Women’s and men’s costume-making
Two haute couture workshops for tailor-made costumes with unparalleled attention to detail.
Haberdashery & Fabric Stock
The choice of materials is key to composing a costume. A large stock of fabrics is permanently available to the Workshops.
Sometimes, the colours of the costumes tell the story themselves the moment the characters appear on stage. The science of colours and shades is applied in the Dyeing Workshop.
From period shoes to extraordinary animal paws, the art of making shoes is pushed to the limit here.
Millinery & Decoration
For creating accessories for the singer’s head or body.
Hair, Make-up and Wigs
For making the wigs, designing the make-up, and moulding the prostheses that give the character a form and a face.
It is a short walk from the Workshops to the dressing rooms of the Theatre. Once finished, the costumes travel through the underground tunnel connecting the two buildings.
Hair and Make-up
A few minutes to a few hours before the show, the singers are made up, their hair styled, and their wigs fitted.
The dressers are on duty before and during the performances, in the singers' dressing rooms and backstage. It is in this dressing room that the costumes are maintained between each performance.
Backstage, the costumes worn by the singers are finally ready to make their grand entrance onstage. The dressers give them a last look over or prepare for a quick change. Top!
What kind of lighting will best illuminate the costumes? How will the colours and materials be perceived from the auditorium? Focus on the lighting desk.
Once a production is finished, the costumes are kept in several types of storerooms. These are full of gems waiting to be worn again.
Thousands of pairs of shoes are kept here, as well as belts and other leather costume elements ready to be reused.
To store every kind of hat imaginable and the moulds used to shape them.
Wigs, ready-to-use strands of hair, and the head shapes used to make hair pieces are stored here.