Supernumeraries appear on stage in non-speaking, non-singing roles, much like being an extra in a movie. Being a "super" takes some time and patience, but is a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Super roles are varied, but might include servants, soldiers, peasants, priests and priestesses, dancers, bartenders, waiters, Japanese relatives, ragamuffins, pickpockets, and sometimes even animals! The majority of super roles are for men ages 18–60, but women and children often have an opportunity to participate, including the very young.


The majority of super roles are for men ages 18 - 60, but women and children often have opportunities to participate, including the very young.


Schedule varies, depending on the production - a typical rehearsal schedule includes 2-3 rehearsals per week. Rehearsals take place weekday evenings (except Wednesday) and on the weekends. During the week prior to the production, the weekday evening rehearsals may last 4-5 hours. Attendance is mandatory, but exceptions can be made in emergency situations. On occasion, extra rehearsals may be scheduled depending on the needs of the specific production (i.e. sword-fighting, choreography, or working with special effects). Performances are generally Wednesday night, Friday night and Sunday afternoon.


Opera Omaha offers to those who are new to the stage a study guide that introduces opera and describes the roles of the people involved.


Rehearsals are held at various locations in the community. Performances are typically held at the Orpheum Theater.


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