many superb orchestral instrumental solos and bel canto arias.
The opera is set in Scotland and is based on the Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Bride of Lammermoor," which is about a woman forced to marry a man of her parent's choosing instead of her true love. She goes crazy on her wedding night and kills her husband, and then later her jilted lover kills himself. Very dramatic!
In the current Met production the beautiful soprano Anna Netrebko plays Lucia, Mariusz Kwiecien plays her brother Enrico, and Giuseppe Filianoti replaced the ill Rolando Villazon in the role of Edgardo the evening we saw it.
The entire synopsis of the opera can be read on the Metropolitan Opera web site.
Going to the opera is one of the best entertainment values in New York City, and I highly recommend attending a production if you visit the city during the opera season. For more information about the 2008 -2009 season visit the Met web site.