The Dallas Opera is seeking men of all ages and ethnicities to act as the crew of a nineteenth-century whaling vessel in the company’s eagerly anticipated production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s critically acclaimed masterpiece, Moby-Dick

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ATHLETIC, AGILE, ADVENTUROUS,

AND UNAFRAID OF HEIGHTS?

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THE DALLAS OPERA NEEDS YOU!

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OPEN CALL FOR SUPERNUMERARIES

FOR TDO’S FALL PRODUCTION OF

HEGGIE AND SCHEER’S MOBY-DICK

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:30 p.m. at

The Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center

(Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center)

4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, 75210

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Share the Winspear stage with opera’s best and brightest!

Respond by noon, October 1st by emailing [email protected]

 

DALLAS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 – Tired of being a “land-lubber”?  Looking for a little adventure on the high seas?  The Dallas Opera is seeking men of all ages and ethnicities to act as the crew of a nineteenth-century whaling vessel in the company’s eagerly anticipated production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s critically acclaimed masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

The production opens on Friday, November 4, 2016 for six performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center ending on November 20th.  Supernumeraries (opera’s fancy term for “extras”) must be able to participate in all six, as well as a modified rehearsal schedule.  No singing is required.

Specifically, the company is seeking men of any ethnic background who consider themselves:

  • Athletic, quick and agile
  • Team-spirited
  • Unafraid of heights (able to remain 30-40 feet up for prolonged periods)
  • Able to engage in a mock stage fight, with choreographed action

Additional points are awarded to experienced circus performers or acrobats, but such experience is not necessary to qualify.

The company is actively seeking a racially diverse group of individuals to work alongside top opera stars from around the world.

For the sake of authenticity, all supers will be paid on a scale comparable to that of a nineteenth-century seaman.  On the bright side, they will also receive free tickets for proud family members and none will be expected to swab a deck – either fore or aft.

Those wishing to participate can attend an open call on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Dallas Opera Rehearsal Center located adjacent to Fair Park at 4301 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas, TX  75210 (parking lot entrance off Gaisford St.).

Due to the special nature of this casting call, even those who have previously signed-up to be Dallas Opera supernumeraries will need to email name and contact information to [email protected] by noon on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Join The Dallas Opera for the adventure of a lifetime!  The return of Moby-Dick!

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EVENTS, GUESTS AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DALLAS OPERA

IS AVAILABLE ONLINE, 24/7.  VISIT WWW.DALLASOPERA.ORG

 

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The Dallas Opera Family Performances are generously supported by

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

Educational Outreach Fund.

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TDO Family Performances are a part of the

Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs

 

Ticket Information for the 2016-2017 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 $275.  Full Subscriptions start at $95, Flex Subscriptions (three-performances of your choice) begin at $75.  Family performance tickets are just $5.  For more information or to make your purchase, contact The Dallas Opera Ticket Services Office at 214.443.1000 or visit us online, 24/7, at www.dallasopera.org.

 

THE DALLAS OPERA 2016-2017 FALL SEASON INFORMATION

The Dallas Opera celebrates its 60th 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 language translations will be projected above the stage at every performance and assistance is available for the hearing impaired.  The Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk will begin one hour prior to curtain at most performances, excluding FIRST NIGHT of the season.

 

EUGENE ONEGIN by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

October 28, 30(m), November 2, 5, 2016

A tumultuous and lush romantic opera!

Libretto by K.S. Shilovsky, after Pushkin

Time: Late Nineteenth Century

Place: Czarist Russia

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Stage Director: Jean-Claude Auvray*

Costume Designer: Maria Chiara Donato

Lighting Designer: Laurent Castaingt

Choreographer: Cooky Chiapalone

Wig & Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Starring: Andrei Bondarenko (Eugene Onegin), Svetlana Aksenova* (Tatyana), Stephen Costello (Lensky), Kai Rüütel** (Olga), Mikhail Kazakov (Prince Gremin), Elizabeth Batton (Larina), Meredith Arwady (Filipievna), Greg Fedderly (Triquet), Musa Ngqungwana* (Zaretski)

A classic, period production originally created for the Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv-Jaffa!

 

MOBY-DICK by Jake Heggie

November 4, 6(m), 9, 12, 18, & 20(m), 2016

Back by Popular Demand!

Libretto by Gene Scheer

Time: Nineteenth Century

Place: Whaling Ship on the High Seas

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

Original Production: Leonard Foglia

Director/Choreographer: Keturah Stickann

Set Designer: Robert Brill

Costume Designer: Jane Greenwood

Lighting Designer: Gavan Swift

Projections Designer: Elaine J. McCarthy

Wig and Make-up Designer: Dawn Rivard

Chorus Master: Alexander Rom

Starring: Jay Hunter Morris (Captain Ahab), Stephen Costello (Greenhorn), Morgan Smith (Starbuck), Musa Ngqungwana* (Queequeg), David Cangelosi (Flask), Jacqueline Echols* (Pip), Peter McGillivray* (Stubb)

Our internationally acclaimed production returns to the site of its 2010 world premiere!

 

* Dallas Opera Debut

** American Debut

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The Dallas Opera is supported, in part, by funds from:  Texas Instruments Foundation, TACA, 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.  A special thanks to the Elsa von Seggern Foundation for its continuing support.

 

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