Current Audition Notices

Singers (NSW Schools Company 2016)

Dancers and Actors (The Pearlfishers 2016)


Associate Principal Percussion (Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra)

Tutti Double Bass (Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra)

General Information

Actors & Dancers

Orchestral Casual Work

Singers: General Auditions

Current audition notices

Singers (NSW Schools Company 2016)

Fixed term contract. Seven months with possible extension.

Opera Australia welcomes applications from opera singers for its 2016 New South Wales Schools Company.

The roles we are seeking to fill are:

  • Hansel (Mezzo)
  • Gretel (Soprano)
  • Mother/Witch/ Dew Fairy & Hansel (Swing 1) (Mezzo/Soprano)
  • Mother/Witch/ Dew Fairy & Gretel (Swing 2) (Soprano/Mezzo)
  • Father 1 (Baritone)
  • Father 2 (Baritone)

Applications close Thursday 15 October 2015

Download audition notice and application form (pdf)

Dancers and actors (January–March 2016)

The Pearlfishers (Sydney)

Opera Australia is seeking:

1 x female actor
5 x male actors
2 x male dancers

Download audition notice (pdf)

Auditions will take place on Saturday 17 October 2015 in Sydney.

Register your interest by forwarding a CV and headshot to:

Casting Administrator
Opera Australia

General Information

Actors and Dancers

Actors and dancers are engaged on casual contracts for individual productions throughout the year.  There are no set dates for auditions.  A casting process is initiated approximately 3-5 weeks prior to the commencement of production rehearsals.

Actors and dancers who wish to be considered for casual work with Opera Australia are invited to forward a current CV/resume, together with a headshot and full-length image to:

Casting Administrator
Opera Australia

Please include height in centimetres, and details of any unique abilities such as aerial, acrobatic, circus or stilt-walking skills.

Your details will be kept on file and if you are considered suitable for an opportunity, you will be notified by email.

Orchestral casual work

Musicians seeking casual work with Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra are invited to apply by forwarding a copy of current resume/CV and a completed application form to:

Auditions Administrator
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

There are no set dates for casual auditions. Auditions are scheduled at mutually suitable times throughout the year. Your details will be held on file until the orchestra has a need for more casual players of your instrument - at which time you will be contacted.

Singers: General Auditions

General Auditions are held a few times a year in Sydney and Melbourne. Interested singers should send their CV and cover letter to:

Auditions Secretary
Opera Australia
+61 2 9318 8326