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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 Design 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 Design, Light Design 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 played 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 Design and Light Design: Saburo Teshigawara
Music: Tim Wright (original 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