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Supernumerary Casting Call

Cincinnati Opera announces an open casting call for supernumerary roles during the company’s 2014 Summer Festival. An information and casting session is scheduled for Monday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Rehearsal Hall at Music Hall. Participants should enter Music Hall through the Central Parkway entrance.

Cincinnati Opera seeks applicants for the following roles:

  • Carmen: 11 female (various ages) and 19 male (various ages) Commitment period: May 20–June 22
  • Silent Night: 2 male (various ages) Commitment period: June 16–July 12
  • Madame Butterfly: 4 male (must be able to lift 50 lbs.) and 1 child (less than 3’ tall) Commitment period: July 1–July 26

Supernumerary or “super” roles are non-singing, non-speaking roles, much like extras in film and television. Supers will share the stage with internationally-renowned artists and work with celebrated directors and conductors. Carmen, Silent Night, and Madame Butterfly will be presented at historic Music Hall, with an average audience of 2,800 people per performance. Supers are required to attend approximately 10-15 rehearsals. Daytime rehearsals may be scheduled. No experience is necessary and all super positions are filled on a voluntary basis.

Attending the casting call does not obligate you to participate. Interested individuals can attend the casting call simply to learn more about supernumerary opportunities. For more information, please email supers@cincinnatiopera.org or read the Super FAQ. If you would like to complete the application prior to the Super Call, please click here to download the form.