DON JUAN REHEARSAL MEN



THE DESIGN




THE CLOAKED COAT MAN


This man is certainly dressed for foul weather! Such coats with an additional cloak over the shoulders were perfect for rainy days, as the cloak would protect from the rain longer than what just the coat would. One could also add several layers to rain proof it. In some stage costumes this one has gotten three layers of collar and three layers of cloaks, as well as a top hat. The coat is long, and it also has large pockets. Underneath he wears a suit, and on his feet black shoes.


THE BOWLER HAT MAN


The bowler hat man is probably the most featured one. Reason is that this costume is worn by the singer sitting next to Carlotta during the rehearsal, and he laughs at Piangi's attempts to master the half scale score of the Phantom. This makes Carlotta angry, and they have an interaction. He is dressed in a pin stripe grey or black suit, over a patterned waistcoat and a white shirt. On his head he wears the bowler hat, a hard felt hat with a rounded crown and a band around the crown. In the 19th century this hat was typical for the working class. He also has a distinct moustache. There exist an almost identical design, showing a man in dark suit and bowler hat with a stripy coat with fur collar on top. I assume it's identical because Maria Bjørnson copied the original figure and added the coat to make an additional figure and not having to draw it anew.


THE TOP HAT MAN


To be fair there are several men wearing a top hat in the rehearsal scene. I've gathered them all in this gallery. The one I have the design of wears black trousers under a long jacket, and with a knee long coat on top. He wears a scarf in the neck, and on the head the top hat.


THE CLOAKED MAN


This design shows a man dressed in a dark suit with a cloak on top. The cloak is long, and it has elaborate strap buttoning and a collar in the neck. He also wears a tophat.