Minnesota Opera Youth Actor Casting: Cruzar la Cara de la Luna

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Minnesota Opera is seeking to cast one youth actor of Latinx heritage to perform a role in a new production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna to be performed at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.


Cruzar la Cara de la Luna tells the story of a multigenerational Mexican American family separated by countries, cultures, and consequences in search of new possibilities.  As their grandfather journeys back in time to reflect on his life in his final days, the members of the Velásquez family must make their own migration across land and through memory, search their hearts to discover where they belong.  Richly arranged with mariachi tradition and a newly arranged orchestration, this modern story reminds us that family knows no borders.


Role Description

  • YOUNG RAFAEL, Mexican, approximately age 8 to 12.  This role has one spoken word and is otherwise a silent acting role.  May be performed by an actor of any gender.


Production Schedule

Please click the following link to view the preliminary Rehearsal & Performance Schedule for Cruzar la Cara de la Luna Actors & Supers: https://pages.propared.com/p/filters/43976/d1iq9Bt6Y1ru7s28grR7Z9HwyO1ylyzMB3R0qHO59qI.  Performers must be available for all calls listed from October 21 through November 12.  There is some flexibility in the rehearsal schedule prior to October 21, and the performer in this role may be called to rehearse on different but mutually agreeable dates and times.  



  • $615 Stipend

Compensation is based on the number of performances and overall time commitment for each role in this production. 



A MNOP team member will respond to your application with further instructions to schedule an in-person audition or submit a video audition.

  • In-Person: By appointment on Friday, September 15, 4-6:00p at the Minnesota Opera Center (620 N 1st Street, Minneapolis, 55401.) A prepared monologue is optional but not required.
  • Video Submission: We will request a recorded short monologue in either English or Spanish.


To Apply

Please apply on MNOP’s website at https://mnopera.org/about/jobs/supers-application/.

Deadline to submit all materials: 5:00p CDT on Thursday, September 14.



Questions may be addressed to Kerry Masek, Associate Production Director, at [email protected] or (612) 342-9484.