Rentals

Fort Worth Opera has many set pieces and costumes for rent. The following sets are currently available. For more information on rentals, contact Adam Schwartz, Director of Production, at 817.731.0833 ext. 11 or adam@fwopera.org.

Die Fledermaus

A remnant of the collapse of Baltimore Opera, this sparkling production was saved from destruction. A whimsical front curtain, a partitioned-out house and a luxurious ballroom with poufs, fountains, and potted palms give a festive air to the party scenes.

“The sets – particularly the cross-section of the Eisenstein mansion, which displayed a study, the master bedroom, and connecting corridor – were fantastic, as were the costumes.” Josephine Yun, Baltimore City Paper

Dead Man Walking

This unit set uses multiple layers of chain link fencing and minimal projections to support the storyline and the fast transitions between the scenes.

“Multi-tiered, cage-like sets by Harry Frehner and Scott Reid (originally designed for Calgary Opera) were grim but never oppressive; their transparency almost suggested the possibility of discovery and light in the midst of the dark situation.” Wayne Lee Gay, Theater Jones

Daughter of the Regiment

This whimsical set has the air of minimalism while providing a variety of avenues for interaction.  A three piece, ever-present, mountainous backdrop compliments the Act I camp site and Act II home.

“Simple hangings, designed by Boyd Ostroff…favor a storybook look for the rustic Tyrolean setting. The Marquise’s interior is evoked with just outlines of pilasters, door frames, and hearth.” Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News

Werther

This abstract set, originally built by Opera Company of Philadelphia, provides support for the story-telling while allowing for easy transitions.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

A simple unit house that practically clamps together creates the humble setting. Sized to play on a small stage, or expanded with cutout hillsides in the distance, this is a very flexible production.

Glory Denied

A unit set, reminiscent of a bureaucratic office, has multiple levels allowing for all four characters to exist in their own worlds as well as cross-over into each other’s.  This minimalistic approach allows the characters to travel through time and space seamlessly in this chamber opera.

With Blood, With Ink

This unit set, designed by Erhard Rom, is a three quarter thrust production built to fit into any black box theater.  The unique design allows for cast members to walk on platforms around the audience, giving a completely immersive experience.  Both set and costumes, the latter designed by Austin Scarlett, are available for rent.

“Erhard Rom’s simple set, a series of dark arches in front of a red velvet curtain, a bookcase, and an enormous gold crucifix, established the limits of Juana’s freedom. Austin Scarlett’s excellent costumes seemed to have leaped right out of period portraits..” Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal

Tosca

Faithful reproduction of the 3 historical locations. Relatively shallow production, this beautifully rendered set can fill a wide stage. 

“Top opera billing may not typically go to the stage director and the set designer, but this dramatically engaging Tosca owes much to Bernard Uzan’s fluent, savvy stage direction and to the eye-popping sets evoking the grandeur of Rome, circa 1800, that Andrew Horn created originally. Here is opera as theater, the narrative charged by the music and the whole framed and focused by a detailed, naturalistic setting.” Lawrence B. Johnson, The Detroit News