Last Work

GUEST PERFORMANCE. In Last Work, Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company go to the dark side in a politically electrified act of protest. They explore the body’s motion as the most humane, stirring expression of performing arts and synthesize the infinite spectrum of emotions and sentiment into performance.

27 Aug 2016 · Main Stage

The Story Foyer

Storytime sessions for our youngest visitors.

3 Sep 2016 – 26 Nov 2016 · Small Stage

Foyer Concerts

A few Saturdays every season, the musicians and singers of from The Göteborg Opera perform a casual concert in our foyer. The Foyer Concerts start at 12:30 pm.

3 Sep 2016 – 26 Nov 2016 · The Göteborg Opera Foyer


A wild and headstrong and prizewinning rock musical. Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Music arranged by Galt MacDermot. Sung in Swedish.

10 Sep 2016 – 28 Mar 2017 · Main Stage
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Dangerous Desire

Portuguese Joana Carneiro conducts a concert about the price of passion.

11 Sep 2016 · Main Stage
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Lite Lennart...

A fairy-tale cabaret based on texts by Lennart Hellsing. In this dazzling imaginary world you’ll find stories, songs, poems and masses of instruments – and four Lennarts.

16 Sep 2016 – 8 Oct 2016 · Skövde Stage, Skövde
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Concerts at Skövdescenen

Presenting Concerts in Skövde, where several concerts will be given in Skövde during Autumn 2016.

17 Sep 2016 – 26 Nov 2016 · Skövde Stage, Skövde


The breakthrough of a new era. Opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Libretto Giambattista Varesco. Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.

24 Sep 2016 – 4 Nov 2016 · Main Stage
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Light & darkness

Orchestral concert with music about life’s happiness and sorrows. Carl Nielsen: Helios overture (1903), Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (1901–1904), Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (1896).

9 Oct 2016 · Main Stage
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Creations by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Alan Lucien Øyen. Dance programme about the rise and fall of icons.

21 Oct 2016 – 2 Dec 2016 · Main Stage
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A passionate Swedish National Opera. Opera in three acts Ivar Hallström (1826-1901). Libretto Frans Hedberg.

30 Oct 2016 · Main Stage
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Better dead than tamed. Opera in three acts by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy after Prosper Mérimé’s short story. Sung in French with Swedish surtitles.

25 Nov 2016 – 23 Feb 2017 · Main Stage
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Carmen 360°

Orchestral concert with music based on Bizet’s opera.

4 Dec 2016 · Main Stage
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The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu)

Fredrik Benke Rydman’s new version of the Stravinsky classic. Dance piece by Fredrik Benke Rydman.

10 Dec 2016 – 8 Jan 2017 · Main Stage
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A family Christmas show. Musical by Tobias Ahlsell, David Lundqvist and Andreas Wängdahl. Directed by Mattias Ermedahl. Performed in Swedish.

17 Dec 2016 – 21 Dec 2016 · Main Stage
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Twelfth Night Concert and Ball 2017

Welcome to Vienna! Experience an unforgettable Twelfth Night, brimming with operettas, Viennese waltzes and delicious food and drink.

5 Jan 2017 · Main Stage
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If we shadows have offended

A touching story about not wanting to grow up. Theatre and dance piece by Alan Lucien Øyen. Includes spoken dialogue in English with Swedish surtitles.

8 Jan 2017 – 18 Jan 2017 · Main Stage
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Revenge is what keeps her alive. One act opera by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannstahl, based on Sophocles’ drama. Sung in German with Swedish surtitles.

4 Feb 2017 – 9 Apr 2017 · Main Stage

NUdans 2017

Dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani create new works for some of Sweden’s most promising young dancers.

10 Feb 2017 – 12 Feb 2017 · Small Stage

City Lights

Charlie Chaplin’s silent movie accompanied by The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

12 Feb 2017 – 14 Feb 2017 · Main Stage


A Swedish opera based on a play by August Strindberg. Opera in four acts by Ture Rangström (1884-1947). Text August Strindberg. Performed in Swedish.

26 Feb 2017 · Main Stage


Dance programme about destroying what we no longer worship. Creations by Marcos Morau and Stijn Celis.

4 Mar 2017 – 8 Apr 2017 · Main Stage

Meet the music

People are not all alike. Nor are our performances. In the same way that people have “functional variations”, this performance has “concert variations”. That involves a particularly relaxed environment that can suit everyone.

11 Mar 2017 · Main Stage

Die Zauberflöte

A dream play about the power of love. Opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Libretto Emanuel Schikaneder. Swedish translation Rikard Bergqvist.

1 Apr 2017 – 3 Jun 2017 · Main Stage


Opera and music theatre on new terms. What happens if we explore different voices and their expressive possibilities in a new work? We aim to find out in a new commission, with Stephen Langridge directing. The cast comprises artists from The Göteborg Opera and an ensemble from ShareMusic & Performing Arts, all of whom are also active collaborators in the creation of the work.

7 Apr 2017 · Skövde Stage, Skövde


Choreographies for a young century. Two masterfully crafted works by the “iconic” Ohad Naharin and creative duo Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

13 Apr 2017 – 14 May 2017 · Main Stage

Herr Arnes penningar

A Swedish opera by Gösta Nystroem (1890-1966) based on Selma Lagerlöf’s ghost story. Sung in Swedish, with Swedish surtitles.

23 Apr 2017 · Main Stage

La Traviata

A power game of honour and love. Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Libretto Francesco Maria Piave after Alexander Dumas, fils play “La Dame aux camélias”. Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.

6 May 2017 – 4 Jun 2017 · Main Stage


We celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Summer of Love with a visually and musically colorful concert. With The Göteborg Opera Orchestra and specially invited singers

19 May 2017 – 21 May 2017 · Main Stage

The Dream of Swan Lake

Guest performance from The Royal Swedish Ballet. Ballet by Pär Isberg.

8 Jun 2017 – 11 Jun 2017 · Main Stage

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