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Could your dog be an Opera star?

Is your dog a little diva who loves being in the spotlight, small in size and well-behaved? If the answer is yes, there is a chance they could star in the Puccini's opera La Boheme, coming to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, on 13 February.

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, dogs, goldfish and even a golden eagle with a 6ft wingspan on stage.

“Many years ago 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.”

The lucky pooch will play the role of singer Musetta's pet dog, and might give their owner their fifteen minutes of fame as well, and they'll need to be prepared to go onstage in costume to look after the little diva!

To audition your dog send a photograph to Ellen Kent on ellen@ellenkent.co.uk, or call 07775 626869. Please include your contact number and address as well as the breed, height, weight, age and name of your dog. If the application is successful, you will be contacted weeks before the performance.

Image by Opera & Ballet International.