Information about chorus auditions


Time and place of auditions

6th June for basses from 10:00  a.m.

7th June for tenors  from 1:00 p.m.

in the rehearsal rooms of Den Jyske Opera/Danish National Opera at Frichsparken 38F, Søren Frichs vej, 8230 Åbyhøj in Aarhus, Denmark.

Applicants invited to the audition will be notified about the exact schedule for the audition by e-mail no later than 26th May 2017.


Adjudication panel

The audition panel will assess the performances of the applicants and will consist of

General and Artistic Director of the Danish National Opera, Philipp Kochheim

Chorus Manager Tina Nielsen

Studienleiter Peter Pade

Representatives of the Danish National Opera Chorus (Den Jyske Operas Kor)

The Union representative of the Chorus (observer)

An external voice expert (observer)

1st round:

Participants will sing their own choice of operatic aria from memory of a maximum of 5 minutes in length.    

2nd round:

Shortlisted participants who have passed the 1st round will perform

  • A mandatory chorus piece from the opera repertoire (to be sung from memory)
  • A mandatory short chamber choir piece (not to be memorized)
  • A short piece sung at sight (seconda vista). 

The obligatory pieces will be announced on the DJO website from 18th May 2017.

Please note that the requirements of the audition cannot be waived. This includes performance from memory.


Den Jyske Opera/Danish National Opera will provide a pianist for the audition. It is not possible for the applicants to bring their own pianist. Please bring music sheets for the pianist.

Information and questions

Applicants are very welcome to contact the Chorus Manager, Tina Nielsen with queries.


Chorus Manager

Tina Nielsen