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About the Göteborg Opera

The Göteborg Opera’s vision – One of the leading opera houses in Northern Europe. A modern and innovative opera house that distinguishes itself with professionalism and commitment to the arts. We have a broad repertoire of opera, dance and musical and are an important player in the development of the region.

GöteborgsOperan AB is a community-owned company employing around 500 people per year. In total around 300 shows are staged every year for around 250 000 visitors on the Main Stage, the Small Stage and throughout the region. We have a turnover of around 380 million SEK of which around 30% is from our own resources.

The Göteborg Opera is a diverse workplace with roughly the same number of male and female employees. The orchestra has 86 members.

About the auditions

Round 1

The Göteborg Opera is looking to fill the position of Principal Viola. Round 1 auditions will take place via Youtube links sent to us by 15 August 2021 at the latest.

Video quality should be at least 720p, mpeg4. Each video is to be recorded in full body mode in one take, without cuts or adjustments.

Video 1:
Allemande from Bach's Suite in C major BWV 1009

Download the sheet music as a PDF

Video 2:
Orchestra excerpts

Download the sheet music as a PDF

Rounds 2 and 3

The 2nd and 3rd rounds of the audition will take place at GöteborgsOperan, date TBA, according to Covid-19 restrictions.

Compulsory pieces 2nd round

  • 1st movement Stamitz viola concerto, without cadenza
  • One of the following viola concertos: Walton / Bartók / Hindemith 1st movement.
  • Orchestra excerpts and ensemble audition.

    Download the excerpts as a PDF

Deadline for application August 15, 2021

Please note that you only have to fill in personal information, employment, education and links to a private Youtube account.

Apply here

For more information please contact

Orchestra administration

Pierre Torwald
Tel. +46 31 108 099
Email: pierre.torwald@opera.se

Union representative

Erik Mattisson
Tel. +46 705 983 601