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New Work Opera Studio

How to Apply

Register your interest for the 2024 program in Term 1 2024.

You will be asked to submit a virtual audition and introduction. Please prepare 1 song to sing either from classical or music theatre repertoire to be videoed.


Creating Opera for Tomorrow.

In partnership with Montsalvat (Eltham) and as part of Victorian Opera’s commitment to the creation of new work, the New Work Opera Studio is a program where young people aged 15 – 25 years of age, can come together to create a new opera for tomorrow. 

In 2023 a group of young people met to devise a concept for a new opera and Kaleidescopia was born; a story of how a young Australian animal finds their tribe and is accepted for who they are. This piece will continue to be developed and written for full performance in 2024.

Join us at Montsalvat in the 2024 September school holidays with industry professionals as we rehearse and bring Kaleidescopia to life. 2 Performances will then be held on the last day of the holidays as part of our school holiday program. This is an ideal program for young people who have a keen interest in performing and devising new works for performance.

All rehearsals are held at Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham and are free to successful candidates.

The New Work Opera Studio is made possible due to the generosity of Professor Barbara van Ernst AM.