Seattle Opera Rentals

Rigoletto '04

Set Rental Information
Costume Rental Information


Stage Director: Linda Brovsky
Conductor: Edoardo Müller
Set Designer: Robert A. Dahlstrom
Costume Designer: Marie Anne Chiment
Lighting Designer: Thomas C. Hase
Scenery Period/Style: 1930s Facist Italy
Year Set Built: 1988, additional 1995 and redesign 2004
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: 1930s Facist Italy
Year Costumes Built: 2004
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop




Scenery and Services Fee: $30,600.00
Director: Obligation may apply
Set Designer Royalty: Included
Number and size of truck(s): 2 - 53' Logistic Post with Air-Ride
Insured set value: $400,000.00
Load-out/in costs: Deposit of $7,000.00 required. Actual costs will be calculated and SO will invoice/refund the difference.
Technical 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         16         20
Stage Properties Crew: 4         5         4
Stage Electricians: 8         6*         8
Stage Fly Men: 3         3         3
Approximate time (hours): 16 hours                   8 hours

* Does not include board operators

Technical Requirements:

Minimum width: 52' **
Minimum depth: 45' **
Minimum number of line sets: 21 (does not include masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 39'(not including R/P)
Height of tallest flying piece: 32'

** Does NOT include space for storage of scenery between acts
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 in Scene 12



NOTE: Please note that Seattle Opera built and rents the costumes identified below which do not comprise a
complete show. For the Seattle Opera production, a number of additional costumes were rented from various


  • Total Costume rental: $9,600.00
  • 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. Estimated minimum number of days: 4)
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

Costume Breakdown:

PRINCIPAL WOMEN (7 costumes)

  • 4) Gilda (x2 double cast)
  • 1) Giovanna
  • 1) Maddalena
  • 1) Count Ceprano (x2 – double cast)

PRINCIPAL MEN (8 costumes)

  • 2) Rigoletto (x3 – double cast)
  • 3) Duke of Mantua (x3 – double cast)
  • 1) Marullo
  • 1) Count Ceprano
  • 1) Sparafucile

DANCER WOMEN (5 costumes)

  • 5) Party guests

CHORUS MEN (8 costumes)

  • 1) Military Uniform
  • 7) Party guests (tuxedos)

SUPER WOMEN (7.5 costumes)

  • 7) Party guests
  • 0.5) Party guests outdoor wear

SUPER MEN (2 costume)

  • 2) Waiters


  • 38) masks (including Principal, Chorus and Supers)
  • 11) party hats and headdresses

This list summarizes complete costumes available from Seattle Opera. Some additional pieces and accessories may also be available.


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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