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September 4, 2012 Comments Off on Star Search: Be A Supernumerary At Seattle Opera! Views: 1121 Uncategorized

Star Search: Be A Supernumerary At Seattle Opera!

We’re always on the lookout for our readers who desperately yearn to be Super Stars by posting about auditions and opportunities to climb the ladder of Gaylebrity-Seattle Edition. Tired of being a run of the mill bar slut and star of Grindr? Here’s a chance to actually strut your stuff on the biggest stage in town! The Seattle Opera is hosting a casting call for supernumeraries, (the fancy opera word for non-singing/non-speaking extras….aka, “The Mob”) for their upcoming production of Beethoven’s only opera, “Fidelio” which runs for six performances starting October 13 and ending on October 27. Here’s the skinny:

On Saturday, September 15, Seattle Opera will audition people to volunteer as non-singing, non-speaking supernumeraries for the fall production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.  A celebration of love overcoming tyranny, Fidelio tells the story of a devoted wife who rescues her husband, wrongly imprisoned for his political beliefs.  Seattle Opera needs dozens of extras to crowd the stage for the opera’s final scene, in which prisoners and townspeople celebrate the downfall of a tyrant, the establishment of justice, and the strength of a humble person empowered by love.

To honor Beethoven’s timeless message, Seattle Opera encourages people of all ages and walks of life to audition.  Because the production takes place in the present day, supernumeraries will wear their own clothing, not costumes.  Supernumeraries are not compensated and must be able to commit fully to Seattle Opera’s rehearsal and performance schedule.  Photos and video will be taken at the auditions; by participating you are allowing Seattle Opera to use your image for marketing and publicity purposes.

Supernumerary Auditions:
Who: People of all ages and walks of life. No prior experience necessary.

What: Supernumerary auditions for Fidelio.  These are non-singing, non-speaking volunteer roles as “extras.”

When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 11 a.m.  No appointments necessary.

Where: Seattle Opera’s Rehearsal Studio, 200 Terry Ave. N in South Lake Union.  Limited street parking is available; location is near the Terry & Thomas stop on the South Lake Union Streetcar.

What to Bring: No preparation necessary for auditions. Photos and video will be taken at these auditions; by participating you are allowing Seattle Opera to use your image for marketing and publicity purposes.

Time Commitment: Rehearsals (7-10 p.m.) September 27, 29, October 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2012; performances October 13, 14 (matinee) 17, 20, 24, & 27, 2012.

Of course, the time commitment means that many of you disco bunny types won’t be available…it would cut into your endless evenings at Neighbours, The Social and ElektroPop but we would LOVE to see a leather daddy and a drag queen or two in that mob…

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