Seattle Opera Rentals


Cosi fan Tute
Set Rental Information
Costume Rental Information


Stage Director: Barbara Karp
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Set Designer: Robert Dahlstrom
Costume Designer: Kurt Wilhelm
Lighting Designer: Joan Arhelger
Scenery Period/Style: "Time-Travel" concept; 1860s to 1980s
Year Set Built: 1986
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: N/A
Year Costumes Built: N/A
Costume Shop: N/A




Set Rental Fee: $20,500.00
Stage Director: Employment and/or royalty not required.
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 $5,000.00 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: 10         2         10
Stage Properties Crew: 5         4         5
Stage Electricians: 8*         6*         8*
Stage Fly Men: 3         2         3
Approximate time (hours): 12 hours                   8 hours

* Does not include board operators

Technical Requirements:

Minimum width: 50'
Minimum depth: 66' (inc. projectors.)
Minimum number of line sets: 6 (does not include masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: R/P Screen
Height of tallest flying piece: 26'
Other: RP screen is 42' US of DS edge of circular platform and 20' DS of projectors.

NOTE: The renting company would have to provide the cyc and/or RP screen for the backdrop. The stock black ground cloths are not included in the rental. The show can be presented without the projections, which were clouds. A list of props that travel with the show is available on request.

NOTE: Stock raker boxes are included if available.



Please see costume rental information for the 1992 production of Così fan tutte.   The 1986 scenery and the 1992 costumes have been rented together for many successful productions.


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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