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by Jade Yung
4 May 2017

Asia Society Hong Kong Center has commissioned a new chamber opera to be premiered in Hong Kong in January 2018. We are seeking four high calibre, classically trained, opera soloists and/or contemporary music specialists — to debut main roles. Experienced singers, young professionals, and emerging artists, based in any country, are all encouraged to apply.

 

Description of project and roles
A new one act chamber opera with original music and libretto, with action occurring in the contemporary home of Hong Kong.

 

Name of Role Performer sought
Mila

Mezzo-soprano (or soprano with wide range)

Singing in English and Filipino — experience singing in these languages  strongly preferred.

Ma’am

Female Soprano (or Mezzo-soprano with wide range)

Singing in Cantonese and English — experience singing in these languages preferred.

Boy/ Girl 

Female OR Male Soprano (one performer, both characters).

Singing in Cantonese, English, and Filipino – experience singing in these languages is helpful, but not required.

Sir 

Baritone or Bass-baritone. Singing in English.

Time commitment

Rehearsals in Hong Kong approximately for 5 weeks from November 2017 to January 2018
Performances in Hong Kong for 1 week/ 4 shows in January 2018

A workshop is also expected to occur in advance of the rehearsal period.

 

We are now recruiting applicants for all roles. Please forward your CV (with headshot photo) and sound/ video links of recent performances to [email protected] by May 24, 2017. Please specify the role you are applying in your submission. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the production team for an audition.