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Casting for an upcoming opera production

For our new production Bastarda, La Monnaie is looking for a girl age 6 to 13, to play the role of 'child-queen Elizabeth' .

This role requires perfect spoken English with a British accent, a basic understanding of music and dance as well as beginner piano skills. The girl shouldn't be taller than 1m40 either.

  • Beginning of June 2020: Casting
  • August/September 2020: Workshop
  • January 2021: Start of rehearsals
  • March 2021: 16 performances

Do you know any candidates who fit this profile? Please send us their application with info on stage-experience, some video links if available, and a couple of recent, clear pictures at, with the mention of “ELIZABETH” in the subject line. Next casting on invitation will be held in the first week of June 2020.

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