Ellen Kent brings Puccini’s hit work to the Sunderland Empire on Friday, February 28 and the producer is looking for a local dog to take on the lead dog role.
The director and producer of the Opera Ellen said: “People say they never work with children or animals, but I love doing both. The first time was 20 years ago when my cat Holly Go-Lightly was in one of my productions and it was an instant hit. Since then we have had horses, dogs, goldfish and even a golden eagle with a 6 foot wingspan on the stage.
“Many years ago, when we last did La Bohème and asked the locals to volunteer for their pets, it was a huge success. We also used a rescue dog once and found dozens of new owners. After all, we are a nation of animal lovers. I’m sure there are many talented puppies out there. “
Your pet must be well-behaved, small, used to being around people and quiet – and as an owner, you will need to be ready to go on stage in costume to take care of them.
To listen to your dog, send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your contact number and address, as well as the breed, height, weight, age and name of your dog. The successful candidates will be contacted directly.