Take the opportunity to learn more about the performance and get a more in-depth insight into the story and the background.
The introductions are popular, so come early. They take place either on the Small Stage or in the Opera Bar an hour before opera and dance performances (not, however on premiere or guest performance evenings). It does not cost anything extra, your ticket is valid for entry. The introduction takes about 30 minutes.
Discussions and seminars.
In connection with premieres open discussions are held. In these the artistic teams and soloists/dancers talk about their work. Most often a guest is invited to give a special perspective on the work. It can be a language professor, an architect, an art historian or perhaps a singer or dancer who have made the current roles earlier in their career.
These discussions take place on the Small Stage a week or two before the premiere.
Moderator for the opera discussions is The Göteborg Opera's dramaturgist, Göran Gademan, and for the dance discussions Adolphe Binder, Artistic director, dance.
Free admission. Some talks are held in English.
"When we had the discussion on the Marriage of Figaro, which is largely about the count and countess' shaky marriage, I invited a family therapist. The actors were given 20 minutes of therapy. It was fun,” he tells us.