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Seattle Opera.




Stage Director: James Robinson
Conductor: George Manahan
Set Designer: Allen Moyer
Costume Designer: James Schuette
Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Scenery Period/Style: Traditional
Scenery: 2003
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: Traditional
Year Costumes Built: 2003
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop
Supertitles: Jonathan Dean


View Carmen in the Performance Archive



Total Costume Rental: $30,200.00


  • 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 and packout.)
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

COSTUME Information

Principal Women (9 costumes)
3) Carmen (x2 - double cast)
2) Micaela (x2 - double cast)
2) Frasquita

Principal Men (14 costumes)
2) Don Jose (x2 - double cast)
2) Escamillo (x2 - double cast)
2) le Remendado
2) le Dancaire
1) Zuniga
1) Morales
1) Lillas Pastia
1) le Guide 

Chorus Women (25 bodies/ 63 costume equivalents)
Act I:
15) Cigarette Girls
3) Vendors
2) Rich Women
3) Poor Mothers
1) Young Girl
1) Old Woman

Act II:
25) Gypsy Women (some using undergarments from Act I, some in dark dresses, with added gypsy accessories)

Act III:
25) Smugglers (most add outerwear to dark dresses)

Act IV:
25) "Dark Look" (most add shawls or mantillas over dark dresses)

Chorus Men (24 bodies/ 54 costume equivalents)
Act I:
15) Soldiers
1) Vendor
5) Young Men
3) Rich men

Act II:
21) Gypsy Men (+3 soldiers repeat from Act I)

Act III:
24) Smugglers (most add outerwear to Gypsy pieces, some change shirts or pants)

Act IV:
24) "Dark Look" (most repeat and combine pieces from Act II and Act III)

Chorus Girls (8 bodies/ 11 costumes)
3) Rich Girls
8) Poor Girls 

Chorus Boys (6 bodies/ 7 costumes)
1) Rich Boy
6) Poor Boys 

Dancers (3 bodies/ 3 costumes)
2) Gypsy Dancers

Super Men (8 bodies/ 16 costumes)
8) Gypsies Act I (4 super gypsies repeat in Act III with added outerwear)
8) Toreadors Act IV 

Crew (4 bodies/ 4 costumes)
4) stagehand Gypsies 

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Supertitles are also available to rent for Carmen. Please send all inquiries to

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