Chorus & Supers
Calgary Opera Chorus
Auditions for our 2019-20 season are now complete.
ABOUT OUR CHORUS
Under the musical leadership of one of the country’s most respected chorus directors, Sandra Atkinson, the Calgary Opera Chorus is a fundamental component of Calgary Opera’s goal to enhance our community and spur civic pride through a variety of opera experiences.
Many long-time chorus members return every year, not only because of their love of performing, but also because of how much they enjoy working with Sandy. Other benefits include receiving a small stipend and complimentary tickets to Calgary Opera’s mainstage productions.
SUPERNUMERARIES (or “supers”)
A “Super” is the equivalent of an “Extra” in the movie world. It is an acting role without any dialogue or singing involved. If you are a budding actor wanting more stage experience this is the perfect opportunity for you. Or even if you are simply looking to spend time on stage surrounded by wonderful singers and music, please contact Bonni Baynton (contact information below). We are always looking for interested men, women and children to be Supers who are not members of Canadian Actors Equity Association.
We are currently looking for several supernumeraries for the upcoming production of Norma.
Supernumerary Casting Call for Norma
Onstage: February 1-7, 2020
Director Nicolas Muni
- 8 Men to portray Roman Soldiers. Must be athletic, preferably of a heavier build and comfortable on stage.
- 1 Man to portray a Roman Captain. As above with some acting experience.
- Two Children - appear to be twin boys about 4 to 6 years of age. Acting experience preferred.
Chorus members are required to attend music rehearsals for 4 or 5 weeks, depending on the opera. These rehearsals take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7pm to 10pm. Additionally, they are required to attend staging rehearsals during the 3 weeks leading up to mainstage productions.
The time commitment for Supers varies with each production. In general, Supers must be available:
5 weeks before opening night: 2 to 3 evenings per week for staging rehearsals
Tech week (the week before the production opens): every evening at the Jubilee
The performances: must be available to attend all performance.
Chorus members & Supers are paid an honorarium and are offered complimentary tickets to either the dress rehearsal or the Wednesday performance of the given production.