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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
AUDITION - COMPULSORY WORKS, 1 DEC 2021:
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
Vidéo(s) obligatoire(s), uniquement pour la présélection (veuillez spécifier ci-joint). Ne remplace pas le concours sur place.
CRITERIA VIDEO RECORDNING
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.