The Florentine Opera Company Wig, Makeup And Costume Skills Intensive

9/19/16 – 10/9/16   •   2/27/17 – 3/12/17   •   4/17/17 – 6/7/17

The Florentine Opera Company offers a professional “hands on” opportunity for qualified individuals seeking continuing education, or the opportunity to learn new skills. The focus in the wig and makeup department will be furthering specialized skills to design, create and maintain stage hair and makeup. The focus in the costume shop will be developing existing skills in cutting, draping, alterations and crafts. Qualified candidates may choose a shop, or have the opportunity to work amongst all of the disciplines should their pre-existing skill set meet appropriate requirements.

This program is designed for makeup artists, hair and wig stylists, drapers, stitchers and anyone who is interested in the crafts involved with the aforementioned disciplines.

Intensives will be held at the Wayne & Kristine Lueders Florentine Opera Center during the following periods:

Sister Carrie:
9/19/16 – 10/9/16
Don Giovanni:
2/27/17 – 3/12/17
The Barber of Seville:
4/17/17 – 6/7/17


Dawn Rivard Florentine Opera Company Resident Wig and Makeup Designer-
Dawn has worked and trained internationally in theatre, dance, opera, television and film for more than 20 years. She is an Emmy Award Winning master in her crafts who has trained both designers and actors.

Melissa Benson Florentine Opera Company Costume Shop Manager-
Mel has extensive experience as a cutter, draper and craftsperson. Her work spans children’s theatre, opera, theatre as well as large format foam creations for special events and mascots.

Interested candidates contact: Noele Stollmack, Director of Design and Production; Florentine Opera Company;