1. In addition to the general entry requirements, candidates will preferably already have:
some repetiteur experience at professional or near-professional level
2. broad knowledge (and performance experience) of mainstream operatic repertoire, from performance and listening
3. the ability to work encouragingly and effectively with others, including as part of a larger team. Experience of working in the context of operatic and/or musical theatre, and a knowledge of the main operatic languages (French, Italian, German) is desirable.
Applicants will be required to perform a solo piano work of their own choice (five minutes), and two operatic scenes of their own choice, one of which should be from a Mozart opera, and the other from a 19th or 20th century score. The scenes should be for a minimum of two characters/voices (i.e. not just arias), the Mozart scene should contain some secco recitative and applicants should be prepared to play and sing from the vocal score, preferably in the original language.
Applicants are also required to play a set operatic excerpt (notified to them two to three week weeks in advance) and to play at sight from both vocal and orchestral scores.