The Prima Ballerina cannot dance alone--she needs a male partner!
Think of these people as understudies to the understudies. These company members are vital for any company to function! They know several roles at once and are ready to cover any part from an ensemble part to a lead role at the very last second.
Percussion is an incredibly broad term for anything that you hit and makes a noise (like a manager's head!). To be specific, this includes drums, timpani, piano, harp, and other little toys that may make cameos (whistles, bells, anything!). Cause, really... doesn't an orchestra just need more noise? Well, that and a beat.
Production, Direction and Friends of the Opera
Remember the sets that come in from the ceiling of the stage? Those sets are defined as being "flown in". But they don't just drop in whenever they're needed. They have people pulling cables, ropes and wires to help move in the right set at the right time. Want to be a flies operator? Go for it! We need the strong people!
Those performers can't change out of their costumes in 50 seconds or less without the help of the dressers! These production members keep track of every performer's costume, help them make quick changes, or even get into the large and heavy costumes with enough time to spare for the performer to make their cue!
We need people to help the stage managers during shows. These dedicated people move props and set pieces during shows, help set the show for the next evening, pull curtains and whatever else the stage managers or assistant stage managers may need. On top of that, they assist in the set construction before a show goes up. Talk about hard workers!
Money doesn't grow on trees. No, really, it doesn't. These people feel that art is completely nessicary in today's society. Donating their own money from their pocket to help shows get off their feet, investing in new shows and supporting artists, these people make the opera possible to thrive and grow in completely new ways!
Living in the opera house, these artists find any way possible to visually record shows without a camcorder. Paintings of memorable scenes, photographs for promotional reasons and any other method possible to etch a moment and help everyone remember it--for public or archival purposes.
House Custodial Team
You think the opera foyer, auditorium, and bathrooms stay clean by themselves? Think again! Without these hands that are willing to spare their own cleanliness for a short while to help clean up whatever mess was made, the mess would ... well, stay messy. Mind you do say thanks to these dedicated hands, who knows when you'll need their help with opening a locked door, or cleaning up a mess!