Public Casting Call for Andrea Chenier Supernumeraries on Tuesday, August 23

Release date: 8/19/2016    


Men 18-45 Years Old Needed for Company's Season-Opening Production of Andrea Chénier

Chenier Supers Casting Call.pdf  Photos Available 

Do you embody the fiery spirit of the French Revolution? San Francisco Opera is holding a public casting call seeking men between the ages of 18 and 45 to fill non-speaking and non-singing supernumerary and extra roles for the Company’s season-opening production of Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier.

An open casting call will be held on Tuesday, August 23 at the War Memorial Opera House at 5:00 p.m. No experience is required and there is no fee to audition. Stipends will be provided to those cast in this production.

Supernumeraries, also known as supers, act as extras (in costume and make-up) on the stage in non-speaking, non-singing roles. Supers have the unparalleled opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented and acclaimed artists in the world, and help bring San Francisco Opera’s dazzling, large-scale productions to life on the stage of the historic War Memorial Opera House.


WHAT:  Open audition for men ages 18 to 45 to appear as supers/extras (as historical figures of the French Revolution) in San Francisco Opera’s Andrea Chénier

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 94102


Interested parties should contact to receive more information and reserve a spot for this exciting opportunity!


About San Francisco Opera’s Andrea Chénier

San Francisco Opera’s 2016–17 Season opens September 9 with Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier. This powerful opera about lovers caught up in the turbulence of the French Revolution returns in a lavish new staging by director David McVicar, whose productions of Berlioz’s Les Troyens and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg thrilled San Francisco Opera audiences in 2015. Filled with soaring arias and duets, including one of the most thrilling finales in all of opera, Andrea Chénier explores this critical period in French history through the love triangle of the patriotic poet Chénier, based on a historical figure who was sent to the guillotine during the Reign of Terror, the young aristocrat Maddalena di Coigny and Carlo Gérard, a servant who rises to become a revolutionary leader and who controls the couple’s fate. Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti leads a stellar cast, including South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee in the title role, Italian soprano Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena di Coigny and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze as Carlo Gérard. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the six performances of Andrea Chénier run through September 30 at the War Memorial Opera House. For more information, visit

For the complete press release, please view the attached PDF.