Opera Auditions (Now OPEN)

The first round of auditions will take place in The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama on:

  • Monday 26th October 10am-2pm in SU24
  • Tuesday 27th October 2-4:30pm in The Danel Room

 

Please arrived warmed up as there will not be a warm up room provided. Please also keep Friday 30th October 3-5pm free for second round call backs.

You can sign up for auditions on the doodle poll linked here. Please make a note of the time that you select!  You will find the audition excerpts from dropbox link here. Please only prepare one of your choice - it would be a good idea to research the context of the aria and the character's role within the opera so that this can inform your performance. Here is a list of page numbers to help you find the correct excerpt:

  • Castor: p.10-13
  • Pollux: p.14-16 (up to Jupiter’s entry)
  • Telaire: p.19-21
  • Phoebe: p.22-27
  • Servant of Hebe: p.28-29
  • Mercury: p.30 (this is a Sibelius version as the original uses alto clef. Sing from the Sibelius version. An extract from the original score is on the next few pages just so you have an idea of the accompaniment)
  • Jupiter: p.34-35
  • Chorus: p.36-end