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Auditions - Children's Roles

We're holding auditions on Monday 17 March from 5.30pm for child actors for our forthcoming production of Madama Butterfly.


The production is being performed in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen & Belfast between May and August this year.


We are looking for three young boys to share the role of 'Sorrow'. The playing age is 3 years old but due to the demands of the role we are looking for a smaller than average 5-6 year old with a maturity beyond their years and excellent concentration, who will be unfazed by long periods spent in close proximity to opera singers. Blond colouring is preferred, but not essential.


Auditions will be held at Scottish Opera's Production Studios, Edington Street, Glasgow on Monday 17 March from 5.30pm.


A rehearsal and performance schedule will be worked out comprising of the sessions below. It is not necessary for the child to be available for every session to be considered for the role as rehearsals and performances will be shared.


Studio Rehearsals:
Scottish Opera Production Studios, Edington Street


Wednesday 9 April 4.45pm-6pm
Thursday 10 April 10.30am-1.30pm
Thursday 10 April 3pm-6pm
Friday 11 April 3pm-6pm
Monday 14 April 7pm-10pm
Wednesday 16 April 7pm-10pm
Thursday 17 April 10.30pm-1.30pm
Thursday 17 April 3pm-6pm
Tuesday 22 April 3pm-6pm
Wednesday 23 April 12.30pm-1.30pm
Wednesday 23 April 3pm-6pm
Thursday 24 April 10.30am-1.30pm
Friday 25 April 10.30am-2pm

Tuesday 29 April 12pm-1.30pm


Stage Rehearsals:
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh


Wednesday 30 April 2.30pm-5.30pm Stage & Piano 1
Wednesday 30 April 7.15pm-10.15pm Stage & Piano 2
Thursday 1 May 2.30pm-5.30pm Stage & Piano 3
Thursday 1 May 7.15pm-10.15pm Stage & Orchestra 1
Friday 2 May 2.30pm-5.30pm Stage & Orchestra 2
Friday 2 May 7.15pm-10.15pm Stage & Orchestra 3
Saturday 3 May 7.15pm-10.15pm Pre-General
Tuesday 6 May 7.15pm-10.15pm Dress Rehearsal


Performance Dates:
7.15pm on 8, 11 (4pm), 13, 15 & 17 May | Festival Theatre Edinburgh
7.15pm on 21, 24, 27, 29 & 31 May | Theatre Royal Glasgow 
7.15pm on 5 & 7 June | Eden Court, Inverness
7.30pm on 12 & 14 June | His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
7.15pm on 19 & 21 June | Grand Opera House, Belfast
7.15pm on 29, 31 July & 4pm on 3 August | Theatre Royal Glasgow


Please contact Ruth Mulholland, Company Manager, by 5pm on Thursday 13 March for more information and to book an audition place.


0141 242 0523 | ruth.mulholland@scottishopera.org.uk