Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Needed: Hair(y) Models
for “The Barber of Seattle”!

We’re excited to announce “The Barber of Seattle”--a competition among local stylists and barbers, presented by Seattle Opera and WARM 106.9/KRWM-FM in celebration of one of our favorite operas, The Barber of Seville.

Calling all Seattleites who are up for getting a haircut, and/or a shave, in public—we’re looking for ten models to participate in this event and let one of our competing stylists transform you into a miraculous beauty. Five models (both male and female) will get makeovers in our “stylist” competition, and another five (male) models, with facial hair, will meet a skillfully-wielded razor in the timed “shaving” competition.

When: Saturday, January 8, 2010, 1 pm
Where: McCaw Hall
What: Opera subscribers (or potential subscribers) can check out the best seats in the house, tour backstage, and cheer on participants in several competitions, including the hairstyle and the shave competitions.
Who: YOU!
Why: Each model will receive a pair of tickets to the final dress rehearsal of The Barber of Seville on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 7 pm.

Must be at least 18 years old and sign waiver
Must arrive with lots of hair and be willing to lose (some) hair during event

Upload a photo of yourself, showing your hair (facial or otherwise) to Seattle Opera’s Facebook page
As caption to your photo, answer the question: “Why do you want to come to Rossini’s The Barber of Seville?”

Application Deadline: Friday, December 31, noon (PST)

Bearded opera enthusiast image by Pug50


  1. Why a shaving? Why not a beard styling?

  2. Who are the stylists?

  3. We're currently in the process of selecting our stylist competitors. If you know a great stylist you'd like to recommend, then feel free to let us know!