Dress like Brünnhilde on a budget

Dress like Brünnhilde on a budget


norman lebrecht

August 26, 2014

The Lyric Opera is selling off costumes this Saturday. Price from $1 to $200.

Wanna be a Flower Maiden for Halloween?




Sat., Sept. 6, 9am-6pm, one day only at the
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. at Madison St.

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago is  having a one-day-only costume sale that’s open to the public on Sat., Sept. 6, between 9am and 6pm. Admission to the sale is free, with a suggested donation of $5. There will be a donation box at the entrance.

More than 3,000 costume pieces (including a variety of hats) will be for sale in the Rice Grand Foyer of the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. at the corner of Madison St. Items for sale will be organized according to price, ranging from $1 to $200.

Everything will be sold as is, and prices are final-no bartering. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. As there are no fitting rooms at the sale, shoppers should dress appropriately to try on costumes over their clothing.

Among the operas represented in the sale are Don Giovanni, The Mikado, The Voyage of Edgar Allan PoeThe Rise and Fall of the City of MahagonnyA Masked Ball, The Pirates of Penzance, the Ring cycle, The Flying Dutchman, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, and Die Fledermaus. Costume pieces are of varying sizes and conditions. Children’s costumes are not included in the sale.

– See more at: http://www.lyricopera.org/pressroom/costume-sale.aspx#sthash.tdycWr20.dpuf


  • Sixtus says:

    Flower maiden? Parsifal getup isn’t for sale. Perhaps one of the three-little-maid costumes from The Mikado would do.