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CASTING CALL: UPDATE! Children’s role in Madama Butterfly (age 3-7 and 11-14)

Sep 13, 2012 3:58:00 PM
By BLO Staff

Looking for a unique and exciting opportunity for your son, daughter, niece, nephew, or grandchild? Know any kids whom you might describe as being “born for the stage” or “a real character”?

Well, guess what…
Boston Lyric Opera will hold auditions for the roles of Sorrow and Teenage Sorrow in our upcoming production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. These auditions are planned for October 2nd from 6:00pm-7:30pm. In the opera, Sorrow is the child of Madama Butterfly and Lieutenant Pinkerton, and although the roles are very important to the story, the parts (non-speaking, non-singing) are not too demanding – perfect for young performers!

The audition is open to children between the ages of 3 and 7 as well as 11 and 14. The child playing Sorrow is meant to appear as a 3-year-old on-stage, so auditioners’ heights will be limited to 3’6”, or 42”. There are no restrictions beyond age for those auditioning for Teenage Sorrow.

Rehearsals for the production begin on October 15, 2012 and continue until October 31, with performances on November 2, 4, 7, 9, and 11. We plan to limit rehearsals to weekday evenings and Saturdays before 5:00pm, with no more than 3 rehearsals per week. Any interested parties should feel free to contact Boston Lyric Opera for more information, or to apply, using the details below.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see that special kid in your life onstage and in costume!

Jordan King

Artistic Associate
617-542-4912 ext. 239

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