Four-legged opera star to take to Grand Theatre stage

By Rebecca Sayce | Wolverhampton | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

After a search for the next four-legged star of the stage, a canine star has been cast for La Boheme in Wolverhampton.

Missy, who has been cast as a doggy opera star in La Boheme

Missy an eight-year-old poodle- spitz crossbreed has been cast as Musetta’s dog in the show, set to arrive at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Sunday, January 26.

The opera will feature local canine Missy and will mark the very first time she has performed at the theatre.

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.”

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Rebecca Sayce

By Rebecca Sayce

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