Seattle Opera Rentals


Tales of Hoffmann
Set Rental Information
Costume Rental Information


Stage Director: Peter Kazaras
Conductor: Dean Williamson
Set Designer: Curtis Wallin
Costume Designer: Cynthia Savage
Lighting Designer: Connie Yun
Scenery Period/Style: 1780’s
Year Set Built: 2005
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: 1780’s
Year Costumes Built: 1991, refurbished 2005
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop




Scenery and Services Fee: $13,500.00
Director obligation Renting company required to offer 1st opportunity to provide artists services
Set Designer Royalty: Included
Number and size of truck(s): 1 - 48' Logistic Post with Air-Ride
Insured set value: $100,000.00
Load-out/in costs: Deposit of $4,000.00 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: 8         2         8
Stage Properties Crew: 3         2         3
Stage Electricians: 7         3*         7
Stage Fly Men: 1         1         1
Approximate time (hours): 16 hours                   8 hours

* Does not include board operators

Technical Requirements:

Minimum width: 40'
Minimum depth: 31' for set, 37' to R/P
Minimum number of line sets: 2 (does not include masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 31' (not including R/P)
Height of tallest flying piece: 18'

NOTE: Stock equipment is NOT included in the rental price. Stock equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • All black masking
  • Hard Black Portal




  • Total Costume rental: $5,200.00
  • 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 (9 costumes)

  • 2) Susanna (x2 double cast)
  • 2) Countess Almaviva (x2 double cast)
  • 3) Cherubino (partial second cast)
  • 1) Marcellina
  • 1) Barbarina

PRINCIPAL MEN (8 costumes)

  • 2) Figaro (x2 double cast)
  • 2) Count Almaviva (x2 double cast)
  • 1) Dr. Bartolo
  • 1) Don Basilio
  • 1) Don Curzio (same performer as Basilio)
  • 1)Antonio

CHORUS WOMEN (6 costume equivalents)

  • 6) Peasants

CHORUS MEN (4 costumes)

  • 4) Peasants**

**Pieces of the Chorus Men costumes were rented in and are not available from Seattle Opera. Substitute pieces may be available for additional cost.


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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