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Seattle Opera.




Stage Director: Tomer Zvulun
Conductor: Gary Thor Wedow
Set Designer: Erhard Rom
Costume Designer: Vita Tzykun
Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel
Scenery Period/Style: Timeless with Modern Elements
Year Set Built: 2015
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: Timeless with Modern Elements
Year Costumes Built: 2015
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop
Supertitles: Jonathan Dean


View Semele in the Performance Archive



Scenery and Services Fee: $45,000.00
Director Royalty: Included
Director Obligation: Renting Company required to offer Artist first opportunity to provide Artist services or name an assistant.
Set Designer Royalty: Included
Set Designer Obligation: Renting Company required to offer Designer a minimum engagement, terms and fees to be negotiated in good faith between the Designer and Renting Company.
Lighting Designer Royalty: Included
Lighting Designer Obligation: Renting Company required to offer Designer first opportunity to light the production or name an assistant.
Number and size of truck(s): 2 - 53' Logistic post with Air-Ride
Insured set value: $300,000.00
Load-out/in costs: Deposit of $11,000.00 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 2 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 meal allowance are in addition to costs listed above.

Crew Requirements

  Set-Up Running Strike
Stage Carpenters: 18 8 18
Stage Properties Crew: 3 3 3
Stage Electricians: 15 8* 15
Stage Fly Men: 2 2 2
Approximate time (hours): 24 hours  N/A 12 hours

* Does not include board operators

View Scenery Technical Drawings

Technical Requirements

Minimum width: 70' (Note: CL to SL 47' and CL to SR 30')
Minimum depth: 41' for set, 41' 6" to R/P
Minimum number of line sets: 13 (does not include masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 37' 6" (not including R/P)
Height of tallest flying piece: 38'


  • Original media content is included in rental.
  • Final projected images produced with front and rear projectors, Green Hippo Critters, Zookeeper software and a GrandMA.
  • When produced by Seattle Opera there was an additional 27’ between the R/P and the projectors for rear projection.
  • Stock escapes are included in the rental if available.
  • Traveler Tracks are included in the rental if available.
  • Stock equipment is NOT included in the rental price. Stock equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • All black masking
    • White Scrim
    • R/Ps



Total Costume Rental: $13,100.00


  • 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. Estimated minimum number of days: 6)
  • Shipping
  • Insurance Certificate

Costume Information

Principal Women (6 costumes)
3) Semele (x2 — double cast)
1) Juno (x2 — double cast)
1) Ino (x2 — double cast)
1) Iris

Principal Men (4.5 costumes)
1) Jupiter (x2 – double cast)
1) Athamas
1) Cadmus
1) Somnus
1) Apollo (partial costume for projection video)

Chorus Women (28 costumes)
14) Mortlas
14) Black shirt/trouser outfit (for offstage singing)

Chorus Men (28 costumes)
14) Mortals
14) Black shirt/trouser outfit (for offstage singing)

Super Kids (2 costumes)
1) Flower Girl
1) Ring-Bearer Boy

Dancers (6 bodies, 6.5 costumes)
3) Dancer Women
3) Dancer Men
1) Pasithea (partial costume added to a dancer woman)

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.


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

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