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Mikael Samuelson
Mikael SamuelsonMonika Franzon
Hans Josefsson
Hans JosefssonIngmar Jernberg

La Cage Aux Folles

Musical in two acts. Music and lyrics Jerry Herman. Script Harvey Fierstein based on the play by Jean Poiret. Swedish translation: Bo Hermansson. Swedish lyrics Ture Rangström. Music arrangements Jan Radesjö.

Boundless love, warmth, humour as well as magnificent show numbers. This prize-winning musical comedy has been conquering the world since its first performance on Broadway in 1983. It contains such grand numbers as "Our best time is now" and "I am who I am" with a heart-warming story about the right to be yourself. Mikael Samuelson and Hans Josefsson play the main roles as Zaza and Georges.

Conductor: Nick Davies/Alexander Hanson
Direction and Adaption : Bo Hermansson
Assisting Direction and Choreography: Roine Söderlundh
Set Design: Roland Söderberg
Costume Design:Maria Gyllenhoff
Light Design: Palle Palmé
Mask Design: Sara Klänge
Sound Design: Joachim Bohäll

Premiere 7 September 2013

Learn more about La Cage Aux Folles here

Billy Budd

Opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Libretto: EM Forster and Eric Crozier

Swedish premiere. In the original version, Billy Budd takes place on a ship at sea. In this production, the male-dominated power struggle is relocated to a British boarding school setting and all that this entails. Billy is young, beautiful and vulnerable. He is portrayed by the international opera star Peter Mattei. The substantial cast also includes Lars Cleveman, Clive Bayley and Mats Persson. The production comes from Oper Frankfurt.

Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Direction: Richard Jones
Assistant Direction: Katharina Thoma
Set- and Costume Design: Antony McDonald
Light Design: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Light Design assistant: Frank Keller
Choreography: Lucy Burge

Swedish premiere 14 September 2013

Learn more about Billy Budd here

Billy Budd
Billy BuddBarbara Aumüller

Richard Siegal, Koreograf
Richard SiegalSergej Horowitz
Hiroaki Umeda, Koreograf
Hiroaki UmedaShin Yamagata

Out of Mind

Dance programme by Richard Siegal and Hiroaki Umeda

For the very first time in Sweden. Richard Siegal is an American choreographer who creates a meeting of dance and design, visual arts, architecture, music and literature. He often involves the audience. Hiroaki Umeda, from Japan, is a choreographer, dancer, photographer and video artist with very visual pieces. Both of these choreographers are visiting Sweden for the first time and have each created their respective work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Choreography: Richard Siegal
Choreography assistant: Paula Sanchez
Set Design: Didier Faustino
New music: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Musicians from The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

PIECE II: Choreography, Set Design, Costume, Light- and Sound Design: Hiroaki Umeda

World Premiere 11 October 2013

Learn more about Out of Mind here

Elin Rombo, Sopran
Elin RomboEmelie Joenniemi
Daniel Johansson, Tenor
Daniel JohanssonEric Rossier

L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

Opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Libretto: Felice Romani. Swedish translation: Magnus Lindman

Performed in Swedish. What happens when two strangers come to a small peasant community? And when the young peasant falls in love with the worldly young woman? This love comedy offers plenty of laughter and exquisite music in a circus setting. Stina Ancker directs and the main roles are interpreted by Elin Rombo and Daniel Johansson.

Conductor: Tobias Ringborg
Direction: Stina Ancker
Set Design: Olav Myrtvedt
Costume Design: Kajsa Larsson
Mask Design: Anna Carlberg and Susanne Åberg
Light Design: Ellen Ruge
Choreography: Mattias Carlsson and Cyntia Kai

Premiere 16 November 2013

Learn more about L'elisir d'amore here

Kerstin Avemo, Sopran
Kerstin AvemoPeter Knutson
Katarina Karnéus
Katarina KarnéusMats Bäcker

Orfeo ed Euridice

Opera in one act by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Libretto: Raniero de Calzabigi

We are presenting Gluck for the very first time. The myth tells of Orpheo, who will bring back his beloved Euridice from Hades - if he can take her back to the world of the living without turning around and looking at her. Gluck, who reformed the opera, will have a tricentennial celebration in 2014 and we take this opportunity to set up the rarely played Parma version, here with Katarina Karnéus and Kerstin Avemo in the title roles.

Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Direction: David Radok
Set Design: Lars-Åke Thessman
Costume Design: Karin Erskine
Light Design: Torkel Blomkvist
Choreography: Håkan Mayer

Premiere 8 February 2014

Learn more about Orfeo ed Euridice here

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Koreograf
Sidi Larbi CherkaouiKoen Broos
Saburo Teshigawara, Koreograf
Saburo TeshigawaraNorifumi Inagaki


Dance programme by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Saburo Teshigawara.

Two masters have created new pieces. A dance by Belgian multimedia artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui can contain everything from deep spirituality to comedy. What interests him most is what happens between the dancers. Saburo Teshigawara is one of the world's most prominent choreographers. Everything he creates is aesthetic, beautiful and austere - but also spiritual and subtle. The music in Metamorphosis consists of newly composed electronic music and a capella choir vocals. Both pieces have been newly created for the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Dramaturgy: Karthika Nair
New music: Szymon Brzóska
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Choreography, Set Design, Costume and Light Design: Saburo Teshigawara
Music: Tim Wright (newly composed music), Francis Poulenc, Maurice Duruflé
The Göteborg Opera Chorus

World Premiere 8 March 2014

Learn more about Spirit here

Lars Cleveman, Tenor
Lars ClevemanAnna Thorbjörnsson
Mireille Delunsch, sopran
Mireille DelunschAude Boissaye / Studio Cui Cui

La Juive

Opera in five acts by Fromental Halévy (1799-1862) Libretto: Eugène Scribe

Very demanding for the singers. The romantic and dramatic music in La Juive requires excellent singers, and the main female role of Rachel is played by the French soprano Mireille Delunsch. She portrays the Jewess who falls in love with a Christian prince and the story is full of love and oppression. The production comes from the Lithuanian National Opera and in the other roles we also see Lars Cleveman and Ida Falk Winland.

Conductor: Pierre Vallet
Direction, Set Design and Light Design: Günter Krämer
Costume Design: Isabel Ines Glathar

Premiere 5 April 2014

Learn more about La Juive here

Guest performance:

Swan Lake

Guest performance with Companhia Nacional de Bailado (CNB) Ballet by Fernando Duarte in the manner of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

One of dance history's foremost ballet classics. A guest performance by the National Ballet of Portugal with a new version of Swan Lake, created by the choreographer Fernando Duarte, who is also first soloist and ballet master at cnb. The music and story adheres to Tchaikovsky's masterpiece. The set design is created by film director Edgar Pêra and the costumes are made by fashion designer José Antonio Tenente.

Conductor: Césario Costa
Choreography: Fernando Duarte (in the manner of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov)
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set Design: Edgar Pêra
Costume Design: José António Tenente
Light Design: Nuno Meira
Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Premiere 4 June 2014

Learn more about Swan Lake here

Svansjön Portugals Nationalbalett
(Stillbild från video) Edgar Pêra

Autumn Concert

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Mahler's longest symphony. Mahler himself, with a touch of irony called it his "monster symphony", which requires an alto soloist, a women's choir, a children's choir and a very large orchestra. Katarina Karnéus is the soloist and Patrik Ringborg is the conductor.

Conductor: Patrik Ringborg
Soloist: Katarina Karnéus

The Göteborg Opera Women's Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Children's Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Performed on 21 November 2013

Learn more about the Autumn Concert here

Katarina Karneus
Katarina KarneusJoakim Roos


The Göteborg Opera's traditional Christmas concert.

Christmas spirit with the Göteborg Opera Orchestra, Chorus, Children's Chorus, vocal soloists and guest performers.

Conductor: Alexander Hanson

Premiere 14 December 2013

Learn more about Jultrad-i-ton here

Jultrad-i-ton 2012
Jultrad-i-tonTilo Stengel

Spring Concert

86 musicians on stage.

This concert is being planned by The Göteborg Opera's new Artistic Director Opera/Drama, Stephen Langridge, and the programme is not yet finalised.

The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Performed on 20 February 2014

Learn more about the Spring Concert here

Joakim Hovrevik

Untitled Black
Untitled BlackUrban Jörén
Mama I am Coming Home
Mama I am Coming Home Urban Jörén


Dance programme Guy Weizman/Roni Haver och Sharon Eyal/Gai Behar.

Göteborgs-Posten "… every moment holds a delight." 7,500 visitors managed to see Homeland? last season. Now the hit is back. In Mama, I´m Coming Home, there is a rock band on stage. Untitled Black is austere, intelligent and mysterious at the same time. DJ Ori Lichtik is in place in the auditorium. Together, the music and the dancers create an evocative whole.

Mama, I’m Coming Home
Choreography: Guy Weizman, Roni Haver
Set Design: Ascon de Nijs
Costume Design: Slavna Martinovic
Light Design: Wil Frikken
Music: David Dramm
Singer: Timo Nieminen

Untitled Black
Choreography and Set Design: Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar
Light Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costume Design: Maayan Goldman
Live music: DJ Ori Lichtik

Revival premiere on 6 December 2013.

Learn more about Homeland? here

ToscaUrban Jörén
ToscaUrban Jörén


Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Libretto: Giuseppe Giocosa and Luigi Illica

Dagens Nyheter: "An incomparably emotional and powerful Tosca". Puccini's dramatic love triangle is an opera filled with love, jealousy, politics, murder, passion and beautiful airs. The production, which premiered in autumn 2011, had an enthusiastic reception from critics and audience alike. It takes place in Italy in the 1930s, in a dramatic era between two world wars. Annalena Persson interprets the part of Tosca, and her beloved Cavaradossi is played by Tomas Lind.

Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi
Direction: Lorenzo Mariani
Set Design: Maurizio Baló
Costume Design: Silvia Aymonino
Light Design: Christian Pinaud

Revival premiere 17 April 2014

Learn more about Tosca here

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