Kungliga Operan

nation Sweden
city Stockholm
position Tutti Violin 1 and 2, (4)
instrument vln
contract type Permanent
closing date Thu 17 February 2022
audition date Thu 24 March 2022

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.

Several vacant positions in the 1st and 2nd violin sections.

Permanent employment of 100% with initial probationary service as agreed.

Closing date for all applications including video is 16 february 2022.

You can apply for a position within the 1st violin section or in the 2nd violin section or in both sections. See pdf attached on "How to apply".



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



The audition will take place by personal invitation on the 24–25 March 2022 at the Royal Swedish Opera House, Jacobs Torg 4, 105 69 Stockholm.

All the orchestral excerpts and chamber music are available, see this PDF below. 

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. 


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