The Richard Divall Program 2024

The Richard Divall Program Stage One Applications are now open for 2024 to 2025. This is a one-year, mid-year intake program with the opportunity to reapply for support for a further year. Singers will be selected for either our Emerging or Developing artists program.

The Richard Divall Program Auditions 2024

  • Stage One Applications open 15 March 2024.
  • Stage One Applications close 10 May 2024.
  • Stage Two live auditions will be held in late May to early June 2024.
  • Program commences in July 2024.


Applications are to be made only on the application form provided by the program director. Please request a form by email: suzanne@nullmelbourneopera.com

The form requires the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Voice type
  • Phone Number/s
  • Email address
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Biography (300 words maximum)
  • Outline of how you will benefit from the program & career goals
    (350 words maximum)
  • Details of availability and any other programs you are part of OR are applying for
  • Provision of two Youtube or Vimeo recording links of you singing opera arias in original languages. (Please send passwords or remove privacy settings from your recordings.)

Candidates will be advised whether they will be proceeding to Stage Two, the live audition, via email by 17 May  2024.


Live auditions will be held in Melbourne in late May to early June.  The exact date will be advised with the Stage One outcome results.

Those selected for live audition will be required to have two (with an optional third) arias prepared and performed from memory. There will also be an interview as part of this audition.

Please note: no feedback will be given.


  • This is an open age program..
  • Singers selected for The Richard Divall Program must be full time residents of the state of Victoria throughout the program as it is intensive and runs throughout the whole year.
  • No relocation or interstate travel costs are provided.

Nb. The program is flexible enough to accommodate a successful candidate’s other work commitments (within reason). It is hoped a successful candidate will be able to commence the program immediately, in certain circumstances late commencement will be considered.


Posted on

March 8, 2024