Seattle Opera Rentals


Set Rental Information
Costume Rental Information


Stage Director: Sharon Ott
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Set Designer: Robert Dahlstrom
Costume Designer: Sarah Nash Gates
Lighting Designer: Peter Maradudin
Scenery Period/Style: Modern/Unit set
Year Set Built: 2002
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: Blended Modern/Exotic
Year Costumes Built: 2002
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop




Scenery and Services Fee: $28,000.00
Director: Right of first refusal
Set Designer Royalty: Included
Set Designer employment: Required to offer designer 1st opportunity to provide services.
Number and size of truck(s): 2 - 53' Logistic Post with Air-Ride
Insured set value: $200,000.00
Load-out/in costs: Deposit of $8,500.00 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:  Seattle Opera requires a Technical Supervisor to be present for the initial load-in, set-up and load-out. The cost of this Supervisor is the responsibility of the renting company and consists of daily fee for work and travel days, round-trip flight, hotel and per diem. Airfare, hotel, and per diem are in addition to costs listed above.

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: 17         9         20
Stage Properties Crew: 3         3         3
Stage Electricians: 9         6*         10
Approximate time (hours): 12 hours                   8 hours

* Does not include board operators

Technical Requirements:

Minimum width: 88'
Minimum depth: 52' for set, 62' to R/P
Minimum number of line sets: 2 (does not include masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 28' (not including R/P)
Height of tallest flying piece: 34'

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:

  • All black masking




  • Costume rental fee: $8,100.00
  • Costume Rental Fee
  • Designer Royalty
  • Packing charges
  • Cleaning
Not Included:
  • Refundable damage deposit
  • Costume Supervisor fee and expenses: (Supervisor required for fittings.)
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

Costume Breakdown:

PRINCIPAL WOMEN (4 costumes)
  • 1) Salome (x2-double cast)
  • 1) Herodias
  • 1) Page of Herodias
  • 1) Slave
PRINCIPAL MEN (11.25 costumes)
  • 1) Herod
  • 1) Jokanaan
  • 1) Narraboth
  • 1) Cappadocian
  • 5) Jews (frockcoats rented-3.75)
  • 2) Nazarenes (1 full, 1 partial costume-1.5)
  • 2) Soldiers
SUPER WOMEN (1 costume)
  • 1) Veil Assistant
SUPER MEN (8.5 costumes)
  • 2) Soldiers
  • 2) Pages
  • 1) Executioner
  • 2) Rabble (1 full, 1 partial costume-1.5)
  • 2) Dinner Guests


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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