Release date: 3/3/2014

San Francisco Opera Costume Shop Sale Open to the Public March 22 and 23, 2014

Spectacular Array of One-Of-A-Kind Costumes, Hats, Masks, Shoes, Jewelry and Fabrics
Rare Sale Includes Designs by Noted Costume and Fashion Designers
And Costumes Worn by Opera’s Greatest Stars


Looking for a unique piece of opera memorabilia, or the ultimate costume?  Don’t miss the San Francisco Opera Costume Shop Sale on Saturday, March 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no admittance after 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday, March 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no admittance after 3:30 p.m.) at the San Francisco Opera Scene Shop, located at 800 Indiana Street (between 20th and 22nd Streets) in San Francisco.

For only the fifth time in its history, San Francisco Opera opens its extensive and historic costume warehouse to the public.  This rare sale will offer hundreds of stylish and exotic items, including hats, masks, fabrics and shoes, as well as handmade costumes spanning a wide variety of styles and periods, for men, women and children.

In addition to medieval, biblical, Renaissance, and 18th-century costumes, modern and vintage clothing previously worn in San Francisco Opera productions are also available, as well as conceptual and fantasy costumes that defy description.
Hand woven biblical costumes from the 2013 world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, spectacular 19th-century costumes from Eugene Onegin, hand-painted fantasy costumes from Pelléas et Mélisande and elaborate 18th-century costumes from Don Giovanni are among the unique costumes on sale. The sale includes costumes worn by some of opera’s greatest luminaries at San Francisco Opera and pieces by noted fashion designers such as Gianni Versace.
Prices range from $1 to $750; costumes from the special opera luminaries collection are available upon request. All sales are final and benefit San Francisco Opera.  For more information, visit