Pacific Opera Auditions


2020 has been a difficult year all round, but Pacific opera has maintained a deep commitment to continuing to mentor and develop young singers.


We invite young singers across Australia to apply for our 2021 program, which will be led by esteemed Co-Artistic Directors, Peter Coleman-Wright AO and Cheryl Barker AO.

Audition Requirements

Singers will be asked to present two operatic arias of their own choice, one of which will be heard by the panel. The second aria may be requested, or part thereof, if scheduling permits. 

Singers are required to submit their CV and repertoire list via email to Auditions Manager, Anne Chivas at, and to pay their $50 application fee, no later than Friday the 30th of October. Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

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.

Bradley Gilchrist will be accompanying the auditions, and singers may contact him at to book a rehearsal. 

Audition Dates: November 6th, 7th & 8th

Audition Times: 1:30pm-6:30pm

Location: Balmain Presbyterian Church, 7 Campbell Street, Balmain

Audition Fee: $50

Singers can pay their audition fees via bank transfer using the details below. Please include your name in the payment reference:

EFT / Direct Deposit:

BSB: 082-057
Account Number: 870311048
Account Name: Pacific Opera

Our Audition Pack