O Nomi tutelarAh, dear Giuseppe Verdi and his masterpiece La forza del destino! Truly, this is a work with everything: romance, tragedy, religion, revenge, coincidence, mistaken identity, monks of varying dispositions and even an annoying gypsy vivandière. So what, you might ask, might a middle-of-the-road middlebrow stage director imagine would enhance this monumental chef-d’oeuvre?

Well, if you’re Francesca Zambello, the answer is easy: “More pole dancers!”

Saturday, August 10, 2013
Women’s Registration – 11:30am
Women’s Audition – 12:30pm
Men’s Registration – 12:45pm
Men’s & Women’s Audition – 1:45pm
Call Backs – 3:30pm
Washington National Opera announces dance auditions for the 2013-2014 production of

By Giuseppe Verdi
Directed by Francesca Zambello
Choreographed by Eric Sean Fogel
Performances at the Kennedy Center Opera House

8 Corps Dancers needed: 6 Women and 2 Men.

Dancers should be highly trained in Contemporary and Modern. Dancers may dance with props.

Dancers with experience in Partnering and/or Pole Dance are encouraged to audition.

Women should bring character or heeled shoes to audition. Men should bring sneakers or boots to audition.
All Dancers should wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that shows dance line.

Please note that Dancers in this production wear very little and/or revealing clothing.

Rehearsals begin on or about September 16, 2013
Technical rehearsals begin October 4, 2013
Performance dates are October 12, 16, 18, 20m, 22, 24, 26, 2013

Rehearsals will take place at the Washington National Opera Studio.