Lyric to hold ballet auditions for CAPRICCIO on Monday, May 12
For immediate release:
Monday, April 7, 2014
Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold ballet auditions for
Richard Strauss's Capriccio
Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Civic Opera House
Lyric Opera of Chicago is auditioning highly trained dancers with classical ballet experience, including pointe work, with strong acting experience for its upcoming production of the opera Capriccio by Richard Strauss. This revival production will be conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and staged by Peter McClintock; Val Caniparoli is the choreographer and August Tye is the ballet mistress.
Rehearsals begin September 15, with seven performances October 6 through 28, 2014.
requires one couple (1 man/1 woman). Lyric will hire two couples with the intention of rotating performances and understudy assignments between them (manner of rotation to be determined). All four dancers will be hired under a solo dancer contract. Professional training in classical ballet technique, specifically en pointe, is required, as well as professional stage experience and a dynamic, dramatic presence. Interested male dancers must have strong partnering skills.
Auditions will be held at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.
Monday, May 12, Tentative Schedule:
10:00 a.m. Registration (everyone)
11:00 a.m. Class (everyone)
12:00 p.m. Audition
Dancers should bring both ballet slippers and pointe shoes to the audition. Please make sure to wear simple dance clothes that show the dance line.
The deadline to register for this audition is Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. To RSVP, please send your résumé and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 827-3576. Walk-ins will not be seen.
Please be prepared to show a government-issued photo identification card to gain access to the Civic Opera House (enter through the stage-door entrance at Washington St. and Wacker Dr).
All applicants must have valid eligibility to work in the United States. Lyric Opera will not apply for working permits for foreign dancers.