The Göteborg Opera’s vision – One of the leading opera houses in Northern Europe. A modern and innovative opera house that distinguishes itself with professionalism and commitment to the arts. We have a broad repertoire of operas, dances and musicals and are an important player in the development of the region. GöteborgsOperan AB is a wholly community-owned company employing around 500 people each year. In total around 300 shows are staged per year for around 250,000 visitors on the Main Stage, the Small Stage and throughout the region. We have a turnover of around 380 million SEK of which around 30% is from our own resources. The Göteborg Opera is a diverse workplace with roughly the same number of male and female employees.The orchestra has 86 members and their musical director is Henrik Schaefer.

The Göteborg Opera is looking for Principal & Co principal percussion.

The vacancies are permanent employment with probationary year and are available by agreement. Both services include a certain duty to play timpani and one of the services include duty to play drum kit.

Audition January 14-15 2019.

Compulsory pieces:

  • Snare drum: Århus Etude No 9 by B. Lylloff.
  • Xylophone: Transcription Lady Macbeth arr G. Mortensen
  • Tambourine: Etyd by D.Norberg
  • Timpani: Beethoven Symphony No. 9. 1st mov.
  • Timpani: Bartok: Concerto for orchestra (intermezzo part)
  • Solo piece of the candidates own choice on marimba or vibraphone (4 mallets, max 3 min.)
  • Orchestra excerpts (percussion)


 Deadline for application January 1 2019.

For more information please contact:
Orchestra adm Jan Söderberg tel: 46-(0)31-108099
e mail: jan.soderberg@opera.se


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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019.
Salary enligt avtal
Number of positions 2
Working hours 0 %
City Göteborg
County Västra Götalands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2018/25
  • Jan Söderberg, 031-108099
Union representative
  • Erik Mattisson, 0705-983601
Published 25.Oct.2018
Last application date 01.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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