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Aida on the Beach

Aida on the Beach 

Community Choir Audition Notice (Voluntary)

Opera Australia is looking to form a 52 person community choir on the Gold Coast to be the chorus in Griffith Opera on the Beach 2017 and the production of Verdi’s Aida.

The choir will be led by members of the Opera Australia chorus and will perform on stage in costume alongside soloists from Opera Australia as part of this fully staged production. This production will include sets, properties, sound and lighting with full orchestra provided by Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium and lead by members of the Opera Australia Orchestra. The Conductor, Tahu Matheson, and Director, Hugh Haliday, will work with the community choir.

This project is all about Australia’s national opera company connecting and making art with community members on the Gold Coast. For community members, this is an opportunity for local singers to become involved in this landmark arts event.

Singers should be willing to enthusiastically participate. This is an unpaid volunteer position, and there is no cost to participate in this project. Opera Australia will provide all choir members with music, costumes and rehearsal tuition including direction from the production Conductor and Director. We ask that performers provide their own make up, however guidance will be given on application of this. Choir members will receive two complimentary tickets for their family and friends to the General Dress Rehearsal on 20 September 2017.

For more information and details of auditions, rehearsals and performances dates, please download this audition notice (pdf)

To apply for an audition, please complete the form below.