• General Auditions will be held annually in the OperaQ Studio, where practical in the first half of the year. This audition is open to all comers for all performing positions including Principal, Understudy, OperaQ Studio, Open Stage (including Education) and currently engaged Chorus members wishing to reaudition. The panel for the General Auditions will consist of Narelle French (Head of Music) and Jason Barry-Smith (Creative Director - Open Stage).

 

  • Stage Auditions will be held annually by invitation only in the Lyric Theatre (date TBA) or other suitable venue. Artists can request a stage audition; however, only those selected by the artistic panel will be heard.

 

  • Auditions for current and new Chorus members will be held according to the needs of the following year’s productions during  the last quarter of the year in the OperaQ Studio or other venue. Chorus members already engaged to perform with the company will be vocally assessed at least once within a three-year period and may elect to be heard  in either the General Audition or Chorus Audition unless otherwise advised. New applicants wishing to be considered for Chorus positions will generally be required to attend a specific Chorus Audition before being engaged for a production.

 

  • Other auditions may be granted by the Artistic Administrator during the year in the OperaQ Studio depending on needs of OperaQ and/or an artist’s situation e.g. visiting artist involved in audition tour of Australia. Before a specially arranged audition is granted, a recorded audio or video excerpt may be requested.

 

  • From time to time, special one-off auditions may be announced for positions in Open Stage, OperaQ Studio, Chamber Ensemble or other projects or co-productions. Details of such auditions will be advertised on OperaQ’s website or be sent out via email and held in the OperaQ  Studio or other venue at a nominated time or date.

 

  • Expressions of Interest for upcoming General, OperaQ Studio, Open Stage and Chorus Auditions, for any of the above categories, may be submitted via email at any time with the Auditions Co-ordinator and notification of the next round of relevant auditions will be emailed out when dates and details are available.

 

  • Auditions for Supernumeraries, Actors, Dancers and Children will be posted on OperaQ’s website once all details have been finalised. Please do not contact us to enquire about possible future opportunities except where there has been a call for applications.