Audition Call - Porgy and Bess

Cape Town Opera is inviting singers with stage experience to submit recent video recordings, to be considered for the following roles in Porgy and Bess: 

  1. Porgy
  2. Bess
  3. Crown
  4. Clara


  • Please note that the first round is strictly video submissions to be submitted by 12 noon on Wednesday 20 March.
    No late applications will be accepted.

  • Send a LANDSCAPE video of 1 opera aria. The audition aria may be from Porgy and Bess.

  • No portrait videos will be accepted.

  • Please ensure that you are in a quiet room.

  • Backing tracks are permitted, however no a capella singing will be eligible.

  • Please email your headshot and resume to with the subject line “Porgy and Bess Audition”.

  • If successful, you will receive a reply with your designated audition time and further instructions.

  • For live auditions, prescribed music from Porgy and Bess will be required and scores will be supplied.

All video material and documentation can be sent to

For any questions or further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.