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About the Göteborg Opera Chorus

The chorus consists of 46 professional singers and performs in most of our opera productions as well as concerts. Members of the chorus are regularly used for solo parts and are occasionally given the opportunity to cover lead roles. We consider drama and movement to be important elements of the chorus' work.

About the positions

The Göteborg Opera wish to employ two singers for the 2nd bass section, in the opera chorus. The two positions are permanent contracts and start with a probationary year on 1 July 2023.

Required qualifications

Higher education from Music or Opera Academy or equivalent education. Our working languages are Swedish and English. If you have stage experience from musical theatre, it will be considered a merit.


Audition in two rounds, by personal invitation, will take place 22–23 October 2022.

A selection process will be made during Round 1 on 22 October and a number of candidates will be invited to take part in Round 2 on 23 October. Selected candidates will receive detailed information about the audition, and the audition procedure by 7 October 2022 at the latest.

For the audition we would like you to prepare:

Round 1

One of the following mandatory arias, performed from memory:

  1. Sarastro: “In diesen heil'gen Hallen”
  2. Osmin: “O, wie will ich triumphieren”
  3. Fiesco: “A te, l'estremo addio - il lacerato spirito”

Chorus excerpts, 1-2 pieces to be performed with piano. The sheet music will be sent to you together with the invitation.

Round 2

One aria of your choice, in a different language than round 1, performed from memory.

Chorus excerpts, 1-2 pieces to be performed with piano and members of the Opera chorus. The sheet music will be sent to you together with the invitation.

Possibly a shorter sight reading/auditive test with instructions from the Chorus Master. The music will be sent to you with the invitation to round 2, the day before.


Last day of application is 25 September 2022. Please note that we only accept applications through our online recruiting system Varbi.

Apply here

We look forward to receiving your application!


Martin Nagashima Toft
Chorus Master
tel. +46 31 10 8082

Elinor Gerle
Chorus Manager
tel. +46 31 10 8070

Union representative, Symf
Henrik Andersson
tel. +46 31 10 8000