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Seattle Opera.

Ariadne Auf Naxos



Stage Director: Chris Alexander
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Set Designer: Robert Dahlstrom
Costume Designer: Cynthia Savage/ "Opera" costumes based on designs by Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel
Scenery Period/Style: Modern
Year Set Built: 2004
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: Modern
Year Costumes Built: 2004
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop
Supertitles: Jonathan Dean


View Ariadne auf Naxos in the Performance Archive



Scenery and Services Fee: $49,000.00
Director: Employment and royalty requirement may apply.
Set Designer Royalty: Included
Set Designer Employment: Renting company required to offer designer 1st opportunity to provide designers services.
Number and size of truck(s): 2 - 53' Logistic post with Air-Ride
Insured set value: $350,000.00
Load-out/in costs: Deposit of $7,000.00 required. 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 2 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.


  Set-Up Running Strike
Stage Carpenters: 15 10 15
Stage Properties Crew: 4 4 4
Stage Electricians*: 14 6* 14
Stage Fly Men: 2 2 2
Pyrotechnician: 1 1 1
Approximate time (hours): 16 hours  N/A 12 hours

* Does not include board operators or follow spots

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Minimum width: 80'
Minimum depth: 45' for set, 50' to R/P
Minimum number of line sets: 5 (does not include masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 45' (not including R/P)
Height of tallest flying piece: 41'


  • Stock equipment is NOT included in the rental price. Stock equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • All black masking



Total Costume Rental: $11,000.00


  • 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.)
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

COSTUME Information

Principal Women (11.5 costumes)
2) Diva/Ariadne (x2 - double cast)
2.5) Zerbinetta (x2 - double cast)
1) Composer (x2 - double cast)
2) Echo
2) Dryad
2) Naiad

Principal Men (16 costumes)
2) Bacchus (x2 - double cast)
2) Harlequin
2) Scaramouche
2) Brighella
2) Truffaldino
1) Music Master
1) Choreographer
1) Butler
1) Assistant Butler
1) Wigmaker
1) Officer

Super Women (7 bodies/ 13 costumes)
2) Female Chef
3) Female Wait Staff
1) Wardrobe Mistress
7) Guests

Super Men (12 Bodies/ 17 costumes)
2) Male Chef
3) Male Wait Staff
2) Pianist (Act I suit, Act II tuxedo)
4) Stagehands
6) Guests

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.


“Jonathan Dean’s surtitles [Ariadne auf Naxos] were, as usual, brilliant—racy and witty.”

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