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Northern Ireland Opera Support the Ulster Orchestra

NI Opera are delighted to support the Ulster Orchestra – the partnership between the two organisations allows NI Opera to perform large scale operas which attract national press coverage, award nominations and partnerships with other opera companies such as Welsh National Opera. These productions also provide the opportunity for local singers to take part in a professional opera, and joint outreach initiatives with the Ulster Orchestra have introduced children and young people to the art form and enabled them to attend their first opera.

NI Opera’s Artistic Director Oliver Mears commented that “our partnership with the Ulster Orchestra has been a crucial part of everything we have achieved in the last few years: its talented musicians and staff have helped us produce work which has garnered outstanding national press coverage, generated partnerships with foreign opera houses, and offered countless opportunities for young local singing talent, on stages from Belfast to Derry~Londonderry”

The Ulster Orchestra will accompany NI Opera’s production of Strauss’ Salome with performances in the Grand Opera House on February 6th and 8th – for more details check out the ‘What’s On’ section

Christmas with NI Opera – Join our Young Artists for this special festive recital

Chorus Audition Opportunity for Puccini’s Turandot

We are holding auditions for the chorus of Puccini’s Turandot with performances at the Grand Opera House, Belfast on October 30th, 31st and November 1st 2015.

We would welcome ALL those with singing experience to apply and candidates should be 18 or over. Auditions will take place in Belfast on November 5th 2014 and candidates should prepare one aria to be sung in English, which shows off their vocal ability, from either an opera or oratorio.

To apply please send your CV to by October 29th 2014 and if you are successful, we will then allocate you an audition slot. For further details contact the office – / 028 9027 7734

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