• Behind the scenes at our supers call

    By Danielle D'Ornellas Posted in Behind the Scenes
  • COC Filling Over 100 “Super” roles for spring productions

    By Danielle D'Ornellas

    (From the House of the Dead by Leos Janáček – The COC’s production was presented in 2008. There were 63 supernumeraries in this production, of which 56 were men. The male supers had to be bald or willing to shave their heads.)

    Have you ever wanted to be a part of the Canadian Opera Company and have the chance to hear a powerful singer from only a few feet away? You just might get that chance! On Saturday, February 16, the COC is looking for over 100 people to join us as supernumeraries in the spring for Lucia di Lammermoor, Salome and Dialogues des Carmélites.

    What's a supernumerary?

    Supernumeraries, a.k.a. supers, are the extras of the opera world and play a variety of non-singing roles. They are vital to enhancing the operatic experience presented on stage. Members of Canadian Actor’s Equity, ACTRA or any other professional performing arts union are not eligible to be supers. 

    Posted in Behind the Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes at the COC - November 9, 2012

    By Danielle D'Ornellas Posted in Behind the Scenes


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