Viola, tutti (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Royal Swedish Opera
  • Full description
    Viola, tutti (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Duration / Start
    By arrangement
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes


    Royal Swedish Orchestra

    Music director Alan Gilbert

    Viola tutti

    Kungliga Hovkapellet (The Royal Swedish Orchestra) has been at the heart of Swedish culture for almost 500 years. Founded in 1526 as the orchestra to the Royal Court, it became the orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera in 1773. Today, Kungliga Hovkapellet consists of 105 musicians. It performs around 200 operas and ballets each season along with regular symphonic and chamber concerts.

    100% employment with a trial period as agreed.


    Closing date for all applications including video is 20 September 2021.

    For excerpts and detailed instructions, please download the PDF file below.


    Video required for pre-selection. Does not replace the live audition.



    The audition will take place by personal invitation on the 1 December 2021 at the Royal Swedish Opera House, Jacobs Torg 4, 105 69 Stockholm.


    For queries regarding the audition, please contact Orchestra Administrator, Mia Franzén,

    As Sweden’s national theatre for opera and ballet, The Royal Swedish Opera strives to awaken a broad depth of emotions through our core values of timelessness, fearlessness, accessibility, and a dedication to high quality in all endeavors. The company is state-owned, comprises roughly 540 employees, and has an annual financial turnover of approximately 500 million kronor. 

  • Event
    • Audition – December 1, 2021 • 10:00
      The Royal Swedish Opera
      Jacobs Torg 4
      105 69 Stockholm (Sweden)
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  • Mandatory pieces

    VIDEO APPLICATION compulsory.

    Video required for pre-selection purposes only. Applications without videos will not be considered.

     Please record the following orchestral excerpts for the compulsory video application:

    1.     Strauss: from Don Juan

    2.    Bartok: from Concerto for Orchestra; Intermezzo interotto

    3.    Mozart: from Magic Flute

    4.    Puccini: from Tosca

    5.     Bartok: from Concerto for Orchestra; Finale


    Stamitz or Hoffmeister Concerto in D-major 1st movement with cadenza and 2nd movement without cadenza.

    Bartók or Walton concerto 1st movement.

    Orchestral excerpts and chamber music

    All the orchestral excerpts and chamber music are available via PDF down below

  • Video

    Video(s) required for pre-selection purposes only (details below). Does not replace the live audition.


    The pre-selection will be blind, meaning the jury will only hear the sound of the applicants, in a random order, without knowing their names. The visuals are only needed and accessible by management to confirm the identity and integrity of the recordings.

    Below are the criteria needed in order to submit the obligatory video audition recording for the Royal Swedish Opera, Kungliga Hovkapellet. Candidates who do not follow these criteria will be rejected. 


    • Please submit the video as a streamable link (using YouTube or Google Drive, for example). We do not accept videos sent as downloadable links, such as Sprend or WeTransfer.
    • The video should show your whole body.
    • The microphone should not be placed further than 5 meters away from your instrument.
    • All the pieces should be performed in one take, following the exact order in the repertoire list.
    • The video recording can not be edited or cut.
    • The sound of the video recording can not be processed, i.e. no use of reverb, EQ, compressor or other sound effects are allowed.
    • You should make your video recording in a room with a normal/neutral acoustic. Do not record in a church or other equivalent over acoustic room.
    • Your instrument should be tuned in A=442kHz