AUDITIONS – SF OPERA Needs In-Shape Men and 40 Kids For WAGNER’S RING

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
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San Francisco Opera is holding a public casting call for RING CYCLE Supernumeraries
 
Children ages 6–14 and physically fit men needed for the Company’s Summer 2011 presentation of Wagner’s epic 4-opera cycle
 
Application deadline for Das Rheingold Child Supers is March 28th
Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung Male Supers Casting Call is April 13th

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA announces a public casting call seeking children and physically fit men to appear in the Company’s highly anticipated Summer 2011 presentation of Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). Ethnically diverse children ages 6–14 are needed as supernumeraries in Das Rheingold and physically fit men are needed as supernumeraries in Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung. Supernumeraries, also known as supers, act as extras – in costume with full make-up – on the stage in non-speaking, non-singing roles. Supers work alongside the many talented and acclaimed artists who bring San Francisco Opera productions to life on the stage of the historic War Memorial Opera House.

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DAS RHEINGOLD

CHILD SUPERNUMERARIES
Das Rheingold
Applications due March 28th
Forty ethnically diverse children—boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14—are needed as supernumeraries in Das Rheingold. Child supernumeraries are paid minimum wage for each hour they are in attendance at rehearsals and performances.
 
Requirements:
Flexible schedule – planned rehearsals change frequently
Acting/performing arts experience preferred but not required
Children under age 18 require a work permit issued by the Department of Labor and a Coogan Trust account in their name
 
Time Commitment:
If selected, the child may be called to any rehearsal between April 12th and June 14th and for afternoon/evening rehearsals on May 21st, May 22nd, June 3rd, June 4th and June 10th
Performances:  June 14, 21, 28, 2011

If you and your child are interested, email a photo along with the child’s approximate height, chest and waist measurements to supers@sfopera.com by March 28, 2011. For more information, call 415-565-6481.
Super roles are limited and are cast at the discretion of the costume department.

MALE SUPERNUMERARIES
Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung
Public Casting Call April 13, 7:00 p.m.
Physically fit men are needed as supernumeraries in Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung. This is a non-speaking, non-singing, non-paid volunteer role.

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DIE WALKÜRE

Requirements:
Male adult
Physically fit
Flexible schedule
Acting/performing arts experience preferred but not required
 
Time Commitment:
If selected, you will be required to attend a minimum of eleven Götterdämmerung rehearsals from May 18th through June 2nd and five Die Walküre rehearsals from June 7th through June 11th.  Additional rehearsals may also be called between April 14th and June 5th for Götterdämmerung and between April 14th and June 15th for Die Walküre.
Götterdämmerung performances:  June 5, 19, 26 & July 3, 2011
Die Walküre performances:  June 15, 22, 29, 2011

 
April 13 Public Casting Call
A public casting call will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Zellerbach B Rehearsal Hall (located at the corner of Hayes and Franklin Streets in San Francisco). To reserve a place in the casting call, members of the public interested in auditioning should call 415-565-3200 and leave name and phone number, or send an email to supers@sfopera.com. Calls/emails will not be returned unless there is a change to the audition schedule.
Super roles are limited and are cast at the discretion of the stage director.

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