Following stunning success in both Sydney and Hobart, Opera Van Diemensland has arrived in Victoria.
In collaboration with Cordelia's Pottered Opera and Savoy Opera Companies, OVD is proud to present a new and exciting program! Our inaugural season will consist of 3 staged operas, (all dates are currently subject to change):
La Boheme - June/July
Romeo & Juliet - September/October
Amahl & the Night Visitors - November/December
We are currently looking to fill all roles as well assign covers and chorus.
Youth, 12 years or older, or beginning Year 7 in in 2019, are welcome to apply with permission from their parents.
Rehearsals will be held in both Melbourne and Ballarat.
2020 Program (Subject to Change)
Le villi/Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
Peter Grimes, Britten
Our Concert Program.
We will present 15 concerts. Some of these concerts will be semi-staged, using elements of costume, props, sets and lighting. However for those looking to air a new piece in anticipation of an audition or eisteddfod, we will also hold traditional recital performances or a combination of the two.
In essence the concerts will provide legitimate stage time for all those involved in the program, from main stage performance, to covers and members of the chorus.
Performances will be spread throughout the State of Victoria, including theatres in Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Kyneton, Creswick and many more.
Due to the regional performances proposed a moderate remuneration will be offered to performers traveling more than an hour from their home.
Who should apply?
Anyone with a love for or desire to perform. We encourage student’s professionals, semi-professionals as well as singers just starting out.
As aforementioned we will be auditioning for a Youth Ensemble as well. Auditions are restricted to those aged 12 years and over, or for those beginning Year 7 in 2019.
What We Are About.
The collaboration strongly believes in a holistic approach to an artist’s development. We have seen time and again that by infusing professionals, developing artist and enthusiasts in a positive, creative environment leads to a more fulfilling educational experience.
There is an expectation that principal artists know there material from memory at the commencement of rehearsals.
Chorus material will be taught.
OVD Studio Artists
Having said that, the collaboration offers opportunities to all members, putting them in contact with some of the top Conductors, teachers, master singers and opera coaches in the country, to help in their preparation.
5 X 45 min sessions with a coach.
3 X 45 min sessions with a top voice teacher
2 X 45 min Master Classes including teacher and accompanist.
This is an exclusive offer for those involved in our productions. Programs will be tailored to the individual. Choristers, covers, principals and members of the Youth Ensemble are all eligible.
What to bring.
Please bring music which best shows off your voice. Bear in mind that we are an opera collective and will be performing a majority of operatic material.
There will be a modest $20 audition fee to help cover venue hire, accompanists and administration costs. Cash or Card will be accepted.
Please register below;
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We are currently accepting applications on an ongoing basis with another round of auditions planed for early January.
Depending on production requirements, rehearsals will be held in both Melbourne & Ballarat.
We look forward to hearing from you.