3rd Horn with obligation to playing 1st (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Den Norske Opera & Ballett
  • Full description
    3rd Horn with obligation to playing 1st (1) – Permanent
  • Obligatory instrument
    For larger scale productions, the incumbent will be obligated to play tutti horn and/or Wagner tuba
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    The Norwegian National Opera Orchestra (Operaorkestret) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated French horn player for the postition of 3rd Horn with obligation to 1st. Our 100 member orchestra plays operas, ballets, concerts and have it's own chamber music series. The horn section has 7 full time positions.

    We encourage all applicants to upload a video with their application (see below for further details).

    The audition will take place at the Opera in Oslo on March 29 and 30, 2023. Invitations to selected candidates will be sent out approximately four weeks prior to the audition dates.

    A trial period may be offered as part of the audition process and interviews might be conducted as part of the hiring process.

    Commencement date: by agreement.

    We can offer:

    • Salary by union agreement (DNO&B-CREO)
    • 210 services per season
    • 5 weeks paid vacation per year (except 1st year)
    • Artistic challenges and a pleasant working environment

    The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet aims to promote diversity within the workplace. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of gender or ethnic background.

  • Event
    • Audition – March 29, 2023 - March 30, 2023
      Den Norske Opera & Ballett
      Kirsten Flagstads plass 1
      0150 Oslo (Norway)
      Notes: The artist entrance is on the seaside of the building.
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  • Event notes

    DNOB will not reimburse any travel expenses incurred for invited candidates.

  • Mandatory pieces
    • W A Mozart: Horn Concerto no. 4, K495 - 1st movement with cadenza and 2nd movement
    • R Strauss: Horn Concerto no. 1
  • Orchestral excerpts
    • Strauss, R: Ariadne auf Naxos
    • Wagner, R: Götterdämmerung
    •  Mozart, WA: Cosi fan tutte, No 25
    • Weber, CM von: Oberon
    • Wagner, R: Meistersinger
    • Humperdinck: Hans & Grete, Ouverture
    • Strauss, R: Till Eulenspiegel
    • Prokofiev, S: Romeo & Juliet, Juliet’s Death
    • Strauss, R: Der Rosenkavalier
    • Ravel, M: Daphnis et Chloé
    • Berg, A: Wozzeck
    • Bellini, V: I Capuleti e i Montecchi
    • Wagner, R: Siegfried
    • Rossini, G: Il barbiere di Seviglia, Ouverure
    • Verdi, G: Falstaff

    Orchestra excerpts will be sent out to invited candidates after the application deadline.

  • Personal letter

    Please write a motivation letter where you let us know why you find the position interesting and what you can bring to our orchestra, both as a musician and as a colleague.

    The letter should not be longer than one page, and written in English, or Norwegian / Swedish / Danish.

  • Video

    Show all videos if there are any. Does not replace the live audition (recommended).

    Candidates are encouraged to add a video to their application.

    It should consist of the folling works: 

    • W.A. Mozart: Horn Concerto no. 4, K495, 1st movement without piano accompaniment
    • Excerpts: 
    1. Götterdämmerung, 1st horn part
    2. Tosca
    3. Brahms Symphony no 4

    The video must be recorded in one continuous take and must not be edited.

    In order to guarantee that the recording has not been edited, it is important to ensure that the candidate is visible throughout the take. You can take your time in between the pieces, and you can tune your instrument if necessary, but the camera must be on the whole time.

    Smartphones are adequate for recording Ensure that there is a suitable distance between the microphone and the instrument and use landscape mode. The whole instrument should be visible.