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ABOUT THE OPERA CHROUS

The Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) Chorus was established in 1990. Since its first appearance in SLO’s inaugural production Die Zauberflöte in 1991, the SLO Chorus has taken part in all of the Company’s productions and concerts. It remains the backbone of its productions.

Their recent repertoire includes Puccini’s Turandot (2008), Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann (2009), Puccini’s La Bohème (2010), Mozart’s Die Zauberflote (2010), Mozart’s Don Giovanni (2012), Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (2012), Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (2013), Verdi’s La Traviata (2013) and Mozart’s Così fan tutte (2014). The Company also provides opportunities for opera singers to understudy and play minor roles in all productions, concerts and education programmes.

The Chorus has also been invited to perform in concert with Russell Watson and organist Ahreum Han.

JOINING THE CHORUS

As part of our mission to produce world-class performances, the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) Chorus aims to be a chorus of excellence, and we are always striving to improve our standard and quality.

  • Be part of Singapore’s vibrant and exciting Arts scene
  • Take part in productions help at venues like the Esplanade Theatre and the Esplanade Concert Hall
  • Work with internationally-renowned directors and conductors
  • Learn a wide range of repertoire, not just operatic works
  • Work with practitioners of singing and acting to learn new technique and skills

Audition

We are always on the look out for new members who share our vision of quality music making. Please contact SLO for an audition. You should have the following skills:

  • Sight-singing
  • Good sense of pitch and rhythm
  • Good aural skills

Candidates should prepare 2 songs/pieces that will best show the quality of your singing, one of which should be an opera aria. Art songs and show tunes can also be used for your audition. As you will mostly be performing the classical repertoire, we will need to exclude the following types of music for your audition:

  • Popular music
  • Jazz standards
  • Church hymns and carols

You need not memorise your pieces, although it will be advantageous if you can; most of the performances will require you to memorise your music. You should also bring along extra copies of your pieces for the auditioning panel and the accompanist. The company will provide you with an accompanist at no extra cost, but if you wish to bring along your own accompanist, you may do so.

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