Berkshire Opera Festival is looking to cast a local actor for a speaking (non-singing) role in this season’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss. The role is that of the Majordomo. In a traditional production he is the head servant in the elegant home of a wealthy man who has assembled a variety of entertainments for a big party he is hosting. In our production, the party is being held in a theater, and the Majordomo character is a theater producer. As such, the actor can be either male or female, and the age range is pretty open—from wunderkind to old guard. The actor will be speaking English, while all around him are singing in German (which in context, works very well for humor.)
The performances are August 26th, 29th and September 1st. It is a non-union job, but there is some pay. We need to hire someone who has their own housing and transportation for rehearsals in Stockbridge and performances in Pittsfield. The singers will be rehearsing during the month of August, and the rehearsal schedule for the Majordomo could be pretty flexible, as he/she is only on in a few scenes.
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