Can’t sing? You can still look like an opera star!

Santa Fe Opera costume shop; photo Kate Russell, courtesy Santa Fe Opera

It’s very hard to get cast in a role at the Santa Fe Opera, but you can look like you did, courtesy of the company’s costume shop sale on Saturday, March 11.

Several hundred costumes, plus fabrics, shoes, hats, and other accessories, will be on sale, some from golden oldies such as 1987’s Ariodante (“Michael Stennett’s costumes were sumptuous,” said The New York Times) and the flamboyant Hungarian-spiced operetta Countess Maritza from 1995. Most of the others are from more recent seasons, including 2017’s The Golden Cockerel, 2018’s Candide, and 2021’s The Lord of Cries. (The costume shop’s Brianna Fristoe says the latter are “modern, asymmetrical, and edgy, inspired by the runway, a great addition to any wardrobe!”)

Admission to the sale is by timed-entry reservations. They were sold out at press time, but check the link below for possible cancellations. There’s also an open-to-everyone, all-costumes-must-go grand finale from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.