Opera Singer, 2nd Alto (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Finnish National Opera and Ballet
  • Full description
    Opera Singer, 2nd Alto (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Duration / Start
    August 1, 2023
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    The chorus of the Finnish National Opera is the only full-time professional chorus in Finland and over fifty opera singers sing in it. The artistically ambitious and developing chorus plays a major role in many opera works, both stage-wise and musically. The ensemble of the chorus varies depending on the production. In operas that require a larger ensemble, the chorus is supplemented by additional extra chorus singers. The chorus artistic leaders are the Chorus Master Marge Mehilane and Assistant Chorus Master Tatu Erkkilä

    You work as an opera singer in the vocal department of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Your tasks mainly include chorus tasks and, depending on the needs of the repertoire, possible soloist and assistant tasks. The job description also includes performing at audience outreach events. We offer you an interesting and challenging job in a unique work community. Working languages are Finnish and English.

    Salary and working conditions are determined according to the collective agreement for opera singers of the Finnish National Opera.

  • Mandatory pieces


    We ask you to submit with your application a link to a video of a maximum length of four (4) minutes. In the video, you must perform an opera aria from alto repertoire of your choice with piano accompaniment without recitative. The video must be filmed with one camera in front of the singer, so that the singer is completely visible on the screen the whole time. Post-processing of sound and image is prohibited.

    After the video audition, we will invite some of the applicants to an live audition, which will be held at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet on April 19, 2023. 

    First round of the live audition:

    • an opera aria of your choice from alto repertoire

    Second round of the live audition:

    • Another opera aria from alto repertoire of your choice (representing a different style than the aria in the first round)
    • A song in Finnish language with piano accompaniment.
    • An ensemble task, which is sent to those invited to the audition by e-mail
    • Prima vista task to be practiced with the chorus master in the audition
    • Two-octave scale
    • A choreographic, stage movement task practiced with a choreographic assistant
    • Interview