Scottish Opera to Rent Costumes

Classic Arts News   Scottish Opera to Rent Costumes
Scottish Opera, which shut down this past season because of financial woes, will be collecting a little extra revenue from a new sideline. The company recently announced that it would rent costumes from its 10,000-piece archive to the public.

The service is intended for theater groups, film productions, and even partygoers looking for an unusual outfit.

According to a press release, costumes created by the company's wardrobe department for Mary, Queen of Scots, The Marriage of Figaro, Eugene Onegin, Carmen, La traviata, and Madama Butterfly, among other productions, are available. Styles range from the 16th century to the present.

The company also offers the services of its wardrobe staff to potential renters; they will offer advice and help find an appropriate style and size.

According to the London Times, rental fees start at Ô£50 and range up to Ô£250 for the gold brocade dress worn by the Countess in The Queen of Spades.

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