Auditions "A Wolf At The Door"
We’re looking to cast a soprano, mezzo soprano and countertenor for roles in the world
premiere of a new opera for children: A Wolf at the Door - the idea of and composed by
Portuguese composer Vasco Mendonça, with a libretto by Gonçalo M Tavares and directed by
We are especially interested to hear from young and diverse talent working in the opera
profession. You should have completed conservatory and ideally studio training, have stage
experience and be proficient in Dutch. You must be available to work as a freelancer in Europe.
A Wolf At The Door is a musical tragicomic re-telling of traditional children’s tales told from the
Wolf’s perspective. Through the wolf’s eyes, we learn that, instead of wishing harm to the Little
Pigs or Red Riding Hood, the wolf was just a victim of prejudice, a series of unfortunate and
funny coincidences, severe misunderstanding and ultimately, not the villain we are accustomed
to, but the poor victim of a gross judiciary mistake. Through a funny, captivating and imaginative
setting of a traditional story, A Wolf At The Door is addressing key issues in the development of
a sense of community that, instead of hatred and bigotry, must be based on civility, tolerance
and shared experiences.
Please send a CV, photo and video example of recent stage work to firstname.lastname@example.org at the
latest 21 November 2021. Please indicate your preference for an audition in Gent or Antwerp.
You will receive confirmation by Tuesday 23 November.
“A Wolf at the Door” receives its world premiere at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam on
15 October 2022. There will be further performances in Amsterdam and Gent (October/
November 2022). Rehearsals take place in September 2022 in Gent and in October 2022 in