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Cincinnati Opera Porgy & Bess Auditions
April 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Cincinnati Music HallFREE
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Cincinnati Opera Porgy & Bess Auditions are being held for SUPERS. Adult and child actors needed.
Cincinnati Opera will hold an open casting call for supernumerary roles for the company’s 2019 Summer Festival. 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.
An information and casting session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall.
Eleven SUPERS are needed for the Cincinnati Opera Porgy & Bess:
– Four African American adults to play residents of Catfish Row (dance experience preferred)
– Six African American children ages 5-14 (3 boys & 3 girls), residents of Catfish Row
Supers are required to attend approximately 10-15 rehearsals and four performances between June 21–July 28. Daytime rehearsals may be scheduled. No experience is necessary, and all super positions are filled voluntarily. Attending the casting call does not obligate a person to participate. Interested individuals can attend the casting call simply to learn more about supernumerary opportunities. For more information, please visit cincinnatiopera.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The Marriage of Figaro, Romeo and Juliet, and Porgy and Bess will be presented in Springer Auditorium at Music Hall, with a capacity of about 2,300 people per performance. Ariadne auf Naxos will be presented in the Corbett Theater at The School for Creative and Performing Arts, with a 750-seat capacity.
About Cincinnati Opera
Founded in 1920, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of opera every June and July in multiple venues, including the recently renovated historic Music Hall. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary works brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative teams.
Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 Summer Festival runs June 13 through July 28, featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, the world premiere of Blind Injustice by Scott Davenport Richards and David Cote, and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.