Supernumerary & Lightwalker Application

Become a supernumerary or lightwalker at the Dallas Opera!
To apply, fill out the form below.

Supernumeraries are onstage extras — non-speaking, non-singing, and modestly paid, yet they fully participate in the onstage action, lend energy and power to the production, and help the singers give their very best performances. Learn more!

If you are applying to be a supernumerary, you must be available for rehearsals beginning 3–4 weeks before opening night, as well as for all performances (see schedule below). Rehearsals are usually scheduled from 7:30pm–10:30pm on weeknights and during the day and evening on Saturdays; there are no rehearsals on Sundays. Performances usually begin at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees begin at 2:00pm.

Lightwalkers stand in for singers during preproduction to help train the lighting.

Production Tentative
rehearsal period
Great Scott (2015) Sept 28 - Oct 27 Oct 30, Nov 1, 4, 7, 15
Tosca (2015) Oct 5 - Nov 3 Nov 6, 8, 11, 14, 20, 22
Becoming Santa Claus (2015) Nov 2 - Dec 2 Dec 4, 6, 9, 12
Manon (2016) Feb 9 - March 2 March 4, 6, 9, 12
Showboat (2015) March 21 - April 13 April 15, 17, 20, 23, 29, May 1

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Contact Information
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  • The parent/guardian options below are required only if under 18. Please provide at least name and either email or phone.

Your Interest

  • Have you been a super or lightwalker with the Dallas Opera before? If you have, please indicate productions and years, if you know them.

Costume Information
  • Please note that Height, Weight and Photo are required for updated records. The rest is optional, but appreciated.

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