The Magic Flute - 2023 Production - Audition Information

Harrow Opera is planning a fully staged production of The Magic Flute  the week of May 21st - 28th 2023, to be performed at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham.

The production will be in English and accompanied by piano.

Auditions are open, however preference for roles will be given to Harrow Opera members (who achieve a suitable standard). Where audition slots for specific roles are very oversubscribed, auditions may be limited to those prepared to consider another role.


Auditions will be held at the Harrow Arts Centre in the Grimsdyke Room on Saturday 24th September 2022 from 17.00 - 21.00 and in the Stanmore Room on Monday 26th September 2022 from 19.30 - 22.00.

Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex, HA5 4EA. Nearest public transport Hatch End Station  Click here for map.

All singers should prepare the relevant excerpt from the list, which should be sung in English, any translation is acceptable. Auditionees may not be required to sing their whole aria. Auditionees may be asked to take some direction during the audition.

Audition pieces are listed below:

Note - All pieces SHOULD be sung in English. Any translation acceptable.

TAMINO - Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT – O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn

THREE LADIES - Any Mozart aria

THREE SPIRITS - Any Mozart aria

PAPAGENO - Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich!

PAPAGENA - Any Mozart aria

PAMINA - Ach, ich fühl's

ORATOR - Any Mozart aria

PRIESTS - Any Mozart aria

ARMED MEN - Der, welcher wandelt diese Straße

SARASTRO - In diesen heil'gen Hallen

MONOSTATOS - Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden


Please note Harrow Opera is an amateur group and totally self-funding. We require performance fees to be paid to us in order that we can put on a show.

Fees Payable to Harrow Opera

Large Roles: £150

Smaller Roles: £110

Chorus: £60

All principal singers are required to sell a minimum of eight tickets.

Roles will be double cast and principals will be required to sing chorus.

Rehearsals will take place at the Harrow Arts Centre and/or St John’s United Reform Church, Hallowell Road, Northwood on Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings from November until the show date. There may also be additional rehearsals in the last two weeks before the performances, with compulsory dress rehearsals, tech and Sitzprobe.

Please do not take the role if you are unable to commit to at least 90% of rehearsals.

Please submit all known N/As at the time of audition

Please e-mail Adrienne Walters at to arrange an audition slot or for further information.

Click here to download a full copy of the audition information:    Download Audition Information