OPEN CASTING CALL - CASTING CALL SET FOR SUPERNUMERARY ROLES FOR CINCINNATI OPERA'S 2015 SUMMER FESTIVAL. Over 30 Roles To Be Filled. No Experience Necessary!
CINCINNATI----Cincinnati Opera announces an open casting call for supernumerary roles during the company's 2015 Summer Festival. An information and casting session is scheduled for Monday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Rehearsal Hall at Music Hall. Participants should enter Music Hall through the Central Parkway entrance.
Cincinnati Opera seeks applicants for the following roles:
Commitment period: May 26-June 20
•5 children under 5 feet tall: 3 boys, 2 girls.
•2 mature adults for Gypsy camp scenes.
Commitment period: June 15-July 11
•"Max the Manservant": 1 male. Mime and movement skills a plus. Must lift and carry a cast member.
•"Houseboy": 1 male. Must move quickly and jump around, handling props. Acrobatic skills a plus.
•Maids: 2 females. Must move quickly and jump around, handling props.
Commitment period: June 29-July 31
•Servants: 3 males. Must be able to move quickly with agility and be able to carry a backpack.
•"Executioner": 1 female, tall, martial arts training preferred.
•"Assistant Executioners/Servants": 2 males, must be comfortable being shirtless on stage.
•"Prince of Persia": 1 young male. Must be comfortable wearing only a loincloth on stage.
•Soldiers: 4 males.
•12 children, no more than 5 feet tall.
Supernumerary or "super" roles are non-singing, non-speaking roles, much like extras in film and television. Supers will share the stage with internationally-renowned artists and work with celebrated directors and conductors. Il Trovatore, Don Pasquale, and Turandot will be presented at historic Music Hall, with an average audience of 2,800 people per performance. Supers are required to attend approximately 10-15 rehearsals. Daytime rehearsals may be scheduled. No experience is necessary and all super positions are filled on a voluntary basis.
2015 Supernumerary Open Casting Call and Information Session
When: Monday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Large Rehearsal Hall, Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Participants should enter on Central Parkway.
Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every June and July. The company's repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world's most dynamic performers and creative teams.
Cincinnati Opera's 2015 Summer Festival runs June 18 through July 31, featuring Giuseppe Verdi's
Il Trovatore, the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and William M. Hoffman's Morning Star, Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale, and Giacomo Puccini's Turandot. The season will open with Opera in the Park, a free community concert in Washington Park, on June 7. Cincinnati Opera's 2015 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, Macy's, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations.
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