Pinchgut holds auditions once or twice a year. Please note that we do not audition for specific shows, but generally so that the artistic directors can hear you.
For an audition you will need to bring along two arias, art-song or lieder (two in total).
At least one of these must be at a fast tempo, and at least one of these must be in a language other than English. You will also need to bring along a copy of your CV and/or bio. Please choose works suitable for a chamber opera company.
Erin can play for you, unless you would rather bring along your own pianist/continuo player.
Venue is determined closer to the audition time.
Here is a collection of opportunities from some friends of Pinchgut.
NOW ACCEPTING VIDEO AUDITIONS, ENTRIES CLOSE 23 SEPTEMBER Professional opera singers (must be Australian citizen or resident) who have sung at least two principal roles with a recognised professional opera company since 2017 are eligible to enter. The winner will receive YMFA Award of $30,000 presented by Youth Music Foundation of Australia Inc. together with the Armstrong-Martin Scholarship of $4,500 presented by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT.
THE OPERA AWARDS FINALS, 25 NOVEMEBR, HORTI HALL, MELBOURNE The Opera Awards Finals will be a private event, no audience is present, and no opera management will be involved.
Benjamin Northey (Chair) John Bolton-Wood AM Dr. Di Bresciani OAM Roxane Hislop
The Opera Awards is administered by Music & Opera Singers Trust (MOST)
International Opera Awards Foundation- Bursaries
International Opera Awards welcomes applications from any artist (including, but not limited to, singers, conductors, directors, coaches and repetiteurs) working toward a career in opera, who needs financial support to achieve their career goals. There is no age limit, and applicants do not need to be resident in the U.K.
More information, application forms, and guidance notes, can be found here.
Applications will close at 5pm GMT on Friday 27th September, 2019.
There are currently no vacant positions at Pinchgut Opera.