Opera Idol : 3 – 5 September 2014

The Finals – Friday 5 September at 6.30pm
Onstage at our Factory Theatre 7 Eden St Newmarket.

Opera Idol is our annual voice contest for school students of all ages and levels.
After two days of auditions with professional adjudicators – 10-12 finalists are selected from each section to present again on Friday evening .

Opera Idol provides an unique opportunity to showcase the talents and dreams of young classical singers and to ensure a steady supply of future exponents and audiences for opera in New Zealand.
The FINALS are rather like a youth version of the Lexus Song Quest – we’d love to have your support in the audience!

DOOR SALES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT, or email/phone us now to reserve your best seats.
Tickets $15 (Adults) $10 (Students).

Note: You have just missed our season of Menotti’s thrilling melodrama ‘The Medium’ – thanks to those of you who attended this great work.

General Auditions


Experienced/Advanced singers      9,11 and 12 June 2013.  Appointments necessary

General auditions for all singers interested in stage productions July – August 2013

To book an audition time, please email admin@operafactory.com and advise your preferred date and time. Accompanist is provided.

If offered a place in a cast for a production please consider your schedule carefully – while we are willing to accept some missed rehearsals, it is not fair on us or your fellow performers if you withdraw after auditioning and being cast.  Please advise us prior to auditioning if you think you will have scheduling problems so we can consider this when casting.  If you wish to be considered for any of the current opportunities  you must audition.

All roles in the following performance seasons are being auditioned:

“Opera Box” July 10 – 14 – Double bill of Portrait of Manon (Massenet) plus either La Serva Padronna (Pergolesi) or A Game of Chance (Barab).

“Opera Off Broadway” 21 – 31 August: Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)