VOYCE - Youth Opera Program
The Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble, VOYCE, is for secondary school and tertiary students, aged 13-20. It brings together like-minded classically trained singers on a weekly basis to prepare them for an opera chorus performance.
Run by music educator Angus Grant, members of VOYCE experience working with professional singers, directors and repetiteurs and have the chance to perform in Victorian Opera’s Youth Opera and mainstage productions.
VOYCE rehearses every Tuesday night during school terms from 5.45pm-7.45pm. Rehearsals are held at Horti Hall, 31 Victoria Street, Melbourne 3000.
2019 VOYCE Auditions
Auditions for 2019 VOYCE will be held on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November 2018.
Registrations open Monday 22 October and close Wednesday 7 November. You will be notified of your audition time after registrations close.
Your audition will run for approximately 15 minutes. Please prepare two works and remember to bring the piano part along for the pianist who will be accompanying you.
If you have any questions about the ensemble or the audition process, please contact Victorian Opera’s Education Officer, Ioanna Salmanidis on 03 9001 6659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Youth Opera
Victorian Opera's very first performance in 2006 was a Youth Opera. Since then, it has performed one Youth Opera a year.
In Season 2019 the Youth Opera is The Selfish Giant, a new work based on Oscar Wilde's fairy tale. This beautiful new opera, featuring a cast of emerging artists and VOYCE, comes from the brilliant creative minds of two former Victorian Opera Young Artists: composer Simon Bruckard and writer Emma Muir-Smith.
Auditions for The Selfish Giant will be held mid- 2019. Check this page closer to this time for more information.
Discounted tickets for 30 Years and Under
We make opera affordable, especially for our younger audience. If you're aged 30 years and under, you can access great value subscriptions and tickets to all our productions.