Current Audition Notices

Male Dancers for the 2017 Sydney Summer Season

General Information

Actors & Dancers

Orchestral Casual Work

Singers: General Auditions

Current audition notices

Call for submissions: Male Dancers required for new Opera Australia production

Opera Australia is seeking nine Male Dancers for its forthcoming 2017 Sydney Summer Season of a new production to be choreographed by a leading UK artist (full details will be announced in August at Opera Australia’s 2017 season launch).

This production will commence rehearsals early December 2016 and be performed at the Sydney Opera House throughout January 2017.

Casual contracts will be offered to Sydney-based male dancers, all roles are non-singing/non-speaking.

We are looking for

  • 9 Male Dancers – technically advanced, professional dancers with exceptional skills in contemporary dance, improvisation and contact improvisation. Dancers must possess strong teamwork skills and be willing to collaborate in the creative process.  Dancers must also be comfortable performing bare-chested and/or with minimal costuming.  Musicality and experience working with complex musical accompaniment will also be an advantage.

Dancers' pay rates will be in accordance with the Opera Australia Enterprise Agreement.  Rehearsal rates are currently $40.88/hour (minimum 3 hour call). Performance rates are calculated on skill acquisition and years of professional experience, starting at Level 1 – $214.71/performance through to Level 5 –$266.13/performance (minimum 4 hour call).

Those who wish to be considered are invited to register their interest by forwarding materials to:
Casting Administrator
Opera Australia

1. CV/resume
2. Headshot and full-length image
3. Video link to 1-2 minutes footage of contemporary dance improvisation, in a studio, no loose clothing

Materials will be reviewed and individuals who are shortlisted will be notified. Final casting decisions will be made as a result of the video links provided — we encourage dancers to ensure their video is adequate quality.

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