Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Be a Supernumerary in FIDELIO!

TurandotPhoto of Seattle Opera's 2003 Fidelio
© Rozarii Lynch

We want YOU--your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues--to take the stage as part of our upcoming production of Fidelio. Auditions are being held next Saturday, September 15, for supernumeraries (“extras”) of all ages and walks of life to appear in the remarkable final scene of this powerful opera.

On Saturday, September 15, beginning at 11 a.m., Seattle Opera will audition people to volunteer as non-singing, non-speaking supernumeraries for the fall production of Beethoven’s only opera. A celebration of love overcoming tyranny, Fidelio tells the story of a devoted wife who rescues her husband, wrongly imprisoned for his political beliefs. We need dozens of extras to crowd the stage for the opera’s conclusion, a scene in which prisoners and townspeople celebrate the downfall of a tyrant, the establishment of justice, and the strength of a humble person empowered by love.

To honor Beethoven’s timeless message, we encourage people of all ages and walks of life to audition. Because the production takes place in the present day, supernumeraries will wear their own clothing, not costumes. Supernumeraries are not compensated and must be able to commit fully to Seattle Opera’s rehearsal and performance schedule. Photos and video will be taken at the auditions; by participating you are allowing Seattle Opera to use your image for marketing and publicity purposes.

Need more incentive to come over for auditions that Saturday? Just a few steps away at Denny Park will be the Mobile Food Rodeo--the largest food truck festival in the U.S. It kicks off at 12 p.m. and there will be over 45 food trucks in attendance. Beat the crowds by stopping by our 11 a.m. auditions, and then head over for something yummy! For more info on this event, visit http://www.mobilefoodrodeo.com.

Supernumerary Auditions:
People of all ages and walks of life. No prior experience necessary.
What: Supernumerary auditions for Fidelio. These are non-singing, non-speaking volunteer roles as “extras.”
When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 11 a.m. No appointments necessary.
Where: Seattle Opera’s Rehearsal Studio, 200 Terry Ave. N in South Lake Union. Limited street parking is available; location is near the Terry & Thomas stop on the South Lake Union Streetcar.
What to Bring: No preparation necessary for auditions. Photos and video will be taken at these auditions; by participating you are allowing Seattle Opera to use your image for marketing and publicity purposes.
Time Commitment: Rehearsals (7-10 p.m.) September 27, 29, October 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2012; performances October 13, 14 (matinee) 17, 20, 24, & 27, 2012.

For more information, contact Paula Podemski at (206) 676-5812.

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