This supernumerary role requires no singing or speaking, but does require appearing shirtless onstage. The executioner will hold aloft the severed head of John the Baptist and then (upon orders from King Herod) strangle the title character and carry her body offstage.
Rehearsals begin immediately, with nine performances from October 21 through November 21. Potential applicants may call 1-312-827-3537 for more information.
For tickets and more information about Salome and the rest of the 2006-07 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago, visit www.lyricopera.org.