Jobs

Opera Australia advertises job vacancies in such as areas as artist management, orchestra management, music and language coaching, technical support, manufacturing, and general administration.

All advertised positions are listed here.


Current vacancies

Current vacancies
The Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships

Expressions of Interest

Artistic Director

Auditions

Casting Call for circus performers - Il Trovatore
Casting Call for clowns - Il Trovatore
Casting Call for dancers - Il Trovatore
Freelance auditions for the Opera Australia Orchestra
General auditions for singers


Current vacancies


The Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships

Opera Australia invites outstanding early career string musicians to be part of The Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships for 2023.

Applications Close: Monday 20 June 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Read more about the program and application process

Apply here


Expressions of Interest

Artistic Director

Opera Australia seeks visionary Artistic Director

Opera Australia is one of the world’s most celebrated opera companies with an ambition to bring an Australian stamp to telling great stories through song and a commitment to develop and nurture new generations of Australian talent on and off the stage.

The Opera Australia Board seeks an outstanding Artistic Director to succeed Lyndon Terracini AO when he completes his tenure in 2023.

The Artistic Director is responsible for the artistic leadership and vision for Opera Australia, curating, producing and communicating a compelling national programme of activity for audiences and artists that is as artistically bold as it is commercially resilient.

As the key creative leader, the Artistic Director fosters and models a contemporary organisational culture that is open, honest and inclusive. They value a diversity of backgrounds, opinions and ways of working, drawing the very best from company members, musicians, artists and collaborators in leading the development of outstanding Australian talent.

This senior national role requires an extensive knowledge of opera as an artform, an understanding of operatic trends and international networks, with a proven ability to tell tremendous stories through song. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of curating and producing successful programmes, a willingness to pioneer diversity and collaboration, and a clear vision and ambition to take Opera Australia into its next phase.

The Candidate Pack is available to download Here.

For further information contact Richard Evans at REA Consulting on 0417 336 507 or richardevans@rea-consulting.com

Applications close on 10 June, 2022.


Auditions

Il Trovatore - Casting Call for circus performers

Opera Australia is seeking circus performers of all backgrounds and skillsets to appear as extras in a new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at The Sydney Opera House, directed by Davide Livermore.

This production will be performed at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House from Friday 15th July to Saturday 30th July 2022. Casual contracts will be offered to Sydney-based performers with rehearsals commencing on or around Tuesday 14th June 2022.

Applications Close: Thursday 26 May 2022.

Click here for more information, including the role and key dates.

Apply here


Il Trovatore - Casting Call for clowns

Opera Australia is seeking 2 x clowns as featured extras in a new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at The Sydney Opera House, directed by Davide Livermore.

This production will be performed at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House from Friday 15th July to Saturday 30th July 2022. Casual contracts will be offered to Sydney-based performers with rehearsals commencing on or around Tuesday 14th June 2022.

Applications Close: Thursday 26 May 2022.

Click here for more information, including the role and key dates.

Apply here


Il Trovatore - Casting Call for dancers

Opera Australia is seeking dancers for a new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at The Sydney Opera House, directed by Davide Livermore. This new design features circus inspired imagery and so Dancers with circus or acrobatic training and/or experience will be highly regarded.

This production will be performed at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House from Friday 15th July to Saturday 30th July 2022. Casual contracts will be offered to Sydney-based performers with rehearsals commencing on or around Tuesday 14th June 2022.

Applications Close: Thursday 26 May 2022.

Click here for more information, including the role and key dates.

Apply here


Freelance auditions for the Opera Australia Orchestra

Musicians seeking casual work with the Opera Australia Orchestra are invited to apply by filling out an online application form.

Apply Here


General auditions for singers

We regularly hold auditions for singers and musicians.

Apply for a general audition as a singer


Internships

We are not currently accepting submissions for internships.