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Tie One On For Rudy

By Norma Cortez, HGO Costume Supervisor 

  

During the month of September HGO is celebrating the life of Rudy Avelar, the HGO's director of patron services, who passed away over the summer. For nearly 40 years Rudy was at every performance greeting patrons, making problems go away, and indulging his love of opera and its performers. 

Rudy always wore his trademark bow tie. So in honor of Rudy, I would like to give some tips on how to tie a bow tie. In the HGO Costume Shop we have to tie hundreds of these each season. It is simple, but not always easy! So I thought the best way would be to share the diagram printed here.