Call for Soloists

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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

Mezzo-soprano (or soprano with wide range)

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


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.


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 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.