Last year I wrote the book to accompany a set of amazing Tarot paintings by Linda Sutton. The cards and book have now been published privately in a sumptious limited edition signed by the artist. I’d imagine the edition will soon be sold out, but if collecting decks is your thing, or if you’ve always wanted to see the themes of Opera and Tarot united, there’s still a chance for you to get a deck.
Here’s a description of the deck and how to obtain it:
The Opera Tarot with paintings by Linda Sutton and text by Philip Carr-Gomm invites us to explore the challenges we face in life by gazing on to the stage at moments during some of the most famous performances in the operatic world. We see Pavarotti and Dame Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas and Placido Domingo on stage in the world’s favourite operas, and we also visit less well-known operas and performers to broaden our knowledge and deepen our experience.
This unique Tarot deck will surprise and delight Tarot enthusiasts and will introduce opera lovers to the exotic world of divination that they have already seen portrayed on stage in Carmen or La Traviata.
Containing 80 tarots cards (including two alternatives) measuring 13x9cms, printed on 350gms card. Each painting printed in full colour, depicting a person or situation in opera. The deck includes two books with meanings and explanations, one in English, the other translated into Italian.
This is a high quality deck, with an outer slipcase case 14×10.5x6cms. Rose-gold leaf writing on inner and outer boxes. Rose-gold edges to cards and backs. This edition, signed and numbered by the artist, is limited to 1000 copies. Price £65 each. Postage & packing to a UK address: £5 for one or more copies. Europe: £15 for one or more. 10 copies or more will be sent carriage free, worldwide. To order or enquire, go to lindasutton.com.