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Manitoba Opera Seeks Former Refugees as Extras

September 8, 2014 11:50 AM | Entertainment

Manitoba OperaThe Manitoba Opera has put the call out for approximately 100 people to volunteer as extras in its “Fidelio” production this November.

Extras are asked to be former refugees from all cultural backgrounds and ages. They will not be required to sing. Children must be at least 12-years-old and accompanied by a parent.

“Fidelio tells the story of Leonore, a young woman who disguises herself as a young man so that she can work in a jail where her husband is a political prisoner,” said Larry Desrochers, general director and CEO. “In the final scene of the opera, she successfully frees her husband, as well as the other prisoners, and the community gathers to witness their release. The former refugees will appear in this scene as part of the community seeing the prisoners released.”

Fidelio will celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights during planned programming this fall.

Further details are available at ManitobaOpera.mb.ca.


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