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Dallas Opera Calling for Pectoral Muscles Not Singing Chops

by Jerome Weeks 7 Oct 2010 3:03 PM

It’s not a joke, they tell us. But the production of Donizetti’s ‘Anna Bolena’ (aka Anne Boleyn — as in Henry VIII’s second, short-lived wife) could use a couple of muscular fellows willing to be bare-chested onstage at the Winspear beginning Oct. 29. No singing necessary.


Suzanne Calvin, the PR director of the Dallas Opera, says it’s not a joke. She passed along this e-mail from their production staff:

The director of Anna Bolena is looking for two (2) well-defined muscular men of impressive size to be two stags with antlers wrestling onstage shirtless and barefoot.  Does anyone have someone they could recommend?  We need them ASAP!

Tai C. Renfrow

Production Assistant


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