Wild Rice is looking for accomplished opera singers (including sopranos, mezzos, tenors and baritones) to be a part of the company of the Singapore premiere of THE BUTTERFLY LOVERS.

Created in collaboration with the internationally renowned Victorian Opera, The Butterfly Lovers is the world’s first English-language opera adaptation of the classic Chinese folktale. This production won critical acclaim at its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia, in October 2022. It is directed by Ivan Heng (Founding Artistic Director, Wild Rice), composed by Richard Mills (Artistic Director, Victorian Opera) and written by Singaporean playwright Joel Tan.

The Singapore production will be staged in May 2023.


Interested candidates must be able to commit to the following dates:

Rehearsals3 – 28 April 2023
Tech & Dress Rehearsals29 April – 3 May 2023
Show Dates3 – 7 May 2023
Please note that this show schedule is accurate as of 4 November 2022. All dates are subject to change.


All interested candidates should prepare the following:

  1. Two videos featuring contrasting arias (one in English)
  2. Performance résumé (in PDF format)
  3. Headshot (taken within the last 6 months)
  4. Full body shot (taken within the last 6 months)

Please email your videos and all other required items for your application to by 14 November, Monday, 7pm. The subject header of your email should read ‘Butterfly Lovers Audition (Your Name)’. Please do not call to apply.

Candidates will then be shortlisted for in-person auditions on:
29 Nov, Tuesday (11am – 6pm)
1 Dec, Thursday (11am – 6pm)

If you have been shortlisted for an in-person audition, Wild Rice will contact you by 21 November 2022, Monday.

Thank you!

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