Michigan Opera Theatre is Looking for Extras Production of CARMEN 9/27-Detroit

Michigan Opera Theatre is Looking for Extras Production of CARMEN 9/27-Detroit


Roles available for women, men, children!


Orange Seller
Woman; small, middle aged, grecian, peasant like, able to push a cart off stage.

Very pretty, middle aged woman. Has a bit part with her husband & her lover.

Young Woman, Manuelita, Mistress, Woman on Stretcher
(1 super with multiple parts)
Small, pretty, relatively young. She is in a few more scenes than most supers.


Mayor/ Husband
Handsome man, middle aged. As husband he is with wife and followed by wife’s lover.

4 Alcade Men
Larger, burley men. Very specific to costume size. They escort the Mayor in Act IV.

3 Bull Head Man / Soldier
Bulls head men; carry tall sticks with bull’s heads at the top during celebration.

1 Bull Head Man / Soldier / Man
(same as above + “man” role)

1 Bull Head Man / Soldier / Waiter
 (same as above + ‘waiter’ role)

1 Bull Head Man / Seminarian / Waiter
(same as above + ‘Seminarian’ role)

1 Bull Head Man / Lover
 (same as above + ‘Lover role’)

1 Bull Head Man / Bird Seller
 (same as above + ‘bird seller’ role)

1 Bull Head Man / Bike Boy
 (same as above + ‘Bike Boy’ role)

Lilas Pastia
Bar owner, non speaking role.


2 Communion Girls
Cute little girls.7-9 yrs old. They have a small part at the very beginning of the opera.

Torero Boy/Street boy
Needs to move well. 7-9 years of age is best. He is the main Torero Boys helpers. (Perhaps a younger brother)


Being an extra with Michigan Opera Theatre provides the perfect “backstage” opportunity.  See how it all happens without any of the pressure the stars have!

Typical supernumerary work
Supernumeraries are usually amateur character artists who train under professional direction to create a believable scene. They almost become part of the props and give a sense of credibility to scenes where crowds, court assistants, lackeys, peasants or a variety of period characters are needed.

If you are interested in participating in becoming an extra or ‘super’ in Carmen, please fill out the AUDITION FORM. That’s all it takes! One form and you could be a part of the Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2016-17 Season! As we prepare for the next opera we will email information regarding any upcoming audition opportunities and any roles available for extras in the next opera.

At the audition the director will explain the super roles as they apply to the opera and choose the supers they feel would fit the role (and the costume) the best. Auditions are VERY informal and only require your attendance.

In addition to an unforgettable experience, extras receive free parking, two complimentary tickets to a performance, two passes for guests to attend the final dress rehearsal, and a small stipend.

Be advised that you must to be available for ALL technical rehearsals and performances. Staging rehearsals may adjust as needed.  Schedule is listed on the MOT website.

Register to Audition!

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