Call for young singers for Opera Australia’s The Marriage of Figaro

Published on 14 February 2017


Children aged 10 to 14 are encouraged to apply to be part of the production when it is performed at the Pilbeam Theatre in July.

Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Community Services Committee, Cr Rose Swadling, said that it was a great opportunity for young people to be involved in a professional opera production.

“Not only will they learn valuable skills but it’s also a lot of fun,” she said.

Group auditions will be held from 4pm on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 March at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre Auditorium. No preparation is required.

Auditions will be conducted by choir master Julie Layt.

Mozart's brilliant opera The Marriage of Figaro follows the adventures of a household over one crazy day. Masters are falling for their servants, servants are outwitting their masters - Figaro is the Downton Abbey  of opera, but a whole lot more fun!
Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp have created a brand new production, featuring stunning period costumes and a clever set.   A talented chamber orchestra and chorus of local children will accompany some of Opera Australia's finest singers performing Mozart’s beautiful music. 

To book your audition time, visit

The Marriage of Figaro is presented by Rockhampton Regional Council and is part of the 2017 See It Live Theatre Season. It will be performed at the Pilbeam Theatre on Wednesday 12 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now from the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office and at