Solo Piccolo with obligation to Tutti Flute - The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

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The Norwegian National Opera Orchestra (Operaorkestret) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated piccolo player for the postition of Solo Piccolo. Our 100 member orchestra plays operas, ballets, concerts and has it’s own chamber music series. The flute section has 4 full-time positions.

  • You have:

    • Outstanding musical and artistic abilities
    • Good cooperation and ensemble skills

    All applicants must upload a video with their application (see below for further details).

    A jury will consider the applications once the deadline has passed. The video round should be considered as a first round, and only highly qualified candidates will be invited to audition.

    The audition will take place at the Opera in Oslo on September 18 and 19, 2023. Invitations will be sent out mid August.

    A trial period may be offered as part of the audition process and interviews might be conducted as part of the hiring process.

    Commencement date: by agreement.

    We can offer:

    • Salary by union agreement (DNO&B-CREO)
    • 44 week season (Aug – June)
    • 210 services per season
    • 5 weeks paid vacation per year (except 1st year)
    • Artistic challenges and a pleasant working environment

    The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet aims to promote diversity within the workplace. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of gender or ethnic background.

  • Event
    • Audition – September 18, 2023 – September 19, 2023
      Den Norske Opera & Ballett
      Kirsten Flagstads plass 1
      0150 Oslo (Norway)
      Notes: The artist entrance is on the seaside of the building.

Mandatory pieces

Mozart: Rondo in D-major KV 184 – to be played on piccolo

Optional pieces

Mozart: Flute Concerto, 1st movt with cadenza – either G-major or D-major (please indicate)

Orchestral excerpts

See attached list of orchestra excerpts. Scores will be sent out with audition invitations.

Personal letter

Please write a motivation letter where you let us know why you find the position interesting and what you can bring to our orchestra, both as a musician and as a colleague.

The letter should not be longer than one page, and written in English, or Norwegian / Swedish / Danish.


Video(s) are required for pre-selection purposes (details below).

All candidates must provide a video with the following repertoire in their application:

Mozart: Rondo in D-major KV 184 – to be played on piccolo with piano

Flute Excerpt: Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé

Piccolo Excerpt: Bizet – Carmen 3rd Act

Piccolo Excpert: Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9, 3rd movt

The video must be recorded in one continuous take and must not be edited.

In order to guarantee that the recording has not been edited, it is important to ensure that the candidate is visible throughout the take. The whole instrument should be visible.

Smartphones are adequate for recording. Ensure that there is a suitable distance between the microphone and the instrument and use landscape mode.

  • Listing ID: 12936
  • Job Title / Position: Solo Piccolo with Obligation to Tutti Flute (1) – Permanent
  • Contract type: Full-time
  • Start Date: 2023-08-13
  • Country: Norway
  • Duration of this listing: 6 months
Contact details

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, Oslo, N-0150, Norway.Norway,Europe

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