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Seattle Opera.

Tales of Hoffmann



Stage Director: Chris Alexander
Conductor: Dean Williamson
Set Designer: Robert Dahlstrom
Costume Designer: Marie Theresa Cramer
Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel
Scenery Period/Style: Modern
Scenery: 2005
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: Modern Fantasy
Year Costumes Built: 2005
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop
Supertitles: Jonathan Dean


View Tales of Hoffmann in the Performance Archive



Scenery and Services Fee: $71,000.00
Director Royalty: Included
Director Obligations: Employment obligations will apply.
Set Designer Royalty: Included
Number and size of truck(s): 3 - 53' Logistic post with Air-Ride
Insured set value: $500,000.00
Load-out/in costs: Deposit of $10,000.00 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 days 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.

View Scenery Technical Drawings


  Set-Up Running Strike
Stage Carpenters: 22 12 24
Stage Properties Crew: 4 4 4
Stage Electricians: 14 8* 12
Approximate time (hours): 36 hours  N/A 16 hours

* Does not include board operators or follow spots


Minimum width: 110'
Minimum depth: 40' for set, 44' 6" to R/P
Minimum number of line sets: 15 (does not include masking or electrics)
Furthest upstage flying piece: 40' (not including R/P)
Height of tallest flying piece: 42'


  • Stock raker boxes are included if available.
  • Stock equipment is NOT included in the rental price. Stock equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • All black masking
    • The two winches are included at no charge only if they are available at the time of the rental.
    • Using our winches may require an additional scenic supervisor
    • R/P
    • Black scrim



Total Costume Rental: $20,800.00


  • 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
  • When production is rented in its entirety, $1,500 director royalty and employment obligations will apply

COSTUME Information

Principal Women (6 costumes)
2) Muse/Nicklausse (x2 - double cast)
1) Olympia (x2 - double cast)
1) Antonia (x2 - double cast)
1) Antonia's Mother
1) Giulietta

Principal Men (15 costumes)
1) Hoffmann (x2 - double cast)
4) Lindorf/Coppélius/Dr. Miracle/Dapertutto (x2 double cast)
4) Andrès/Cochenille/ Frantz/Pitichinaccio
1) Spalanzani
1) Crespel
1) Luther
1) Hermann
1) Nathanaël

Chorus Women (18 bodies, 36 costume equivalents)
18) Act I (Olympia) Overcoat Look
15) Act III (Giulietta) Masquerade
3) Act III (Giulietta) Fancy Masquerade

Chorus Men (22 bodies, 34.5 costumes)
22) Tuxedo + Overcoat Look pieces
19 half costumes) Act III (Giuletta) capes, hats and masks
3) Act III (Giulietta) Fancy Masquerade

Super Women (10 bodies, 11 costumes)
2) Stella
1) Wardrobe Mistress
8) Opera-goers

Super Men (12 bodies, 14 costumes)
1) Make-up Artist
4) Waiters
6) Bottle People
1) Gondolier
4) Party Spectators (1 full, 3 partial)

Crew (4 costumes)
4) Spalanzani Crew

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Supertitles are also available to rent for The Tales of Hoffmann. Please send all inquiries to

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