Earlier today, my colleague Ian Port spotted a decidedly not-Figaro opera casting call seeking musclebound galoots with expertise in "push-ups, pull-ups, body strength, endurance, hand-over-hand, staged combat and full body control."
Placido Domingo need not apply, apparently.
Wondering what show might feature 10 big dudes, we phoned the San Francisco Opera. They didn't exactly sing for us, but we did get some answers.
Our source wouldn't spill the exact show title -- next year's schedule won't be announced until January. But they did confirm that the opera calling for a minyan of musclemen is penned by Christopher Theofanidis and is set in the present day.
You don't need to be a Navy Seal, but we're looking for something close. This opportunity is the chance of a lifetime for ten talented men who will have the chance to show off their physical prowess to a crowd of thousands and to work alongside some of the most prominent names in opera and theater.