Royal Swedish Opera - viola and harp

Deadline: 28 Sep 2021


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.


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:

Wagner: from Die Walküre, act 3. Feuerzauber.
Wagner: from Tristan & Isolde, act. 2.
Stravinsky: from Gailliarde
Mascagni: from Cavalleria Rusticana. Siciliana
Tchaikovsky: from Swan Lake. No. 13 V. Pas d’action. Odette et le Prince.

Closing date for all applications including video is 28 September 2021.

For excerpts and detailed instructions, please see this PDF (opens in new window).
Register your application at


The audition will take place by personal invitation on 13 December 2021
at the Royal Swedish Opera House, Jacobs Torg 4, 105 69 Stockholm.


Ravel: Introduction et Allegro
Hindemith: Sonata for Harp. Movement 1.
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker. Waltz of the Flowers. Cadence.

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