Gauteng Opera will be holding auditions in September for their 2018 season which will include opera productions and concerts. Singers are required who will form part of Gauteng Opera Guest Artists, Gauteng Opera Interns, Academy & Junior-Academy and the ad hoc Opera Chorus. The requirements for each category are as follows:
Soloists & Interns:
Candidates must prepare three (3) arias of their choice from different operatic styles (if possible) and must include at least one Bel Canto aria.
Gauteng Opera Academy and Junior-Academy:
1. Candidates for the Gauteng Opera Academy programme must prepare one (1) operatic aria or classical song or sacred song. The candidate should also be in his/her 2017 matric year or be a matric graduate, not older than 25 years.
2. Candidates for the Junior Academy programme must prepare one (1) operatic aria or classical song or sacred song and must be eligible for grade 10 in 2018.
Gauteng Opera Ad hoc Chorus:
Candidates for the ad hoc chorus must prepare one (1) operatic aria or classical song or sacred song of their choice.
Venue: Gauteng Opera offices, 5-7 Miriam Makeba street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg.(entrance is between Marshall- and Anderson streets)
Audition Date: Saturday, 09 September 2017 from 10:00
All Candidates must make an appointment for an audition. To book for an appointment, candidates need to phone / e-mail the Gauteng Opera offices on 011 – 067 8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information will also be available on our website: www.gautengopera.org
Each candidate must bring a clear copy of their sheet music on the day of the audition. An accompanist will be available on the day to accompany the candidates on piano (Own accompanists are welcome).