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.
Two new creations by Sang Jijia and Sharon Eyal. Hypnotic dance for the curious. Movement, light and sound weaved into a distinctive and engrossing world premiere of astounding dance with attitude.
The musicians and singers from the Göteborg Opera perform casual concerts in our foyer. Foyer concerts start at 12.30 pm. Free admission.
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 surtitles in both Swedish and English.
An entertaining lunch break with nourishment for body and soul. Soup is served from 11.45am.
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.
A platform for emerging artists. World premiere with works by dancers from Sweden’s three foremost dance companies: GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, the Royal Swedish Ballet and Skånes Dansteater.
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.
We are proud to present several concerts on our stage in Skövde .
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.
A preview from shows in the coming season 2018/2019. Free admission, limited seating.
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! The performance will be sent live on Swedish Radio and recorded by Swedish Televison (SVT).
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.
Soloists Mia Karlsson, Frida Engström, Ann-Kristin Jones and Mats Persson perform opera gems and provide a taste of the new season.
Our soloists, chorus and orchestra take the stage for 2 performances of delightful previews from the coming season. Then GöteborgsOperans Danskompani will kick off their season with a performance of Sharon Eyal's Untitled Black. Free admission with ticket. Limited places available.
The warm late summer nights get some added sparkle with hot and cool romantic music from the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.
During the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, Nederlands Dans Theater will provide a long-awaited guest performance at the Göteborg Opera, with works by choreographers Lightfoot/Leon, Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke
Opera in two acts by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa based on a melodrama by David Belasco the Brescia version (1904). Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
A breathtaking adventure about what it means to be a hero. Musical in two acts. Music ALAN MENKEN. Lyrics STEPHEN SCHWARTZ. Book PETER PARNELL. Based on the VICTOR HUGO novel and songs from the DISNEY film. Performed in Swedish.
Dance under the skin. A new creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and ‘Solo Echo’ by Crystal Pite
A one-act musical by Johanna Fridolfsson and Monica Milocco. Recommended for children aged 4 and over. Performed in Swedish.
Powerful choral works by Rachmaninoff and Orff. Only 2 performances!
Musical by Neil Bartram. A gripping tribute to the friendships that shape our lives. Performed in Swedish.
During the autumn break, we open the opera house to inquisitive children and their accompanying grown-ups. Peek into rehearsals, try on costumes in the wardrobe department, go on a guided tour behind the scenes and much more.
The one who has power over the gold has power over the world. Prologue to Der Ring des Nibelungen — a music drama in one act by Richard Wagner (1813–1883). Text by the composer.
Come and celebrate Christmas with us at our opera house at Eric Ugglas plats in Skövde!
Revival premiere for the Christmas musical by Tobias Ahlsell, David Lundqvist and Anders Wängdahl, based on Dickens’ classic story. Perfromed in Swedish.
Experience an unforgettable Twelfth Night, overflowing with fantastic music and delicious food and drink. A magical winter’s evening featuring a tailor-made concert in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of operetta maestro Jacques Offenbach.
Creations by Damien Jalet & Ohad Naharin. A new chance to be captivated by these two masterpieces.
Bloody revenge in Sicily. Operas by Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945) and Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857–1919). Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
We are celebrating International Women’s Day with a captivating premiere of an opera by two important female artists: composer Frida Andrée and author Selma Lagerlöf. Performed as a concert in Swedish with Swedish surtitles.
A prize-winning science fiction musical by Bob Carlton, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet. Directed by Rikard Bergqvist. Performed in Swedish.
A luminous world premiere which combines the political, intimate poetry of Marina Mascarell with the explosive energy of unpredictable Hofesh Shechter.
The dream of a dream relationship. Operas by Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959) & Francis Poulenc (1899–1963). Sung in French with Swedish surtitles.
Creation by Jo Strømgren. The Small Stage, other stages around Gothenburg and on tour in the Västra Götaland region.
Concert marathon with the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.
Love, intrigue and utter confusion. A revival of Mozart’s brilliantly convoluted and utterly human comedy directed by Stephen Langridge. Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
The spring season will be rounded off with a Dance Festival which will include Roy Assaf’s Sacre, Jo Strømgren’s The Ministry of Unresolved Emotions with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, a guest performance of Grand finale with the Hofesh Shechter Company, a concert with Ólafur Arnalds, workshops, seminars and discussions.