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The Ballad of Baby Doe


The Ballad of Baby Doe

Stage Director: Lori Larsen
Conductor: George Manahan
Set Designer: Robert Dahlstrom
Costume Designer: Kurt Wilhelm
Lighting Designer: Jane Reisman
Scenery Period/Style: N/A
Scenery: N/A
Scene Shop: N/A
Costume Period/Style: 1880-98
Year Costumes Built: 1984, major rebuild in 1991
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop


View The Ballad of Baby Doe in the Performance Archive



Total Costume Rental: $24,600.00


  • Costume rental fee
  • Designer Royalty
  • Packing charges
  • Cleaning

Not Included:

  • Refundable damage deposit
  • Costume Supervisor fee and expenses: (Supervisor required for fittings and packout.)
  • Designer Employment: not required
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

Costume Information

Principal Women (32 costumes)
6) Baby Doe (x2 - double cast)
6) Augusta Tabor (x2 - double cast)
3) Mama McCourt (x2 - double cast)
3) Sarah
3) Mary
3) Effie
3) Emily
1) Samantha
1) Kate
1) Mag
1) Elizabeth Tabor
1) Adult Silver Dollar

Principal Men (26 costumes)
5) Horace Tabor  (x2—double cast)
2) Sam
2) Bushy
2) Barney
2) Jacob
1) Old miner  I-1
1) Bouncer  I-1
1) Hotel clerk  I-4
1) Hotel bellboy  I-4
1) President Arthur  I-6
1) Footman  I-6
1) Priest  I-6
1) WJ Bryan  II-3
1) Mayor  II-3
1) Newsboy II-4
1) Stage doorman  II-5
1) Politician  II-5

Chorus Women (13 bodies/ 34 costumes)
Act I-1:
8) Saloon girls
3) Assorted street women

Act I-6:
5) Wedding guests
2) McCourts in mourning
3) Ambassadors’ wives

Act II-3:
13) Townswomen

Chorus Men (16 bodies/ 31 costumes)
Act I-1 & II-3:
9) Miners
6) Merchants
1) Blacksmith

Act I-6:
12) Wedding guests (tails)
3) Ambassadors

Super Women (6 bodies/ 6 costumes)
3) Opera-goers I-1
2) Hotel Guest I-4
1) Young Silver Dollar II-3

Super Men (16 bodies/ 19 costumes)
1) Opera usher I-1
1) Cousin Jack I-1
2) Opera-goers I-1
2) Hotel guest I-4
3) Footmen I-6
4) Waiters I-6
2) Military aides I-6
1) Butler II-1
1) Clubroom waiter II-2
1) Sailor II-5
1) Gambler II-5

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