Project Puccini is a world-first initiative by Opera Queensland, which gives hundreds of Queenslanders the opportunity to perform in the chorus of a brand new production of Puccini's La bohème.
36 adults and 12 children from Mount Isa will be chosen to form a local chorus to sing in Italian and act alongside OperaQ’s principal artists and musicians from Queensland Symphony Orchestra in a professionally staged opera.
Auditions to become a part of the ‘Mount Isa Chorus’ will be held from 25 to 27 March 2014. Successful chorus members will then take part in a 10-week development program before performing in La bohème at the Mount Isa Civic Theatre on 4 September.
OperaQ have employed a local chorus master and rehearsal coordinator, and will work in partnership with the Mount Isa Civic Theatre and Mount Isa City Council to ensure the highest standard of performance and personal development opportunities for budding local artists.
Project Puccini is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund, and is also supported by the Graeme Wood Foundation. Thanks to the generous support of Mount Isa Mines, Mount Isa school students will also be treated to a special performance of La bohème and teachers will receive professional development opportunities.
The project aims to equip participants with improved music and drama skills, new social and creative networks, and an increased sense of community and wellbeing.
How to get involved!
Audition Dates: 25 - 27 March, 2014
Performance Date: 4 September, 2014
Have any questions? Check out the Project Puccini FAQ's here.
Opera Queensland is also looking for budding filmmakers in each region to help document its world-first arts project. Filmmakers will be granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the project. To register your interest fill out our Expression of Interest form. Registrations close on 17 March.