New Production – information for Principals

The Opera has 6 main principals and three minor roles. In addition there will be various small solo roles from within the chorus.

Below is a list of these principal roles and also the duets / arias which they will be singing. Please notes that some of these will be extracts and most will be in new translations.

Donna-Anna: Soprano – A nice young lady who falls in love with Joe
Joe: Tenor – A nice young man who falls in love with Donna-Anna
Des: Bass – A lothario bar owner, really quite a nasty piece of work
Norma: Soprano – Desmond’s trophy wife, again, not a nice person
Figaro: Baritone – Desmond’s sidekick
Rita: Soprano – Norma’s Sidekick
Arthur: Baritone – Donna’s Father (minor role)
Flora: Mezzo – Donna’s Friend (minor role)
Ben: Baritone – Joe’s Friend (minor role)

Summary of Arias / Duets / Trios

Donna-Anna: Soprano
O Soave fanciulla La Bohème Puccini (Duet with Joe)
A Je veux vivre Romeo and Juliet Gounod (extract)
Ich, Ich liebte Seraglio Mozart
You put in your hand in mine Don Giovanni Mozart (Duet with Des)
O mio babbino caro Gianni Schicchi Puccini

Joe: Tenor                                                     
O Soave fanciulla La Bohème Puccini (Duet with Donna)
E lucevan le stella Tosca Puccini

Des: Bass                                                        
Champagne Aria Don Giovanni Mozart
Deh, vieni alla fenestra Don Giovanni Mozart
You put in your hand in mine Don Giovanni Mozart (Duet with Donna)

Norma: Soprano
Musetta’s Aria from Bohème Puccini
Habanera Carmen Bizet

Figaro: Baritone
Catalogue Aria Don Giovanni Mozart (With Rita)
“Facebook version” of Nessun Dorma Turandot Puccini (Transposed)

Rita: Soprano
La donna è mobile Rigoletto Verdi
“Facebook version” of Nessun Dorma Turandot Puccini  (Transposed)

Arthur: Baritone
Svegliatevi nel core Julius Caesar Handel

Auditions for Principal roles will be held in Sheffield on

Wednesday 14th June between 7.30 and 9.30 pm.
at the Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Crookes, S10 1 UD, entrance on Brick Street: Map

Sunday 18th June between 2.00 and 5.00 pm.
at the Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Rd, Sheffield S3 8BX: Map

If you are unavailable on either of these days, but would still like to audition, let us know, and we will see if we can arrange a suitable alternative date.

Principals rehearsals will be arranged once roles have been allocated, but please see the draft rehearsal schedule for details of the final rehearsals leading up to the production.

How to apply for a role
To register your interest in auditioning, either email

or fill in this on-line form:

We will then be in touch about auditions.

Thank you for your interest.