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African American Boy for THE MET OPERA: Fire Shut Up in My Bones in NYC

NO OPERA EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING NEEDED, BUT MUST BE ABLE TO SING.

LOOKING FOR: [CHAR’ES BABY] 7-12 years old, Male, African American. The youngest of 5 boys and is the neighborhood’s baby. Sweet. A Momma’s boy. Featured prominently throughout all of Act 1, with brief moments in Act 2.

Producers: The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Los Angeles Opera Co-Directors: James Robinson & Camille A. Brown Composer: Terence Blanchard Librettist: Kasi Lemmons Casting: Tara Rubin and Tasha Ward Salary: Rehearsals: $15/hour (2 hour min) Tutoring, Fittings, Other Non-Performance Calls: $15/hour Char’es Baby: $1500 per performance Char’es Baby cover: $750 per performance Rehearsals: 8/16/2021-9/25/2021 Performances (8 total): September 27, October 1,3,8,13,16,19, 23 Location: NYC MUST BE IN THE NYC TRI-STATE AREA

TO AUDITION: 1. Fill out the submission form HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmFviXS7S1PWj4nExHpp-5VKvOEW022UrP78dkcXghKnzSdg/viewform

2. Audition Material can be found HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qm0xkur56lip5lm/AAAIo5_0Q5yBnT3hqHpHn4N8a?dl=0 (There are 3 excerpts, please use those files for auditioning, DO NOT USE the “to help learn” files to record auditions.)

3. Upload all videos HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/request/Llxz3inNXG12YkQ67gKS