Opera

Be an Extra for the Dallas Opera

You won't even need to sing.

Here’s how to become an opera star without any vocal talent whatsoever:

  • Be a boy—blond, four to six years of age, quiet, prepared for an AGMA contract, capable of showing Sorrow
  • Be a man, any size or shape, also quiet
  • Be available for six performances and rehearsals
  • Go method and inhabit one of the following roles: acolyte, servant
  • Email [email protected] by Feb. 14 and be prepared for an audition at the Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center on Feb. 16.
  • Do not sing
  • At least read a synopsis of Madame Butterfly

More information from the Dallas Opera incoming:

DALLAS, February 8, 2017 – The Dallas Opera is seeking one boy to perform the role of “Butterfly’s” son in one of the most popular operas of all time, Giacomo Puccini’s MADAME BUTTERFLY. The production opens on Friday, March 10, 2017 for six performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, ending on March 26, 2017. The child must be able to participate in all six, as well as a modified rehearsal schedule. No singing is required.

Specifically, the company is seeking a boy to perform the role of “Sorrow,” a mute role. He must be four-to-six years old and have blonde hair. He will be granted an AGMA contract for the part.

Those wishing to participate must first email [email protected] for more information by February 14, 2017.  The audition will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Dallas Opera Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center located adjacent to Fair Park at 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX  75210 (follow signs for Gate 12, parking lot entrance off Gaisford St.).

DALLAS, February 8, 2017 – The Dallas Opera is seeking men to perform in one of the most popular operas of all time, Giacomo Puccini’s MADAME BUTTERFLY. The production opens on Friday, March 10, 2017 for six performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, ending on March 26, 2017. Supernumeraries (opera’s fancy term for “extras”) must be able to participate in all six, as well as a modified rehearsal schedule. No singing is required and a small stipend will be provided.

Four to six men of any ethnic background are needed to fill the following roles:

  • Acolytes
  • Servants

Those wishing to participate must first email [email protected] for more information by February 14, 2017.  The audition will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Dallas Opera Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center located adjacent to Fair Park at 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX  75210 (follow signs for Gate 12, parking lot entrance off Gaisford St.).

 

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