Organza is not usually associated with “power dressing”. The lightweight, sheer fabric is often used to create cloud-like party dresses; bridal veils; and other clothing with soft and overtly feminine cultural connotations. But when soprano Amina Edris dons the golden organza cape made for the San Francisco Opera’s Centennial Season– opening of the production of “Antony and Cleopatra”, matter suddenly takes on a surprising strength.
“There are certain costume elements that, when on your body, make you aware of the person you are meant to be,” Edris told The Chronicle in her dressing room a few weeks before her debut as Cleopatra. Saturday, September 9. 10. “I would say it’s very obvious with that.”