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Seattle Opera Rentals


Tristan and Isolde
Set Rental Information
Costume Rental Information


Stage Director: Francesca Zambello
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Set Designer: Alison Chitty
Costume Designer: Alison Chitty
Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Scenery Period/Style: 19th Century
Year Set Built: 1998
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: 19th Century/pre-Raphaelite
Year Costumes Built: 1998
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop




Scenery and Services Fee: $91,500.00
Director employment: Right of 1st refusal
Set Designer Royalty: Negotiate directly with designer
Set Designer employment: 5-day minimum employment required
Set Designer fee & per diem: Negotiate directly with designer
Lighting Designer employment: Right of 1st refusal
Number and size of truck(s): 6 - 53' logistic post with air ride
Insured set value: $700,000.00
Load-out/in costs: Deposit of $14,000.00 required. Actual costs will be calculated and SO will invoice/refund the difference.
Technical Supervisors: Provided by Seattle Opera.
Required for the initial load-in, set-up and load-out.
Expect 4 days to load-in this scenery and 2 days 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: 28         20         29
Stage Properties Crew: 4         4         4
Stage Electricians: 11*         9*         11
Stage Fly Men: 3         4         4
Approximate time (hours): 55                   24

* Does not include board operators

Technical Requirements:

Minimum width: 100'
Minimum depth: 50'
Minimum number of line sets: 11 (not including masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 46'
Height of tallest flying piece: 40'
Minimum clearance for storage of tree wagons: 35' 6"

NOTE: Stock raker boxes are included if available.

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

  • Raker Boxes
  • All black masking
  • 12 chain hoists
  • Stock groundcloths




Total Costume Rental: $17,300.00
  • Costume Rental Fee
  • Packing charges
  • Cleaning
Not Included:
  • Refundable damage deposit
  • Costume Supervisor fee and expenses: (Supervisor required for fittings.  Estimated minimum number of days: 4)
  • Designer royalty: negotiate directly with Designer
  • Designer employment: 5 day minimum employment required
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

Costume Breakdown:

  • 3) Isolde (plus cover)
  • 1) Brangäne (plus cover)
  • 3) Tristan (plus cover)
  • 2) Kurvenal
  • 2) King Marke (plus cover)
  • 2) Melot
  • 1) Working Sailor with coat
  • 1) Shepherd
  • 1) Steersman
  • Act I
    • 18) Working Sailor with coat
    • 12) Working Sailor no coat
    • 30) Dress Sailor
  • Act I
    • 20) Engine Crew
    • 7) Retinue
  • Act II
    • 7) Hunters


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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