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The Göteborg Opera’s vision is to be one of the leading opera houses in Northern Europe.

We work with a broad repertoire of opera, dance, musicals and concerts. GöteborgsOperan AB is a publicly-owned company within the Västra Götaland region with around 500 employees. In total around 350 shows are staged per year for around 250 000 visitors to the Main Stage, Small Stage and throughout the region. We have a turnover of around 500 million SEK. The Göteborg Opera is a diverse workplace with roughly the same number of male and female employees. The Goteborg Opera has an orchestra of 86 musicians, a choir of 46 singers and a soloist ensemble of 24 singers.


  • Assist guest-conductors
  • When needed conduct piano rehearsals, sectional rehearsals and orchestra rehearsals
  • Conduct some concerts and performances


  • Higher education in orchestra conducting or equivalent experience
  • Experience of conducting professional ensembles
  • Good knowledge of English

Meriting skills

  • Trained pianist with the ability to play vocal scores and recitatives
  • Very good knowledge of Swedish, Danish or Norwegian
  • Knowledge of French, German and/or Italian

This is a time-limited employment from August 2022 to June 2024. It is a full time position and working hours will frequently include evenings and weekends.

A first selection will be made based on the applicants resume (max 2 pages), cover letter (max 1 page) and video recording of the applicant conducting. The video must show the applicant from the front and be of good sound and video quality and shall be provided as a Youtube link (listed or unlisted) in the application.

The application deadline is 27 December 2021.

A limited number of applicants will be selected for audition and interview at the Göteborg Opera on 3 February 2022. Repertoire for the audition will be sent to the selected applicants in early January 2022.

Apply here


Andreas Lönnqvist
tel. +46 70 643 9120

Union representative
Erik Mattisson
tel. +46 70 598 3601