Extras needed for Wexford Festival's tragic Gothic opera

David tucker

Published 21/07/2015 | 00:00

National Opera House
National Opera House

Wexford Festival Opera are looking for men and women (over 18 only) to act as extras for the upcoming tragic Gothic opera 'Guglielmo Ratcliff' by Pietro Mascagni.

Interested parties are invited to come along to the National Opera House on Wednesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. for an information evening. Artistic Administrator Nora Cosgrave, Assistant Company Manager Nicky Kehoe and Production Coordinator Ray Bingle will be in attendance to discuss the production and answer any questions.

Artistic Administrator Nora Cosgrave, who is coordinating the casting said, 'Wexford Festival has always thrived from the participation of the Wexford community. This is another way to participate and experience this world-renowned Festival from the 'inside' while working with some amazing artistic talent in a professional environment.

The information evening will last approximately one hour.

Jealousy is at the heart of Mascagni's blood-soaked opera, 'Guglielmo Ratcliff', in which a young Scot, spurned by the object of his affections, challenges anyone who woos her to a duel. The rarely-performed opera will be directed by Fabio Ceresa and conducted by Francesco Cillufo. Both will be making their debuts in Wexford.

The 64th opera festival will run from October 21 to November 1.

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