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LA Opera Costume Sale Saturday 10-10-09!

This is a good one, guys – LA Opera is holding its first-ever costume Shop Sale on Saturday, 10-10-09!!  There are over 2500 costume pieces go on sale, just in time for Halloween!  The sale is Saturday, October 10 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM, at 330 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Here’s the official announcement from LA Opera:

It is inevitable that Halloween parties this year will be overflowing with multiple incarnations of
Octomom, Jon and Kate, Sexy Red Riding Hood and Batman. But for trick-or-treating connoisseurs
or Renaissance Faire revelers looking for something unique or glamorous, LA Opera is opening its
overstuffed Costume Shop for its first ever costume sale, just in time for Halloween. The Costume
Studio’s storage racks are bursting at the seams, and the company is selling more than 2500 costume
pieces to create more room for its ever-growing production repertoire. Pieces for sale will include
everything ranging from complete “merry peasant” and “medieval courtier” costumes to individual
pieces such as capes, hats, shoes and fans. Highlights of the collection will include a number of “diva
dresses,” stunning hand-crafted gowns worn by LA Opera’s leading ladies as well as costumes worn by superstar tenor Plácido Domingo.

About us: LA Opera is the fourth largest opera company in the United States. The Company’s Costume Shop is staffed by dozens of highly skilled employees, including master tailors, cutter/drapers, seamsters and
craftspersons, who create hundreds of costumes by hand every year for principal artists, choristers, dancers and supernumeraries appearing in LA Opera productions at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Sturdily constructed to last and often highly detailed, the costumes are built to fit singers of every size, from robust Wagnerians to petite Mozartians.

When:   Saturday, October 10, 2009, from 10am to 6pm

Where:   Parking lot of LA Opera’s Costume Shop parking lot, 330 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles,
CA 90013. Parking is available on the street, and there is secured pay parking in the Little Tokyo
Galleria parking structure at 333 S. Alameda Street, directly across the street from the Costume

See you there!!


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