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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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