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Artistic Directors Peter Coleman Wright AO and Cheryl Barker AO, invite aspiring professional opera singers to audition for the Pacific Opera Young Artists Program for 2024.


Open to singers aged between 20 and 30 years, the Young Artists program provides a year of professional mentoring, performance opportunities and personalized coaching by Australia’s most experienced and renowned international opera stars. 

The program supports each artist with a $5,000 scholarship. Entry is open to all voice types and is by audition only.

Please note that due to the intensive and personal nature of the program, all successful applicants need to be based in New South Wales. 


If you are interstate or unable to audition in person but wish to submit a video, please contact

Claudio Tavares on 0468 582 281 or email

Application Requirements

Applications close at midnight AEST on Sunday 12 November 2023.

The entry fee is $50, payable on submission.

Your application will be acknowledged by email,

our auditions manager will contact you to arrange a time.

You will be asked to supply documents and responses in the application form. We recommend you download the Audition Information Pack which outlines the documents you will need to supply.

It’s a good idea to gather the necessary documents together before you start your application, as this will save you time.


Audition Requirements

Applicants are asked to prepare three (3) arias in their original key and language. These selections should reflect your current development and show the panel your strengths.


All applicants will be provided with an accompanist on the day and should bring copies of their music.
Please note, the audition venue does not have a space suitable for warming up. Singers are advised to come to their audition having warmed up at home.

Audition Dates: 19 November 2023

Audition Time and Location: by arrangement with Auditions Manager

Audition Fee: $50

Download Our Audition Pack

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