Seattle Opera Rentals


Set Information
Costume Information


Stage Director: Peter Kazaras
Conductor: Carlo Montanaro
Set Designer: David Gordon
Costume Designer: Melanie Taylor Burgess
Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Scenery Period/Style: 1950’s Police State
Scenery Purchased from Arizona Opera in 2013, Updated for Seattle Opera in 2014
Scene Shop Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style:   Mid 20th Century
Year Costumes Built: 2014
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop




Scenery and Services Fee: $28,500.00
Director: N/A
Set Designer Employment: The Renting Company is obligated, in a timely manner, to offer David Gordon, at least five days engagement. The specific terms and conditions are to be negotiated in good faith and agreed upon in writing between Mr. Gordon and the Renting Company prior to commencement of the production. The negotiated terms and fees are to be based on no less than the prevailing United Scenic Artists rates for Regional Opera Companies.
Set Designer Royalty: Included
Number and size of truck(s): 1 - 53' Logistic post with Air-Ride
Insured set value: $100,000.00
Load-out/in costs: Deposit of $4,000.00 required. Actual costs will be calculated and SO will invoice/refund the difference.
Technical Supervisor: Provided by Seattle Opera. Required for the initial load-in, set-up and load-out. Expect 1 day 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: 16         10         18
Stage Properties Crew: 4         4         4
Stage Electricians*: 14         6*         14
Stage Fly Men: 2         2         2
Approximate time (hours): 10 hrs                   4 hours

* Does not include board operators or follow spots.


Minimum width: 62' (50' for narrow version)
Minimum depth: 50'
Minimum number of line sets: 5 (does not include masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 44' (Traveler)
Height of tallest flying piece: 30' (Apartment Wall)

NOTE: Original media content is included in rental. Media is not essential to production.
NOTE: Stock equipment is NOT included in the rental price. Stock equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • All black masking
  • Black Scrim
  • BOC
  • Black knife




  • Total Costume Rental: $4,500.00
  • 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 packout. Estimated minimum number of days: 3)
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

Costume Breakdown:

PRINCIPAL WOMEN (8 costumes)

  • 2) Magda (x2 - double cast)
  • 2) Mother
  • 1) Secretary
  • 1) Foreign Woman
  • 1) Anna Gomez
  • 1) Vera Boronel

PRINCIPAL MEN (6 costumes)

  • 2) John Sorel
  • 1) Secret Police Agent
  • 1) Nika Magadoff-Magician
  • 1) Assan
  • (The “Mr. Kofner costume used at SO was rented, and is not included with the rental. A substitute option may be available, please inquire.)

ACTOR MEN (2 costumes)

  • 2) Police Agents

CREW (7 partial costumes)

  • 7) Crew (includes trench coats, hats, shirts, ties)


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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