The Royal Opera and Candoco Dance Company

The Royal Opera and Candoco Dance Company are developing a Christmas production in the 2019/20 Season which will be a family opera, performed by disabled and non-disabled dancers, singers and musicians. The Lost Thing will be a musical reimagining of Shaun Tan’s illustrated book about a boy who helps a lost thing find its way home. The piece is being composed by Jules Maxwell, and directed and choreographed by Ben Wright.

We are looking for a male singer who identifies as D/deaf or disabled, also with dance experience, to cover a role in the production.

We are looking for a person with a characterful voice in a low baritone range. Your voice does not need to be classically trained or operatic; you may have musical theatre experience instead. You will also have some dance or movement experience and a natural performance style.

The engagement will begin on 18 November 2019 and you must be available for the rehearsal and performance dates listed below:

Studio rehearsals from 18 November 2019
Stage rehearsals from 29 November 2019
General rehearsal on 5 December 2019 at 19.00
Performances (28) on:
Saturday 7 December 2019, 2.15pm (Preview)
Sunday 8 December 2019, 2.15pm (Preview)
Monday 9 December 2019, 7.15pm (Press night)
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 7.15pm
Thursday 12 December 2019, 2.15pm (Schools’ Matinee)
Thursday 12 December 2019, 7.15pm
Friday 13 December 2019, 7.15pm
Saturday 14 December 2019, 2.15pm
Sunday 15 December 2019, 2.15pm (Relaxed performance)
Monday 16 December 2019, 7.15pm
Tuesday 17 December 2019, 2.15pm
Tuesday 17 December 2019, 7.15pm
Thursday 19 December 2019, 7.15pm
Friday 20 December 2019, 7.15pm
Saturday 21 December 2019, 2.15pm
Saturday 21 December 2019, 7.15pm
Monday 23 December 2019, 2.15pm
Monday 23 December 2019, 7.15pm
Saturday 28 December 2019, 2.15pm
Saturday 28 December 2019, 7.15pm
Sunday 29 December 2019, 2.15pm
Monday 30 December 2019, 2.15pm
Monday 30 December 2019, 7.15pm
Tuesday 31 December 2019, 2.15pm
Thursday 2 January 2020, 7.15pm
Friday 3 January 2020, 7.15pm
Saturday 4 January 2020, 2.15pm (Relaxed performance)
Saturday 4 January 2020, 7.15pm

NAs will not be granted for the rehearsal and performance period.

Please send a CV and video to opera.producers@roh.org.uk by Friday 6 September 2019. Please note that this is not an invitation to audition and all successful candidates will be contacted by Friday 13 September 2019.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.