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Set Rental Information
Costume Rental Information


Stage Director: Stephen Wadsworth
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Set Designer: Thomas Lynch
Costume Designer: Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Scenery Period/Style: Modern
Year Set Built: 2010
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: Modern
Year Costumes Built: 2010
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop




Scenery and Services Fee: $79,000.00
Director: First opportunity to provide artist’s services or name an assistant. Royalty included.
Set Designer Royalty: Included
Lighting Designer: First opportunity to provide artist’s services or name an assistant. Royalty included.
Number and size of truck(s): 4 - 53' Logistic post with Air-Ride
Insured set value: $1,000,000.00
Load-out/in costs: $10,000.00. Actual costs will be calculated and SO will invoice/refund the difference.
Technical Supervisors: Provided by Seattle Opera.
Required for the initial load-in, set-up and load-out.
Expect 3 days to load-in this scenery and 1 day to strike and load-out.

NOTE: The quoted costs are subject to change. Final costs will be set when a contract is requested.

Crew Requirements:

  Set-Up         Running         Strike
Stage Carpenters: 19         15         19
Stage Properties Crew: 6         6         6
Stage Electricians*: 15         8* (4spots)         15
Stage Fly Men: 3         3         3
Approximate time (hours): 40 hours                   14 hours

* Does not include board operators

Technical Requirements:

Minimum width: 70’ not including storage
Minimum depth: 52’ not including storage
Minimum number of line sets: 32 (including masking but not including electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 50’6”
Height of tallest flying piece: 40’ (drop)

NOTE: Stock equipment is NOT included in the rental price. Stock equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • All black masking
  • Borrowed car in Act I scene 1
  • Star drop(s)
  • Rented or borrowed props
  • Silver and black scrims




  • Total Costume Rental: $15,900.00
  • Costume Rental Fee
  • Designer Royalty
  • Packing charges
  • Cleaning
Not Included:
  • Refundable damage deposit
  • Costume Supervisor fee and expenses including per diem, airfare and hotel. (Supervisor required for fittings and packout. Estimated minimum number of days: 7)
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

Costume Breakdown:

PRINCIPAL WOMEN (13 costumes)

  • 4) Amelia (x2—double cast)
  • 3) Amanda/2nd Nurse (x2—double cast)
  • 1) The Flier
  • 1) Helen (x2—double cast)
  • 3) Young Amelia/3rd Nurse

PRINCIPAL MEN (21 costumes)

  • 4) Dodge/2nd Doctor (x2—double cast)
  • 2) Paul (x2—double cast)
  • 2) Icarus/Young Boy (x2—double cast)
  • 2) Daedalus/Father (x2—double cast)
  • 3) Huy/Doctor (x2—double cast)
  • 2) Interpreter/2nd Doctor (x2—double cast)
  • 1) Commanding Officer
  • 1) Chaplain
  • 1) Political Official

SUPER WOMEN (6 performers /13 costumes)

  • 6) Villager Women
  • 1) Executive
  • 1) Administrative Assistant
  • 2) Nurses
  • 1) Patient
  • 1) Grief Counselor

SUPER MEN (10 performers/17 costumes)

  • 1) Noonan
  • 5) Villager Men
  • 1) NVA Soldier
  • 2) Draftsmen
  • 1) Executive
  • 1) Army Officer
  • 1) Consultant
  • 1) Intern
  • 1) Priest

SUPER GIRLS (5 costumes)

  • 1) Daughter
  • 4) Villager Girls

SUPER GIRLS (3 costumes)

  • 3) Villager Boys


All rental information and pricing is subject to change without notice.  Material at this site is the property of Seattle Opera and is presented solely for informational and educational purposes. It is not to be reproduced or used for any other purpose without the written consent of Seattle Opera.

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