Current Audition Notices

Victorian Schools Tour 2016

General Information

Actors & Dancers

Orchestral Casual Work

Singers: General Auditions

Current Audition Notices

Victorian Schools Tour 2016

Opera Australia welcomes applications from opera singers for its 2016 Victorian Schools Tour. The Company primarily tours to Primary Schools, however the great demand for our productions see us regularly performing for Community Groups and Theatres around Melbourne and regional Victoria. In 2016, the Schools Tour will include a short season at Arts Centre Melbourne.

The Schools Tour conditions include:

  • a maximum 10 weeks of touring, which may include up to 3 weeks of regional touring

  • a maximum of 3 shows per day, up to 12 shows per week

  • the requirement of all company members to bump the set and equipment in and out of each venue

  • the obligation of artists with a valid driver’s licence to share driving company vehicles. It is preferred that singers have a full valid Australian drivers licence. 

All conditions are outlined in the Opera Australia Performers and Music Staff Agreement 2015 or its successor.

The Victorian Schools Tour production for 2016 is a new work, entitled El Kid.  The show tells the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, to the music of Bizet’s Carmen. The performance is approximately 50 minutes and is sung in English. 

The roles we are seeking to fill are:

ISABELLA — Soprano (up to high C) – will require a Spanish accent
FERDINAND — Soprano – will require a Spanish accent
ISABELLA/FERDINAND SWING — Soprano (up to high C) – will require a Spanish accent
DIEGO — Light baritone (up to high F) – will require a Spanish accent
NARRATOR/TROLL — Baritone (up to E) – will require a French accent|
DIEGO/NARRATOR/TROLL SWING — Baritone (up to high F) – will require a French and Spanish accent

All roles are full time.

The contract period for 2016 is from 25th July to 22nd October, with a possible extension to 27th November. This production will also be presented in the Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, for a season from 22nd - 27th November.

Experience in opera performance is preferred.

To gain an audition, interested artists should send a copy of their CV, headshot and application form by email to or by post to Kate McMillan, PO Box 389, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205.

Applications close Monday 2 May 2016 at 5pm, unless filled prior.

Download audition notice, information and application form (pdf)

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