Seattle Opera Rentals


Ariadne auf Naxos

Set Rental Information
Costume Rental Information


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




Scenery and Services Fee: $48,000.00
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 Supervisor: 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.

Crew Requirements:

  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                   12 hours

* Does not include board operators

Technical Requirements:

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'

NOTE: 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 Breakdown:

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


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