Youth

Sharing the joy of opera and music theatre with young people.

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The Second Hurricane (2017 Youth Opera). Photo: Charlie Kinross

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.

If you have any questions about the ensemble or the audition process for 2020, please contact Victorian Opera’s Education Officer, Ioanna Salmanidis on 03 9012 6659 or ioannas@victorianopera.com.au

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, our Youth Opera is The Selfish Giant, a new work based on Oscar Wilde's fairy taleThis 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 on 26 – 27 July at Victorian Opera, Horti Hall, 31 Victoria Street, Melbourne.

The auditions are open to young singers aged 13 – 25 who wish to apply for minor principal and chorus positions. Registrations open on 14 June and will be listed here and our Auditions page. More information regarding rehearsals and audition requirements will be posted once registrations have opened.

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.

For any further information on our Education, Access and Community programs please email info@victorianopera.com.au or call (03) 9001 6400.