Sunday 20 October 2019

Opera festival organisers hunt for 'dedicated' extras

WEXFORD Festival Opera is looking for extras to perform in the Jules Massenet one-act operas, Thérèse and La Navarraise at this year's Festival.

Anyone who is interested is invited to go to Wexford Opera House on Sunday, May 19 at 3pm to meet the director and talk about the production.

The director of the production, Renaud Doucet, who directed Si j'étais roi by Adolphe Adam at Wexford in 2000 (starring Joseph Calleja), will be in Wexford specifically for the auditions:

'Opera is theatrical and requires layers of performers to bring it to its full dramatic potential. Both one-act productions consist of only four singers, but demand several actors,' he said.

'For Thérèse, I am looking for three men and two women, aged anywhere between 20 and 80 years old, ideally with a knowledge of painting, and who are at ease on stage.

'No acting skill is necessary but dedication and an ability to learn the staging are required. La Navarraise also requires ten women aged between 20 and 80 years of age.

'Dedication and the ability to learn the staging and an easy "choreography" are required. A background in theatre, acting or dance is a plus, but is not necessary.'

Wexford People

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