Hugh N. Pruett, wardrobe director for Lyric Opera of Chicago, died May 5 at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 68 years old. He came to Lyric Opera of Chicago as assistant to the wardrobe master in 1959 "with a love of opera and a degree in business administration," he said in a 1998 interview for Lyric's program. Pruett was named Lyric's wardrobe master (or co-director of costumes) when the late Ardis Krainik became the company's general director in ...

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