AUG 25Auditions for Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold dance auditions for
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Saturday, August 25th at the Civic Opera House
Lyric Opera of Chicago is auditioning male and female dancers and with
classical ballet experience for its upcoming production of Die
Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner. The coproduction of
Glyndebourne Festival Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of
Chicago will be conducted in Chicago by Sir Andrew Davis and directed by
Marie Lambert, with choreography by Andrew George, assisted by ballet
mistress August Tye. Sir David McVicar staged the original production.
Rehearsals begin January 7, 2013, with seven performances running from
February 8 through March 3, 2013. Dancers must be available for the entire
Meistersinger requires 1 male solo dancer plus 1 cover, and 6 female corps
de ballet dancers plus 1 cover.
Lyric Opera is seeking dancers who appear 20 to 30 years of age. Dancers
with a variety of body types are encouraged to attend.
Auditions will be held at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive.
August 25 Tentative Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. Barre/Warm-up
12 – 4:00 p.m. Audition
Dancers should bring comfortable ballet shoes and character shoes for class
and the auditions. Please make sure to wear simple dance clothes that show
the dance line.
You must make an appointment to audition. Please call Stephanie Karr at
(312) 827-3567 or email Gretchen Eng, email@example.com, to schedule an audition.
Walk-ins will not be seen.
All applicants must use the stage door entrance at Wacker and Washington.
All applicants must check in and register for the audition before the
audition class. A résumé and headshot are required to register.
Please be prepared to show a government-issued photo identification card to
gain access to the Civic Opera House. All applicants must have valid
eligibility to work in the United States. Lyric Opera will not apply for
working permits for foreign dancers.