MUSICAL: Last year’s general chorus production during a Project Puccini performance.
MUSICAL: Last year’s general chorus production during a Project Puccini performance. Contributed

Gladstone performers' chance to sing with state's best

GLADSTONE performers will have the chance to share a stage alongside the state's best singers as part of a Queensland Symphony Orchestra production.

Opera Queensland will bring their travelling production of Gioacchino Rossini's The Barber of Seville to Gladstone next August.

It will be their community initiative for the year, as Project Rossini.

Performers in Gladstone will have the opportunity to audition for parts in the show.

Successful applicants will participate in a program of free professional training in singing, dancing, stagecraft and Italian language skills before taking to the stage in their local theatres alongside Queensland's best singers and with the support of an ensemble from Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

It will be the third international work OperaQ has collaborated on in as many years, and the second by artistic director Lindy Hume, whose colourful adaptation of Rossini's Cinderella will also be staged by Opera Leipzig in Germany and San Diego Opera in the US.

Project Rossini is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Playing Queensland Fund and by the performing arts centre in each community.

The show:

  • Performed at Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre August 10
  • Auditions held between March and April
  • To register visit operaq.com.au/whats-on