ACTORS AND SUPERNUMERARIES
BOTH MALE AND FEMALE NEEDED FOR
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
By Invitation Only: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center
4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, 75210
Apply no later than March 6, 2018 by emailing headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
DALLAS, TX. FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – This may be your chance to appear on the stage of the magnificent Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in fabulous costumes with world-class opera singers. The Dallas Opera is seeking women and men, in non-singing/non-speaking roles for our upcoming production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI.
The production opens on Friday, April 13, 2018 for six performances at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, ending on April 29, 2018. Actors and supernumeraries (opera’s fancy term for “extras”) must be able to participate in all six performances, as well as take part in several rehearsals. No singing or speaking is required and a small stipend will be provided.
The Dallas Opera is seeking two male actors and two cover roles to portray the groom’s “best men” as well as the father of the bride. These extras will engage in a carefully choreographed fight scene. The company is also seeking a woman who will portray a bride. Actors must be available for both daytime and evening rehearsals.
The Dallas Opera is also seeking several men (supernumeraries) of all ages. The ability to ride a bicycle onstage is considered a plus. “Supers” must be available for evening rehearsals and will be used in a variety of roles as:
- Delivery Men
Those wishing to be considered for any of these positions should respond as soon as possible, with an emailed headshot and resume to email@example.com. Applicants must submit these materials by March 6, 2018, for more information and to obtain an invitation.
Participants will be contacted by March 12, 2018 if selected to audition.
That audition by invitation will take place on March 17, 2018 at The Dallas Opera Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center located adjacent to Fair Park at 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX 75210 (follow the signs for Gate 12 to a gated parking lot entrance off Gaisford St.).
Join The Dallas Opera for an unforgettable experience from a unique perspective!
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.
2017-2018 SEASON SPONSOR
The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family
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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).
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The Dallas Opera Family Performances are generously supported by
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Educational Outreach Fund.
TDO Family Performances are a part of the
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TICKET INFORMATION FOR THE 2017-2018 DALLAS OPERA SEASON
All performances are in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center unless otherwise indicated. Single Tickets range from $19 to $289. Family performance tickets are just $5. For more information or to make your purchase, contact The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214.443.1000 or visit us online, 24/7, at www.dallasopera.org.
THE DALLAS OPERA 2017-2018 SPRING SEASON MAINSTAGE INFORMATION
The Dallas Opera celebrates its Sixty-First International Season in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. Evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated. English translations will be projected above the stage at every performance and assistance is available for the hearing impaired. With the exception of FIRST NIGHT, The Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk will begin one hour prior to curtain, at most performances.
THE RING OF POLYKRATES & VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR
A sweeping Viennese concerto paired with a charming domestic comedy!
By Erich Wolfgang Korngold
February 9, 11 (m), 14 and 17, 2018
Violin Soloist (KORNGOLD CONCERTO): Augustin Dumay*
The Dallas Opera Orchestra conducted by Emmanuel Villaume
THE RING OF POLYKRATES
Sumptuous Viennese music laced with orchestral color and wit!
Libretto by Leo Feld
Time:Early 20th century
Set Designer: Donald Eastman*
Costume Designer: Tommy Bourgeois
Lighting Designer:Krista Billings
Wig & Make-up Designer:Dawn Rivard
Starring:Paul Groves* (Wilhelm Arndt), Laura Wilde* (Laura), Brenton Ryan (Florian Döbllinger), Susannah Biller* (Lieschen), and Craig Colclough* (Peter Vogel).
One of the most rarely performed opera gems! In its third professional U.S. production!
SUNKEN GARDEN by Michel van der Aa
March 9, 11 (m), 14 and 17, 2018
A phenomenal visual, musical and emotional adventure – live and in 3-D!
Libretto by David Mitchell
Time: Present Day
Conductor: Nicole Paiement
Director: Michel van der Aa*
Set Designer: Theun Mosk**
Costume Designer: Astrid Schulz**
Lighting Designer: Theun Mosk**
Sound Designer: Tom Gelissen*
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Starring: Roderick Williams* (Toby Kramer), Katherine Manley* (Zenna Briggs), and Miah Persson* (Iris Marinus).
Combining live actors and 2-D and 3-D film, to take you where opera has never gone before!
DON GIOVANNI by W.A. Mozart
April 13, 15 (m), 18, 21, 27 and 29 (m), 2018
Mozart’s operatic masterpiece brought vividly to life under the baton of Music Director Emmanuel Villaume!
Time: 20th century
Place: Seville, Spain and the surrounding countryside
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Director: Robert Falls*
Set Designer: Walt Spangler*
Costume Designer: Ana Kuzmanic*
Original Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Lighting Designer: Chris Maravich
Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard
Chorus Master: Alexander Rom
Starring: Mariusz Kwiecień (Don Giovanni), Laura Claycomb (Donna Anna), David Portillo* (Don Ottavio), Nino Machaidze** (Donna Elvira), Katie Van Kooten* (Donna Elvira), Kyle Ketelsen* (Leporello), Virginie Verrez (Zerlina), Craig Verm (Masetto), and Morris Robinson (The Commendatore).
An evocative and thrilling production from Lyric Opera of Chicago!
* Dallas Opera Debut
** American Debut