OperaUpClose will be carrying out a two weeks Research & Development project for a new production of The Magic Flute. We’re looking for instrumentalists to join the cast, creative team and members of Soho Young Company to develop a new take on Mozart’s masterpiece. This new English version of The Magic Flute will be directed by OperaUpClose’s Associate Director, Valentina Ceschi with a libretto from Glyn Maxwell and new orchestration for quartet by Alex Beetschen.

The two weeks of R&D, which have been funded by Arts Council England will take place from mid-July. We’re looking for an experienced Trumpeter, Reed Player (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet) and Double-Bassist.

R&D will be paid at a rate of £40 p/session (3 hours) and will take place in a rehearsal studio in London (venue TBC). Auditions/interviews will take place w/c 4 July. Please state your availability for this week, as well as your availability from 14 July to 31 July (mornings, afternoons & evenings).

To find out more about OperaUpClose please visit our website: www.operaupclose.com/aboutus. To apply please send your CV & a cover Letter to olivia@operaupclose.com before midday on Friday 1 July.