Thursday October 21 8:12 AM ET
Opera Seeks Muscle Flexers
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago’s Lyric Opera is looking for muscular men who can count along with composer Richard Wagner’s music.
Big, Buff, Bald (or Shaved) Bodybuilders,'' a Lyric spokesman said on Wednesday the 20 right people will need to have an ear for the music and/or be able to count along.’’
``The men need to be big and muscular. They’ll be shirtless, so their chests need to be very well developed…Think Mr. Universe or a weight-lifting nut,’’ said the Lyric’s Eric Eligator, who is casting the roles of the engine crew for 10 performances of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde next year.
Auditions begin Nov. 9 for roles that pay $347.50 per week plus health and pension coverage.
J’ai assez vécu pour voir que différence engendre haine.
Henri B. Stendhal