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Southsea dogs audition for Puccini opera role

17 March 2014 Last updated at 20:46 GMT

Southsea in Hampshire has been running its own "Pup Idol".

The King's Theatre has been auditioning local dogs to take the role of Muzetta's pet in the Italian opera La Boheme.

Sandra Smith from the theatre has been helping to see if the dogs were fazed by loud music and bright lights.

Frankie Peck reports.