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West Australian Opera invites boy trebles aged between 10 – 14 to audition for the Children’s Chorus for Puccini’s Tosca. The children’s chorus will be made up of 12 boys and the solo role of Shepherd Boy will be cast from the successful choristers.Musical preparation of the Children’s Chorus will be undertaken by Head of Music, Thomas Johnson in this production of Tosca directed by Stuart Maunder and conducted by Brad Cohen.

Auditions will take place on Monday 23 January 2017 at West Australian Opera (3rd Floor Studio, His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth. Entry via stage door).

For the audition, boys should prepare to sing a song of their choice, preferably from memory and in a classical style. Simple art songs, folk song arrangements or traditional music theatre pieces written for children are encouraged. Pieces may be sung in any language, but English or Italian are preferred. Backing tracks and a cappella auditions are discouraged. A printed copy of the music should be provided to the accompanist on the day and a short resume and headshot detailing any relevant training and experience should be provided.

If you are selected you will be required to attend music, production and stage rehearsals at His Majesty’s Theatre and will be required for all performances. Rehearsals will commence in the week beginning 13 February and will normally take place outside of school hours. Performances will take place on 28, 30 March and 1, 4, 6, 8 April.

The rates will be as per the West Australian Opera Performers’ Collective Agreement 2011-2013 or subsequent agreement signed by the company. West Australian Opera complies with the Juvenile Code of Practice from the Performers’ Collective Agreement.

For more information or to register for an audition please email Rebecca Kais at rkais@waopera.asn.au

To express your interest in audition for the West Australian Opera Chorus please contact

Thomas Johnson
Head of Music
(08) 9278 8914 or tjohnson@waopera.asn.au