Musical Wedding in Spain
Dutch Mezzo soprano Janneke Schaareman was
married to her Spanish husband in his ancestral
village near Alicante. As temperatures went up to 34° -
38° centigrade the wedding took place in the evening,
which is quite usual over there. Her husband is a horn
player, Peter George also designed his suit.
“I know Peter George from my student days at Artez
School of Music in Arnhem”, tells Janneke. He used to
dress many singers for concerts. At one time he asked
music students to join him in his Paris fashion show.
So up we went, students, models and costumes in a
coach to Paris where we accompanied his fashion show
with music. Peter George is a great music lover, his
shows always have a musical component.
So years later when we decided to get married (never
thought I ever would…), he was the first person
that came into my mind to ask for the dress. I did
not specify any wishes, apart from the dress to be
strapless. As Peter George is so very good in adapting
a dress to your body I was sure it would fit, and it did.
As he knew me I was certain he would come up with a
design that I liked.
When I first set eyes on it I really was flabbergasted, I
was so moved!
He associated me with greenish blue, with Klimt as
a style, which perfectly fits in with the late romantic
period of my repertoire. The colous of the dress were
inspired by amethists. It consists of various layers of
material, which must have been a very time consuming
I am still very happy to have had the luxury of a dress
that was uniquely designed for me. I still wear it for