Youth Programs

Victorian Opera’s Youth Programs reimagine the potential of opera and music theatre for young, aspiring singers.

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VOYCE 2019. Photo: Beata Bowes

VOYCE

Run by music educator Angus Grant, Victorian Opera’s Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE) provides regular training for secondary school and tertiary students between the ages of 13–20, focusing on dramatic works and singing, with heavy emphasis applied to the delivery of text and expression of dramatic intent and movement.

Throughout the school year, participants have access to professional singers, repetiteurs and directors from the performing arts industry, receiving educational and performance-based expertise and opportunities of state-company calibre. Participants also have the chance to perform in Victorian Opera’s Youth Opera and mainstage productions.

VOYCE brings together like-minded and equally passionate young people to take part in a program that rehearses a range of operatic repertoire and develops skills essential to opera chorus roles.

VOYCE rehearses every Tuesday night during school terms from 5.45pm – 7.45pm. Rehearsals are held in the Hemstritch Studio, Horti Hall, 31 Victoria Street, Melbourne 3000. (Face-to-face rehearsals currently suspended due to COVID-19.)

Registrations to audition for VOYCE in 2022 are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 22 October 2021.

To audition, complete the audition registration form via the button below then use the Dropbox link provided in your order confirmation to upload:

  • Video recording(s) of two contrasting solo works – this can be an aria from an opera, solo from a musical theatre or art song. Video recordings cannot be more than 3 months old. 
  • CV
  • Headshot

Please ensure you have uploaded the above content by 5pm, Friday 22 October. Please note, in-person auditions will not run this year.

For any further information about Victorian Opera's Youth Programs, please contact Education Manager Ioanna Salmanidis on (03) 9012 6659 or ioannas@victorianopera.com.au.