Garsington Opera Chorus
We are auditioning for the 2020 Alvarez Young Artists' Programme. As well as singing in the chorus, successful applicants will be considered for covers and small roles. There is also the opportunity to take part in development performance(s), masterclasses, recitals and other enrichment activities.
Verdi Il giorno di regno in Italian (Conductor: Tobias Ringborg, Director: Christopher Alden)
Mozart Mitridate, re di Ponto in Italian (Conductor: Clemens Schuldt, Director: Tim Albery)
Dvořák Rusalka in Czech - (Conductor: Douglas Boyd, Director: Michael Boyd)
Beethoven Fidelio in German (Conductor: Gérard Korsten, Director: John Cox)
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Contracts will run from roughly 27 April - 19 July 2020; all applicants must be available to work full-time during this period, including weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Please note we can only accept applications from UK/EU passport holders or those with a full UK working visa (NOT a student visa).
Auditions will be held in September and October 2019 in London and Glasgow until all chorus slots are filled.
Deadline for applications: Monday 2 September, 2019
Click below to apply for consideration for an audition for chorus and/or small roles and covers. Please apply early - we will not wait until the application deadline to start allocating auditions, so the earlier you apply the more likely you are to get a chance to sing to us!
A hub of talent, energy and commitment, the Garsington Opera Chorus is selected from the most gifted young singers who audition each year for this prestigious opportunity. With many of them newly graduated from, or still studying at, leading British conservatoires, it forms a central part of the company. Opportunities during the season include working with world-class conductors, directors, choreographers and designers as well as performing alongside renowned and inspiring principal artists.
In addition, many members of the Alvarez Programme has at least one understudy or small role, so they can also rehearse as a soloist. These rehearsals culminate in a full run for each understudy cast in front of Garsington's artistic team, and a showcase in London for agents and other talent scouts or casting professionals. In addition, one understudy team will mount a full performance of one of the productions with orchestra for a local schools' audience.
Each year, under the guidance of Garsington Opera's Head of Music, the new members of the Chorus are supported in their career development through the advice and encouragement of guest speakers from the opera business. They are also given the opportunity to showcase individual talent in the Green Theatre Recitals which take place every Saturday of the season (weather permitting) in the Walled Garden.
We are delighted to see many former Chorus members return in future years for their principal role Garsington debuts as they continue their professional journey.
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