Each year, we audition emerging artists for our Young Artist Program. The year 2017 has many exciting opportunities for talented emerging singers who are passionate and dedicated to moving forward in their craft.

The program is led by our Artistic Director, Simon Kenway, with other industry professionals and includes music coaching, professional development classes, masterclasses, and workshops. Each year, the program also provides the Young Artists with many opportunities to perform. 

An information pack is available to download here.

Please note that there is no age limit for the program, but you should consider yourself to be an 'emerging artist' and preferably hold tertiary qualifications in singing, or the equivalent.

We accept artists from all over Australia; however, please note that most activities are Sydney-based. 

2017 Auditions:

Auditions were held on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2016 from 10am-5pm at The Opera Centre, Joan Sutherland Studio.

You will be required to prepare 3 arias or songs of any period in their original languages. An aria in English is encouraged but not essential. 

• The panel may choose to hear 1 or 2 of your arias.
• A $50 administration fee will be payable in cash or by cheque at your audition. 
  Credit cards will not be accepted. (A receipt will be issued.)
• An accompanist will be provided.

The Auditions Manager will contact suitable candidates to confirm an audition time. 

Please direct your enquiries to the Auditions Manager, Anne Chivas, on:

If you are not available to audition in person, please contact Anne Chivas (as above) and arrange to supply us with videos of 3 aria performances by no later than 30 November, 2016. These do not have to be 'live audience' performances, and can be filmed in a studio with a pianist. Please note that the administrative fee still applies. Links to website videos WILL NOT be accepted. Please ensure that you email your audition videos in a downloadable form to the listed email address (.mp4, .wmv, .mov).

Thank you for your interest in taking your career to the next level with Pacific Opera.

Applications are now closed.

Repetiteur Auditions:

We would like to invite interested pianists who would like to learn from Simon Kenway and gain some opera repetiteur experience to audition in our 2017 round. You will be asked to accompany a singer with 1 prepared aria and sightread another aria. Repertoire will be advised to you with your audition timeslot.

Auditions will be held on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2016 from 10am-5pm at The Opera Centre, Joan Sutherland Studio. There will be no alternate audition dates and unfortunately we cannot accept video auditions.

Applications are now closed.

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