Auditions - singers, musicians

Principal Cor Anglais

The Opera Australia Orchestra seeks an outstanding musician to fill the permanent position of Principal Cor Anglais.

Audition: Monday 11 September 2017. Applicants for the position must be available for the entire day to perform a live audition — recorded auditions will not be accepted.


  • Concertino in G by G. Donizetti 
  • Orchestral excerpts (including Cor Anglais and Oboe excerpts) will be released to candidates on Monday 14 August 2017.

Applications close Monday 14 August 2017 at 5pm (AEST). Late applications will not be accepted.

This position is only open to Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.

For details regarding the remuneration package and how to apply, please send a copy of your CV to:

Ella Howard
Deputy Orchestra Manager
PO Box 291
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Telephone: +61 2 9318 8383

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

Orchestral casual work

Musicians seeking casual work with the Opera Australia Orchestra are invited to apply by forwarding their resume/CV and a completed application form to:

Auditions Administrator
Opera Australia 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.