Cincinnati Opera Needs Supernumeraries for THE MAGIC FLUTE


We are looking for supers for “The Magic Flute.” First rehearsal is Monday, June 27th and Performances are July 27th, 29th, and 31st. As it’s a super gig, it is unpaid, but the skills developed are worth it. This version of “Flute” has a lot of puppetry in it (a Chinese dragon, 3 character costumes, 2 large bird puppets that strap to the waist and are manipulated by sticks, a giraffe and antelope that are head puppets, and lots of small birds that are either hand puppets or stick puppets). So, our director is looking for people who have movement, dance, tumbling, and/or puppetry experience, ideally men in their 20’s or early 30’s. And, here is an image of some of the puppets for reference

With that in mind, I thought I would touch base with you in hopes of generating some interest. Please feel free to pass along this info and my contact info to anyone you think might be interested. My work e-mail is, and my work phone is 513-768-5550.

I am pasting in the basic casting information below.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide,

Cincinnati Opera Seeks Supernumeraries

We’re deep into the casting process for our 2011 Summer Festival here at the Cincinnati Opera, and we’re faced with a challenge. We need 8 – 10 young men and women for puppetry work in The Magic Flute. Applicants should have movement, dance, tumbling, or puppetry experience. And, smart actors are always welcome. The age range could be late teens to mid-30’s. These are considered adult supernumerary roles as they do not sing. Supernumeraries are non-paid volunteers (though a parking stipend and passes to the final dress rehearsal are provided).

Rehearsals for The Magic Flute start June 27th. Our performances are July 27th, 29th, & 31st.

For more information about Supernumeraries visit our website at

For more information about “The Magic Flute” or for an application, please contact Andrea Shell at the Cincinnati Opera.

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