Asian J Beauty Cosmetol. 2004; 2: 0.
A STUDY ON OPERA STAGE MAKE-UP DESIGN With a focus on
Mozart's Magic Flute
In this treatise this author studies with focus on facial make up among various genre of stage
make up which can be observed in opera performance. Among stage performance opera is the most
colorful and largest in scale. Colorful stage costumes and lighting, large number of performers and
spectators, stage with some distance from seats for guests etc. are characteristics features of opera
stage performance and in step with such elements opera make up should be expressed in colorful
way with thick and strong lines. In particular selection of make up product should be very careful
so that make-up would not easily removed due to temperature of stage lighting, sweat of actors or
actresses or their sebum. Most powerful means for deciding character in drama is make up and it
is major tool for visual expression which can reveal inner nature and roles in drama of an actor or
actress not to mention its simple function for making distinction based on sex, age and social status
of primary concept therefore its scope of responsibility should be extended.
For this reason this author wishes to see development of stage make up one step forward
through the make-up designer's effort to learn variety of knowledge on stage art and through their
planned work process and creative as well as analytic endeavor and continuous learning process.