Cynthia Savage joined Seattle Opera in 1984, starting and managing a new costume shop, and serving as a costume director and as an assistant designer for guest artists. In 1992 Savage became the company’s Production Director, a position she held until 2001. Since then, she has chosen to work in costume design. Savage’s recent productions here include Mozart’s Così fan tutte, the Young Artists production of Verdi’s Falstaff, and the 2008 production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Before coming to Seattle Opera, Savage’s experience ranged from her start as a stitcher at Guthrie Theater to costuming at England’s National Theatre, managing and designing for several companies (including Cricket Theater, Central City Opera, and Indiana Repertory Theatre), touring with San Francisco Opera, and assisting the costume designer of Tony Palmer’s film Wagner, the Complete Epic. Her design credits include costumes for the world premiere of Henry Mollicone’s Face on the Barroom Floor, the U.S. premiere of Wings, and the national tour of Chapin’s Cotton Patch Gospel. She now runs the costume shop at the Village Theatre.