Who steers the 1 100 spotlights? What is hidden in the secret corridors? How does a stage manager work? And why is there a sudden blackout on the Main stage? You will get all the answers if you go on one of our guided tours.
An entertaining lunch break with nourishment for body and soul. Soup is served from 11.45 am.
An appealing evening of dance with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Ohad Naharin. World premiere by two of the leading artists in contemporary dance: the legendary Ohad Naharin and rising star Roy Assaf. With the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.
The musicians and singers from the Göteborg Opera perform casual concerts in our foyer. Foyer concerts start at 12.30 pm. Free admission.
Passion. Obsession. Fury. And unrequited love. A new extravagant production – the first to be created for the fantastic opportunities that a real opera house can offer. Performed in English.
We are proud to present several concerts on our stage in Skövde during autumn 2017.
Orchestral concert with music inspired by the original inventor of ’Ariadne’s thread’. Five orchestral compositions inspired by the Greek myth.
Decadent double-bill about loathsome people. Weill’s and Brecht’s sung ballet drama meets Puccini opera in a story of moral decay. Sung in German (Die sieben Todsünden) and Italian (Gianni Schicchi) with Swedish surtitles.
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is one of the most attractive companies in Europe. This international company constantly throws itself into new works, created by new and legendary choreographers who dare to enter the unknown and question genres.
An exciting world premiere followed by one of the dance company’s most successful creations ever: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Noetic.
Icons, live music and 3.5 tonnes of clay. A new exciting work by Damien Jalet followed by one of the dance company’s trademark creations: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Icon.
A mistress as harsh and beautiful as the moon. Norma is the pinnacle of the bel canto operas. A tragic love triangle interwoven with beautifully sensual music composed by Bellini (1801-1835), such as the aria "Casta diva". Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles. The premiere will be broadcast live on Swedish Radio.
A heart-warming Christmas show for the whole family. Join us for a mixture of music, comedy and unforgettable characters.
A glittering dedication to Bernstein's Broadway. An unforgettable Twelfth Night with a tailor-made concert, delicious food and drink – and ballroom dancefloor on the Main Stage.
Comic double-bill with complications. An entertaining evening with two short operas where love is calling: Pergolesi’s "La Sserva Padrona", and Menotti’s "The Telephone". Revival premiere on the Small Stage, then on the Skövde Stage and on tour throughout the region. Performed in Swedish.
A (reluctant) combination of humour and solemnity. Fervent passions, exuberant humour and the contrasting aspects of art are the main elements of Strauss's imaginative opera. This ingenious and playful piece of theatre brings the conflict between high art and popular culture to a head. Sung in German with Swedish surtitles. The premiere will be broadcast live on Swedish National Radio.
Two new creations by Sang Jijia, and the creative duo Sharon Eyal och Gai Behar. Hypnotic dance for the curious. Movement, light and sound weaved into a distinctive and engrossing world premiere of astounding dance with an attitude.
A varied and highly anticipated orchestral concert of music by female composers.
Rossini's comedic masterpiece is a tribute to zest for life and young love, filled with delightful absurdities and virtuoso numbers. Opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Libretto Cesare Sterbini based on Pierre Augustin Caron Beaumarchais’ comedy. Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
Everything has a price. Except a clean conscience. A bold, intense and magnificent chronicle about how a charismatic man manages to deceive the masses. An earth-shattering experience with a theme that sadly has not lost it relevance. Opera in seven scenes by Modest Musorgskij (1839-1881). Libretto by the composer, based on Pushkin’s drama. Sung in Russian with Swedish surtitles. The premiere will be broadcast live on Swedish National Radio.
An epic celebration of the Göteborg Opera’s godmother. Eight Swedish Wagnerian singers of the highest caliber celebrate the 20th century’s foremost dramatic soprano with a concert that will make it into the history books. Not to be missed!
Can 150 singers and 50 musicians defeat the Minotaur? Over 200 participants – opera singers, amateur singers of all ages, professional orchestral musicians and young musicians – are brought together on stage with one mission: to defeat a child-eating monster. Opera for children, young people and adults in two acts by Jonathan Dove (1959–). Libretto Aladair Middleton. Swedish translation by Erik Fägerborn. Sung in Swedish.
Milos Forman's Oscar winning film, accompanied by the Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Milos Foreman’s sumptuous Amadeus is an aural and visual treat for all the senses.
Guest performance by Spain's national company. A multi-award winning performance choreographed by Swedish choreographer Johan Inger.