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Contests and auditions


The auditions and their progress are subject to the sanitary rules in place. The Opera national de Paris can change the participation conditions and progress of the auditions. The presentation of a Health Pas sis required to participate at the audition.

Others positions may be added later in case of an extra vacancy. Without other indication, all the auditions start at 9:30 am. A convocation will be sent to the candidates after the application deadline. Candidates must me present 30 minutes before the beginning of the audition.

According to the number of candidates present to the audition, the jury reserves the right to extend the audition to the next day of the announced date.

  • Principal viola – 1 chair

    Category A
    October 29th & 30th, 2021

  • Principal flute – 1 chair

    Category A
    November 10th & 12th, 2021

  • 3rd french horn also playing the second - 1 chair

    Category B
    November 13th 2021

  • Tutti Cello

    Category D
    February 4th & 5th

  • 2nd solo trumpet also playing the 3rd and the cornet – 1 chair

    Category B
    December 9th & 11th, 2021

  • Solo bass trombone also playing the 3rd trombone

    Category B
    December 14th, 2021

Audition repertoire

The repertoire for each specific instrument includes concertos and/or orchestral passages (soli and tutti). Repertoire and the date of each audition will be posted about two months before the audition on the Opéra national de Paris web-site.
The Repertoire will be mailed after application.
The Opera will provide an accompanist.
The jury will reserve the right to interrupt the candidates at any time. Preliminary and / or final auditions could be held behind screen.

Employment conditions

Gross monthly salaries (starting salaries, value: July 1st, 2019)
  • Category A: 4 526,03 €
  • Category B:  4 240,56 € 
  • Catégory D: 3 720,27 €  
Every artist is paid thirteen months’ salary per year (salary + years’ end bonus)

Beginning of duties

The first date of employment will be fixed according to both the selected candidate’s earliest availability and the needs of the Opera after its obligations to various substitute and permanent artists have been fulfilled.

Application deadline: 15 days before each audition

Auditions location

Auditions will take place at the Opéra Bastille – 120, rue Lyon - 75012 PARIS

Renseignements et inscriptions
par courriel :
Opéra national de Paris
Direction musicale
120, rue de Lyon
F - 75012 PARIS

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