Chorus & Supers
Here’s your opportunity to appear onstage!
We are looking for two Supernumaries (“Supers”) for our upcoming production of Candide.
Supers are non-singing extras in productions. These extras play many roles such as servants, soldiers, party guests and help to fill out crowd scenes.
For Candide the two Supers will have colourful costumes and play and integral part in the staging and scene transitions. They should be comfortable appearing onstage and able to lift 30 pounds.
Rehearsals begin July 22, 2014. Scheduling requirements are still to be determined, but usually 3 or 4 rehearsals a week are required.
Performances will be August 14, 15 , 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23
Please email Bonni Baynton Sprague at firstname.lastname@example.org
CALGARY OPERA CHORUS
Founded in 1972, the Calgary Chorus’ membership includes the finest amateur and semi-professional singers available. Participants represent a cross-section of our community including doctors, lawyers, accountants, home-makers, lifeguards and university students, and span a wide scope of age groups. Several choristers have left the chorus to pursue professional singing careers.
Now in its 43rd season, the Calgary Opera Chorus boasts a vast repertoire and has performed with numerous world-class singers, conductors and directors. Presently under the musical leadership of one of the country’s most respected chorus directors, Ms. Sandra Atkinson, the chorus remains a fundamental component in Calgary Opera’s aim to engage its audience and enhance our community through the magic of opera.
Calgary Opera is in need of male chorus members for the November production of Silent Night
Would you like to be part of the Calgary Opera Chorus?
Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will take place on May 27 & May 28, 2014, 6pm-10pm. Please contact:
Averil Cook for an appointment
Time Commitment for Chorus Members
Chorus members are required to attend music rehearsals for four to six weeks, depending on the opera. These rehearsals take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. Additionally, they are required to attend staging rehearsals during the three weeks leading up to mainstage productions.
Chorus members are paid a small honorarium, calculated according to the amount of rehearsal time required.