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Press Release: LA Opera announces costume shop sale

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LA Opera's costume shop moving sale

One-day-only event offers over 1,000 costumes
plus accessories on Saturday, March 28, from 10:30am to 4pm

(Los Angeles, CA) March 16, 2015 — LA Opera’s Costume Shop will move from its longtime home at 330 South Alameda Street in downtown LA to a nearby location later this spring. To prepare for the big move, the Costume Shop is clearing house and, for only the third time in the company’s history, will have an open-air sale. Over 1,000 costumes on 90 clothing racks will be wheeled out to the Costume Shop parking lot and put on sale alongside tables of one-of-a-kind items such as handcrafted hats, uniquely designed shoes, numerous masks, theatrical jewelry, period wigs, gladiatorial armor and even slave cuffs! Also for sale will be bolts of unusual fabrics and faux fur, as well as buttons, belts, floral hair pins, bustles and panniers.

Over the years, LA Opera has amassed a large collection of costumes, primarily from productions created specifically for the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, but also from productions originally seen elsewhere and incorporated into the company's own productions. Among the many costumes available for sale will be items from Aida, The Barber of Seville, The Birds, The Broken Jug, Cinderella, The Grand Duchess, Lucia di Lammermoor, Orfeo ed Euridice, The Queen of Spades, Salome, The Turk in Italy, The Turn of the Screw and Vanessa, among others.

Prices ranging from $25 through $650 for complete costumes with individual costume pieces and accessories available at prices ranging from the bargain table $2 to $20. In addition, there will be a special “Diva Rack” of signature costumes worn by superstars including Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Frederica von Stade, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Jennifer Larmore, Bryn Terfel and Deborah Voigt, priced from $1,000 to $5,000.

Date and Time:
The sale will be open to the general public from 10:30am to 4pm on Saturday, March 28.

Location and Parking:
The sale will take place in the Costume Shop’s parking lot at 330 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, 90013. In addition to street parking, there is secured pay parking available in the Little Tokyo Galleria parking structure located at 333 South Alameda (directly across the street from the sale).

LA Opera Media Contacts:
Gary Murphy, Director of Communications and Public Relations
gmurphy@laopera.org | 213.972.7554

Shannita Williams, Associate Director of Communications, Social Media
shannita@laopera.org | 213.972.7347


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