Children, Teens, Adult Actors Wanted as Supernumeraries in Verismo Opera’s Cavalleria Rusticana
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT
The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) under Artistic Director/Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara has several opportunities for children, teenagers, and adults to perform important non-singing, non-speaking acting roles as supernumeraries (supers), similar to extra roles in a movie. Supers are needed to appear in the company’s upcoming new dramatic production of Cavalleria Rusticana, a double bill with Suor Angelica, on October 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.
The organization is seeking actors of all ages to assume various roles as villagers. Girls are especially needed to appear in the procession. No prior stage experience is required.
Supernumeraries will work closely with the production’s director, Giovanni Simone. The opera will be fully staged and performed with a full cast in costume accompanied by an orchestra under the baton of internationally renowned Principal Conductor/Music Director, Anthony Morss. The Verismo Opera Chorus will perform under Chorus Director Mara Waldman. For information about supernumerary roles available, call (201)-224-2809.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.verismopera.org , at the bergenPAC box office located at 30 North Van Brunt St. in Englewood 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and by calling (201) 227-1030 or toll-free at 1-888-PACSHOW.
About New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera
The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has been a part of the New Jersey music scene since 1989. The opera company, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization based in Fort Lee New Jersey, is the only professional, grand opera company in Bergen County. The organization provides performing opportunities for young musicians and artists and sponsors an annual vocal competition held in November with finals generally held at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, drawing artists from all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company also organizes opera workshops and offers affordable, highly professional operatic productions in the Bergen County, New Jersey community.
The company is recognized for providing up and coming performing artists with the training to attain a successful operatic career. Several singers, notably Richard Hobson, Frank Poretta, Emmanuel di Villarosa, James Valenti and Irina Rindzuner of the Metropolitan Opera, started their road to success by performing in Verismo Opera productions.
For more information about the NJ Association of Verismo Opera, visit is web site, www.njavo.org , view it on Facebook at http://bit.ly/9JXTP8 , or call (201) 886-0561.