undefinedAcis and Galatea

Benslow Music invites advanced singers to audition for solo roles for our renowned Baroque Opera Project ending with a public staged performance of Handel's Acis and Galatea.

Supported by Benslow Music's bursary fund, successful auditionees will be offered a full bursary to cover their tuition, lodging and place on this prestigious course. 

Important Dates

Application Deadline: Friday 5 January, 5pm 

Project dates: Monday 01 April - Sunday 07 April 2024

Roles Available 

Galatea - Soprano

Acis - Tenor

Damon - Tenor/Soprano

Coridon  - Tenor

Polyphemus - Bass

Application Requirements  

Applications will be by video submission and must include: 

A brief introduction (max 2 mins) outlining why you are applying for the project.

One Handel aria in English 

You should upload your video to YouTube or an equivalent site to submit your application (this can be a private upload).  Please note that we do not select singers on the basis of video quality – you don’t need to worry about sourcing specialist equipment, a smartphone will do!

The performed elements of audition videos should be recorded in one continuous take to best simulate a live audition scenario.  It is acceptable to record your introduction separately provided the audition is submitted in a single video link.

All applicants must also submit an up-to-date CV detailing their education and performance experience.

Email your application, including video link, to gayle@benslowmusic.org by the deadline.

What happens once I've applied?

Your application will be reviewed by the project tutors before giving their final assessment to Benslow Music staff.  Decisions are made on the basis of standard of audition and quality of musicianship, career level, application presentation and history with Benslow Music.

Decisions are final and not for appeal.

We will endeavour to provide feedback wherever possible, but please note that we cannot guarantee this aim will be met in every instance.