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Want to appear on stage in an opera? Here's how...

Wexford Festival Opera has put out an open call for extras.

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A CALL HAS been put out for extras to appear in an upcoming opera that will be staged as part of the Wexford Festival Opera.

Extras, or ‘supernumeraries’ as they are traditionally known in the world’s of opera and ballet, are required to take part in tragic gothic opera Guglielmo Ratcliff by composer Pietro Mascagni.

The opera itself will feature Italian tenor Angelo Villari who will sing in the title role. The piece is said to be one of the most difficult ever written for the tenor voice.

Speaking about the opportunity, artistic administrator with the Wexford Festival Opera, Nora Cosgrave, 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.

Anyone interested in taking part is asked to come along to the National Opera House in Wexford on 29 July at 7pm for an information evening. This is expected to last around an hour.

No singing or acting ability is required but participants must be over the age of 18 and willing to learn some basic staging and choreography.

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