Garsington Opera

Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artists Programme - Chorus/Young Artists (2023 Season)

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Received By Wed Aug 31, 2022

Applications are open for singers for Garsington Opera's 2023 Alvarez Young Artist Programme. 

Applicants must be fully available as follows:

Tenors/Baritones/Basses: 24 April - 23 July 2023 / Sopranos/Mezzos: 25 May - 23 July 2023

In all cases you must be available if required for weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Please note that covers will be required before these dates.

2023 Season:

Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos in German (Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth, Director: Bruno Ravella, Philharmonia Orchestra)

Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia in Italian (Conductor: Douglas Boyd, Director: Christopher Luscombe, The English Concert)

Mozart, Mitridate, re di Ponto in Italian (Conductor: Clemens Schuldt, Director: Tim Albery, The English Concert)

Smetana, The Bartered Bride in Czech (Conductor: Jac van Steen, Revival Director: Rosie Purdie, Philharmonia Orchestra)

Most successful applicants will sing in the chorus, but applicants will also be considered for covers and small roles, which may or may not be part of a chorus contract. There is also the opportunity to take part in development performance(s), masterclasses, recitals and other enrichment activities. 

The main OperaFirst show next year will be The Bartered Bride, where covers will perform a full show with the Philharmonia Orchestra for a schools’ audience. We also hope to do a reduced Il barbiere di Siviglia for a primary school audience with The English Concert.

To apply for consideration for our 2023 season, please complete the form below. Questions marked with an asterisk are compulsory.

Please note we cannot accept applications from those on a student visa. However, we are now able to consider those who would be entering the UK on a visitor visa.

Auditions will be held in Autumn 2022 until all chorus slots are filled. Dates will be announced soon. Please apply early - we will not wait till 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!

Many thanks,

Garsington Opera

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Personal Information

Garsington Opera is a Permit Free Festival which allows non-visa nationals (including non-UK resident EU citizens, as well as Americans, Canadians, etc) to work for us without a visa and visa nationals to work for us under a Standard Visitor Visa. Unfortunately we are not able to use anyone who is in the UK on a student visa. We ask for this information now so that we can help you navigate these waters in due course, not to put you off applying!

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