Backstage at Utah Opera

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…

Cleaning up the Bunkhouse.

Posted by Opera Gal in Sets

We are already getting prepared for Of Mice and Men next month, pulling costumes, looking at props, and updating sets. Our set for Of Mice and Men is one that is rented out to other opera companies, so the scene shop pulled it out the…

Utah Opera Chorus Auditions!

Posted by Opera Gal in Music, Productions

Have you always wanted to sing on the Utah Opera stage? Here’s your chance! Auditions for the 2012-13 Utah Opera Chorus will be next Thursday, April 12 between 4 and 8:30. If you are a trained singer with stage experience, contact Shaun Ricks at sricks@usuo.org…

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….