Walkure.jpgWhen most people think of SF, they automatically assume we’re a city of physically fit men and ethnically diverse children, right? As the SF Opera begins production of the Wagner masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen, or as they jovially call it, The Ring Cycle, they’re in dire need of just those types of SFians. And you don’t even have to sing!

The SF Opera is casting “supernumeraries, also known as supers,” to “act as extras (in costume with full make-up) on the stage in non-speaking, non-singing roles.” Supers, the Opera says, “work alongside the many talented and acclaimed artists who bring San Francisco Opera productions to life on the stage of the historic War Memorial Opera House.”

If you happen to have forty ethnically diverse children between the ages of 6 and 12, consider this your meal ticket because that’s who they’re interested in paying. Children require flexible schedules and a work permit, as well as a trust account, as they’ll be collecting minimum wage. Acting and performing skills are preferred but you can always send your kid out to the wolves if you’d like.

Still interested, what with your army of uniquely diverse kids? Email a picture with stats for each child (you know, height, chest and waist measurements) to supers@sfopera.com or call (415) 565-6481.

In addition to needing diverse children, the SF Opera is also casting physically fit men with a flexible schedule and who are willing to volunteer (that is, not get paid). Again, experience is preferred but not required. You may be an aspiring hunk of man who just happens to own a gym but has never gotten his feet wet in the performing arts pool. It doesn’t matter, SF Opera will still take you.

And they will potentially take you quite soon. There will be a public casting call on Wednesday, April 13 at 7pm at Zellerbach B Rehearsal Hall, on the corner of Hayes and Franklin St. You can reserve a spot by calling (415) 565-3200, or by email at supers@sfopera.com, for more information see their press release here.

Photo: SF Opera

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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