Spear-carriers wanted: Seattle Opera seeks extras

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Seattle Opera Seeks Local Talent: September 15 Auditions, Open To All, for Extras in Fidelio

YOU, your children, friends, and neighbors can take the stage as part of Seattle Opera’s upcoming programming. Auditions are being held for supernumeraries (“extras”) of all ages and walks of life to appear in Seattle Opera’s mainstage production of Fidelio (October 2012).

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. For additional requirements and details, see below; for more information contact Paula Podemski at (206) 676-5812. 

If you are selected, please notify the Shoreline Area News.


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