Introductions and panel discussions

Intro|ductions and panel discus|sions

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, guest performance evenings or physical introductions to dance). 

It does not cost anything extra, your ticket is valid for entry. The introduction takes about 30 minutes.

Physical introduction for dance performances

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani now offers the participatory format of physical introduction to all interested in deepening their insight into the company’s performances. Physical introductions are held in English.

Open for everyone, these 1 hour physical explorations are a way of entering and experiencing various choreographic approaches, movement principles and aesthetic signatures. The physical engagement of audience members allows for a different perceptual contact with the performance, inviting the participants to connect and experiment within the physical (rather than just the visual) perspectives various works embody.

Led by the dancers of the company, physical introductions extend the performing space into a participatory, experiential environment, creating possibilities for a multitude of personal sensorial insights and exchanges.

Please note, when we have a physical introduction the regular spoken introduction is cancelled.

We invite all the interested participants to join us. Comfortable clothes and shoes advisable but not obligatory.

Free entry with ticket, limited number of places (50 max).
See each show page for instructions on how to book tickets.

Watch a film clip about Physical Introductions with Professor Ingo Diehl

The format is created and practiced by the MA Contemporary Dance Education (MA CoDE) at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main. With the aim to remain in close collaboration and to foster further development of the format it is handed over by Prof. Ingo Diehl and Anja Bornsek for facilitation purposes to GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Read more about Professor Ingo Diehl

Panel discussions and seminars

About one week before premieres we hold free panel discussions. At these discussions the artistic team and soloists or dancers talk about their work. Often an expert guest is invited to give a special perspective on the production. It could be a language professor, an architect, an art historian or perhaps a singer or dancer who have played the role earlier in their career. 

These discussions take place on the Small Stage a week or two before the premiere. The chair for the opera panels is The Göteborg Opera's dramaturgist, Göran Gademan. 

Free admission. Some talks are held in English.

Contact us

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Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
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