Carmen Auditions

Sheffield City Opera & Sheffield Symphony Orchestra are joining together to produce a fantastic concert of Carmen.

This concert will feature a full sized orchestra – a rare treat as this hardly ever happens outside of productions at the great opera houses.

We are looking for exceptional principals to join us in this one off exceptional concert on Saturday 29th March 2014.

About the Auditions

Sheffield City Opera is a charity based organisation and our primary focus is giving singers experience with high end opera in a supportive environment.  Please check our terms before applying for the auditions.

  • This will be a one off concert on the 29th March 2014 in Sheffield
  • The opera will be sung in English.
  • You will need to be available for the rehearsal times which will be run every Wednesday from Jan – Mar 2014.
  • The opera society is based in Sheffield and all rehearsals will be in Sheffield.
  • Sheffield City Opera is a charity and does not offer payment for the role but may cover some small expenses.
  • We reserve the right to rescind a part if attendance at rehearsals is poor.


Roles Available for Audition:

  • Carmen, A Gypsy Girl – mezzo-soprano
  • Don José, Corporal of Dragoons – tenor
  • Escamillo, Toreador – bass-baritone
  • Micaëla, A Village Maiden – soprano
  • Zuniga, Lieutenant of Dragoons- bass
  • Moralès, Corporal of Dragoons – baritone
  • Frasquita, Companion of Carmen – soprano
  • Mercédès, Companion of Carmen – mezzo-soprano
  • Le Dancaïre, smuggler – baritone
  • Le Remendado, smuggler – tenor

Audition Piece

Where aria is listed the page numbers related to the Cramer Edition (English)

  • Carmen, mezzo-soprano – Habanera – No 5 – p42
  • Don José, tenor – Flower Song – No. 15 – p180
  • Escamillo, bass-baritone – Toreador’s Song – No. 12 – p124
  • Micaëla, soprano – Air – No. 21 – p265
  • Zuniga, bass – Own Choice
  • Moralès, baritone – Own Choice
  • Frasquita, soprano – Own Choice
  • Mercédès, mezzo-soprano – Own Choice
  • Le Dancaïre, baritone – Own Choice
  • Le Remendado, tenor – Own Choice

Audition Dates

  • Wed 4th Dec – from 9pm – Wesley Hall, Sheffield
  • Wed 11th Dec – from 9pm – Wesley Hall, Sheffield

To Apply

Please fill out the Audition Form, we will then contact you with an audition time.