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Seattle Opera.

Tristan und Isolde


Tristan and Isolde

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
Scenery: 1998
Scene Shop: Seattle Opera Scenic Studios
Costume Period/Style: 19th Century/pre-Raphaelite
Year Costumes Built: 1998
Costume Shop: Seattle Opera Costume Shop
Supertitles: Jonathan Dean


View Tristan Und Isolde in the Performance Archive



Scenery and Services Fee: $94,000.00
Director Obligation: Right of 1st refusal
Set Designer Royalty: Negotiate directly with designer.
Set Designer Obligation: 5-day minimum employment required.
Set Designer fee & per diem: Negotiate directly with designer.
Lighting Designer Obligation: 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.


  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 hours  N/A 24 hours

* Does not include board operators or follow spots

View Scenery Technical Drawings


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


  • 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:
    • 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 including per diem, airfare and hotel. (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 Information

Principal Women 
3) Isolde (plus cover)
1) Brangäne (plus cover)

Principal Men 
3) Tristan (plus cover)
2) Kurvenal
2) King Marke (plus cover)
2) Melot
1) Working Sailor with coat
1) Shepherd
1) Steersman

Chorus Men (2 costumes)
Act I:
18) Working Sailor with coat
12) Working Sailor no coat
30) Dress Sailor

Super Men/Boys
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.


“Dean’s translation [Tristan und Isolde] has made the unclear clear, the archaic modern without any loss of dignity or strength. The English is straightforward and idiomatic but not casual or riddled with unseemly modern phrases.”

Seattle P-I

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