Scottish Opera is inviting actors who identify as Jewish, to audition to play a variety of male characters in our promenade community production of Candide by Leonard Bernstein. Actors should have a playing age of between 30 and 65 years, and ideally be based in, or close to, Glasgow. We welcome applications from Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews.
This role is for you if you want to get stuck into a huge operatic, site-specific spectacle, and you're interested in working with a large cast of mixed professionals and amateurs. Bernstein’s piece deals comedically and anarchically with questions of identity, assimilation, travel and displacement, and we welcome approaches from potential collaborators who would feel able to be a strong, active voice in the room on these subjects.
The production will be performed in Glasgow in August 2022.
Conductor Stuart Stratford
Director Jack Furness
Designer Tim Meacock
Lighting Designer Clare O'Donoghue
Choreographer Maisie Newman
Associate Director Annemiek van Elst
Applicants must be fully available for the period Monday 27 June 2022– Saturday 20 August 2022 inclusive.
How to apply
To apply, please email a CV, headshot and full length photo (or Spotlight link) to firstname.lastname@example.org showing ‘Actor Casting Call’ in the email subject line.
Please also complete our Equality Monitoring Form.
Should you be selected for audition, further details of this paid opportunity will be made available to you then.
Deadline for Submission:
09:00am on Monday 30 May 2022 (We are unable to consider late submissions)
Monday 13 June 2022 between 10:00am and 5:00pm
Successful applicants will be advised of their audition slot on Monday 13 June in advance, and in addition, will be asked to attend a short interview with the Director over zoom prior to audition, at a mutually convenient date and time.
Rankine Hall, Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PT
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