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Open call for Sky in a Small Cage

We're looking for six dynamic performers to form an ensemble of singers for our new commission by Rolf Hind and Dante Micheaux

Sky in a Small Cage open call for singers - download here

We're delighted to be launching an open call to find the ensemble singers for Sky in a Small Cage, a contemporary staged oratorio exploring the extraordinary life of the Sufi poet, Rumi.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a stellar cast - Yannis François, James Hall, Loré Lixenberg and Elaine Mitchener - alongside the musicians of Riot Ensemble and Athelas Sinfonietta in performances directed by Frederic Wake-Walker at the Barbican, London and Copenhagen Opera Festival in August and September 2024.

We value diverse perspectives and would like to receive applications from a broad range of artists. We are committed to making these opportunities as inclusive and accessible as possible, including – but not only – by budgeting for access costs.

The six singers will be playing townspeople among other roles, and we are looking for a wide range of people in terms of appearance. Movement and physicality will play a prominent role in the production from all the singers and players (but no formal dance training is required).

You should have experience of performing contemporary work and be comfortable performing off copy. Although the six singers function as an ensemble, there are solo lines for all the parts.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 17 November.

For more information on the opportunity, please download the attachment above. If you need the information an alternative format, please contact Bridget on We look forward to hearing from you!

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