Could your dog join the cast of La Boheme?

La Boheme

La Boheme - Credit: Archant

HAS your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then it could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme, coming to the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on October 6.

International soloists have been selected from across the world to join the celebrated Chisinau National Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra’s autumn tour – but there is still one part to be cast, the role of Muzetta’s pet dog.

Award-winning opera director and producer Ellen Kent said: “People say never work with children or animals but I love to do both. The first time was 20 years ago when my pet cat Holly Go-Lightly was in one of my productions and was an instant hit. Since then we’ve had horses, goldfish and even a golden eagle with a 6ft wingspan on stage.

“When we last did La Boheme and asked local people to volunteer their pets, it was a huge success. We even used a rescue dog once and found him dozens of new owners!

“We’re a nation of animal lovers after all. I’m sure there is plenty of doggie talent out there.”

Your pet needs to be well behaved and small – and as his/her owner, you will need to be prepared to go on stage in costume to look after him or her.

To audition your dog, send a photograph to Sadie Williams at

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Please include your contact number and address as well as the breed, height, weight, age and name of your dog. If you are successful, we will contact you a week before the performance.

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