Soldiers all lined up in a row.

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

We may still be two months away from the first opera in our 2012-13 Season, Verdi’s Il Trovatore, but the costume shop is already hard at work, planning out the costumes for the cast. Here’s a line of soldier’s caps that will be worn by…

Fitting a Wig in Of Mice and Men

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes, Productions

Have you ever wondered about the physical elements that turn an opera singer into the character? Here’s a behind the scenes look at the process Wigs and Make-up Designer Yancey Quick goes through fitting and styling a wig for Sara Gartland, the soprano playing Curley’s…

Ranch Hand Denim.

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

I was chatting with Rose, the Costume Director, about the costumes for Of Mice and Men. You would think that outfitting a bunch of men with work shirts and denim would be easy, but it’s not! Here’s a picture of some of the rejected pants…

The Foam Work Continues.

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

LisaAnn and Sue show that costume construction isn’t always a piece of cake. Sometimes it’s a donut or an orange, and it’s always harder when you have to crawl inside the costume! First fitting, and the models were eager to show off their future costumes!

Teal foam should be the base for everything!

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

One thing that is so exciting about the Utah Opera Costume Shop is that they don’t just make costumes for our operas. In fact, they don’t just make costumes for operas! They also make costumes for theatre companies, dancers, and costume aficionados around the world….

Return to the Costume Shop

Posted by Jen Jenkins in Costumes, Productions

  I’ve been gone from the costume shop working on my Master’s degree and recently had the opportunity to come back and help finish the build for a show. My, oh my! Not only are there some fun new things going on, but the plaid!…