Dancer Audition for SAMSON & DALILA Friday, August 18, 2017

by Celeste Hart

THE DALLAS OPERA ANNOUNCES AUDITION

SEEKING DANCERS FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Those with ballet and modern dance experience are highly encouraged to audition.

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Performers to Appear in SAMSON & DALILA at the Winspear Opera House

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Audition:  Friday, August 18, 2017, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

All Auditions at the Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center

             DALLAS, August 10, 2017 -- The Dallas Opera announces a fabulous opportunity to perform in the magnificent Winspear Opera House in the production of SAMSON & DALILA by Camille Saint-Saëns. Talented male and female dancers are needed for the classic opera which opens on Friday, October 20, 2017.

            The Dallas Opera is seeking a wide range of candidates with a solid level of training in dance. Performers with experience in ballet, modern, and other dance styles will be considered. The audition will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m. at the Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center, 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210.

            SAMSON & DALILA will be directed by Bruno Berger-Gorski and choreographed by Nycole Ray of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Rehearsals begin on September 19, 2017 culminating in five performances on October 20, 22, 25, 28 and November 5, 2017 in the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

            The performers will be compensated for rehearsal time, provided a per-performance fee and will be issued an AGMA contract.

             To schedule an audition, send your headshot and resume to Cayley Carroll at cayley.carroll@dallasopera.org

             SAMSON & DALILA is based on the biblical tale and stars internationally renowned Olga Borodina as Dalila, and distinguished Clifton Forbis as Samson. The French composition features the famous bacchanale scene which will feature the dancers. It will be led by acclaimed conductor Emmanuel Villaume.

            The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is conveniently located in the heart of the Arts District at 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201. 

The Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center, where the auditions will take place, is just outside Fair Park (follow the signs to Gate 12) at 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210.

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ABOUT THE DALLAS OPERA

Founded in 1957, The Dallas Opera is an internationally-recognized innovator dedicated to the overall advancement of the operatic art form and the support of established and emerging artists, as well as the education and development of new opera audiences in North Texas—and beyond. These goals are achieved by commissioning and producing world-class opera; through ground-breaking institutes, national competitions and topical programs; and by presenting opera in both traditional and non-traditional formats and venues in order to attract patrons of every age, background, educational level, and ethnicity—while engaging with more than 87,000 people in our community each year.  TDO is equally committed to the task of responsible stewardship and is managed with efficiency and accountability, to the highest possible standards.

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2017-2018 SEASON SPONSOR

The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family

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EVENTS, GUESTS AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DALLAS OPERA

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Contact Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media and PR at suzanne.calvin@dallasopera.org

Or Celeste Hart, Communications Manager at celeste.hart@dallasopera.org

 

The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from: Elsa von Seggern Foundation; Texas Instruments Foundation; the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; the Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

American Airlines is the official airline of The Dallas Opera. Lexus is the official vehicle of The Dallas Opera. Advertising support from The Dallas Morning News.

 

The Dallas Opera Family Performances are generously supported by

Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, and the Betty and Steve Suellentrop

Educational Outreach Fund.

 

TDO Family Performances are a part of the

Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs

 

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