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Our Construction and rental house in Toronto combines the benefits of a growing stock of quality opera/musical productions with a flexible and experienced staff.

Malabar's master tailors ensure the integrity of each garment whether rented from our stock of over 30,000 costumes or built specially for your production. Leading international designers know they can rely on Malabar to execute the most demanding projects on time and to their specifications.

The following is a partial list of Opera and Musical productions available for rental.

We're busy at work, building our "Electronic Costume Catalogue". This page is updated regularly as new photos and sketches are being scanned and loaded. If you do not see what you're looking for, please contact us. We will be happy to supply you with information pertaining to any of our productions.

For more information or to book these costumes for your professional production, please contact our Opera & Stage Department at or 416-534-0466.

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Production Period Designer
Adriana Lecouvreur* France, 1750s  
Aida (Partial) Ancient Egypt  
Albert Herring* England, 1900s  
Amadeus Vienna, 1700s Brent Griffin
Amahl and the Night Visitors Biblical  
Andrea Chenier* France, 1793  
Attila Mid-Europe, Dark Howard Tsvi Kaplan
The Barber of Seville Spain, 17th Century  
The Bartered Bride* Grant Wood
The Beggars Opera England, 1730s  
Bilby's Doll* USA, 1650s Suzanne Mess
La Boheme France, 1850s  
La Boheme Late 19th Century Leads by Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Boris Godunov Russia, 1600s Suzanne Mess
Carmen Spain, 1930s Andrew Poleszak
Carmen Spain, 1820s, Goya Period  
Cavalleria Rusticana Italy, 1890s Edward Kotanen
Cendrillon Mythical, 1649 Suzanne Mess
La Cenerentola
La Cenerentola Biediermeier Edward Kotanen
The Chocolate Soldier Bulgaria, 1885  
A Christmas Carol England, 1840s  
Le Comte Ory France, 1200s Howard Tsvi Kaplan
The Crucible* USA, 1650s  
The Coronation of Poppea Baroque Robin Linklater
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Daughter of the Regiment Mid-Europe,1830s Montresor
Der Freischtz Germany, late 17th cent.  
Dialogues of the Carmelites France, 1793 Skalicki
Die Walkure German myth and legend Helen Rodgers
Don Carlos Spain, 1500s Suzanne Mess
Don Giovanni 17th Century Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Don Giovanni 1780s
Don Pasquale* Italy, 1840s John Lehmeyer
Elektra Classical Antiquity Amrei Skalicki
Elixir of Love* Italy, 1830s  
Eugene Onegin Russia, 1810-25
Falstaff England, Elizabethan Suzanne Mess
Faust Germany, 1520
Faust Germany, WW1
Fidelio* Spain, 1800s  
Die Fledermaus Late 19th Century Edward Kotanen
The Flying Dutchman Germany, Mythical, early 1800s
La Forza Del Destino Mid-Europe, late 1700s Susan Benson
The Gambler Central Europe, 1870s Georgi Alexi-Meskishvili
Gianni Schicchi Italy, Renaissance  
Girl of the Golden West USA, 1850 Suzanne Mess
Gloriana Late Elizabethan David Woolard
The Gondoliers (Gilbert & Sullivan) Venice, 1700s and 1800s  
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Hamlet* Denmark, Mythical  
H.M.S Pinafore England, 1800s Gregg Barnes
The Importance of Being Earnest London, 1895  
The Impresario* France, 1750s  
Inez de Castro* Portugal, Medieval  
The Inventor* Second half of the 19th Century  
Iolanthe Victorian Richard St. Clair
The Italian Girl in Algiers Mediterranean, 1800s  
Kismet* Mythical Michael Stennett
I Lombardi* Jerusalem, 1099 Crusades  
Les Misérables France, early 19th century  
Lucia Di Lammermoor Cavalier Suzanne Mess
Lucrezia Borgia* Italy, Renaissance  
Macbeth Early Medieval - Europe Suzanne Mess
Macbeth Medieval Japan / Kabuki Amrei Skalicki
Madame Butterfly Futuristic Fantasy Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Madame Butterfly Japan, 1900s Evan Ayotte
Manon* France, 1750s Zack Brown
Manon Lescaut France, 1750s  
Maria Padilla Spain, 14th Century Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Maria Stuarda England, 1560s Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Marriage of Figaro Spain, 1750 to 1780  
Marriage of Figaro Spain, 1770s Allen Charles Klein
Mary Poppins England, 1910
A Masked Ball Sweden, 1792
Mefistofele* Germany, Medieval Toni Businger
Merry Wives of Windsor* England, Elizabethan  
Midsummer Night's Dream Mythical, Elizabethan Michael Stennett
The Mikado Japanese Traditional Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Moses in Egypt* Biblical  
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Nabucco Biblical Nicola Benois
Norma* France, Dark Ages Ray Diffen
The Nose 1840s Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili
Orfeo Mythical, Greece Robin Linklater
Otello Cyprus, late Renaissance  
Our Town Turn of the Century  
Pagliacci Italy, 1915
Peter Grimes England, mid 1800s  
La Perichole* Fantasy Peruvian  
Pirates of Penzance England, 1800s Howard Tsvi Kaplan
Rake's Progress England 1750s  
Regina* America, turn of century  
Rigoletto Italy, Renaissance  
Rigoletto Italy, 1500s Martin Pakledinez
Romeo and Juliet Italy, Renaissance  
Der Rosenkavalier* Austria, 1750 Ray Diffen
Salome Biblical  
Samson and Delilah Biblical John Lehmeyer
Siege of Corinth   Howard Tsvi Kaplan
The Sound of Music Austria, 1938  
Suor Angelica Italy 1600s  
Sweeney Todd England, 1800s  
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Il Tabarro* France, 1870s  
Tales of Hoffman* Mid-Europe, 1800s, fantasy Gromes/Kaplan
Tancredi* Mediterranean, Medieval Michael Stennett
Tannhauser Germany, Medieval  
Tosca Italy, 1800 Ray Diffen
La Traviata (Bustle)* France, 1870 John Lehmeyer
La Traviata (Crinoline) France, 1850 Suzanne Mess
Trial by Jury* England, 1800s  
Il Trovatore Spain, Medieval Charles Caine
Turandot China, Mythical Charles Caine
Turn of the Screw* England, Mid-1800s  
Werther Frankfurt, 1790s  
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