Deseret News: Need a romantic balcony set? Utah Opera has you — and the country’s opera companies — covered

SALT LAKE CITY — When she’s at work, Verona Green sits just feet away from a walk-in closet straight out of a dream.

It’s got just about everything a person could want or need: vests, tuxedos, military uniforms, ball gowns, kimonos — even a special section called “pleasant peasants.”

Green, the costume director for Utah Opera who has been with the company for more than 30 years, oversees the huge warehouse located near West High School. As she thinks back to the evolution of costumes over the company’s 40-plus years, it’s stunning for her to think of how it all began. In some ways, she finds it laughable.

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