A list of all of the season's coming performances of opera, dance, musicals and concerts.

The Phantom of the Opera

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.

23 Sep 2017 – 20 May 2018 · Main Stage
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Foyer Concerts

The musicians and singers from the Göteborg Opera perform casual concerts in our foyer. Foyer concerts start at 12.30pm. Free admission.

24 Mar – 12 May 2018 · The Göteborg Opera Foyer

Il barbiere di Siviglia

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.

24 Mar – 8 May 2018 · Main Stage
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Lunch concerts in Skövde

An entertaining lunch break with nourishment for body and soul. Soup is served from 11.45am.

27 Mar – 24 Apr 2018 · Skövde Stage, Skövde

Dance on tour

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.

12 Apr – 17 May 2018 · On tour


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.

20 Apr – 5 May 2018 · Göteborg, Stockholm & Malmö
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Boris Godunov

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.

21 Apr – 13 May 2018 · Main Stage
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Season concert

A preview from shows in the coming season 2018/2019. Free admission, limited seating.

9 May 2018 · Main Stage

A Tribute to Birgit Nilsson

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).

17 May 2018 · Main Stage
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The Monster in the Maze

Can 180 singers and 50 musicians defeat the Minotaur? Over 200 participants – professional and 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.

30 May – 3 Jun 2018 · Main Stage
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Amadeus Live

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.

8–10 Jun 2018 · Main Stage
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Guest performance by Spain's national company. A multi-award winning performance choreographed by Swedish choreographer Johan Inger.

14–16 Jun 2018 · Main Stage
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Late Summer Concert

Soloists Mia Karlsson, Frida Engström, Ann-Kristin Jones and Mats Persson perform opera gems and provide a taste of the new season.

9 Aug 2018 · Skövde Stage, Skövde

Gothenburg’s Cultural Festival 2018

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.

15–17 Aug 2018 · Main Stage

Summer Nights

The warm late summer nights get some added sparkle with hot and cool romantic music from the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

25–26 Aug 2018 · On tour

Guest performance: Nederlands Dans Theater

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

25–26 Aug 2018 · Main Stage

Madama Butterfly

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.

1 Sep – 4 Oct 2018 · Main Stage
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Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame – The Musical

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.

22 Sep 2018 – 6 Apr 2019 · Main Stage
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Dust to dust

Dance under the skin. A new creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and ‘Solo Echo’ by Crystal Pite

12 Oct – 14 Dec 2018 · Main Stage
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Home or away

A one-act musical by Johanna Fridolfsson and Monica Milocco. Recommended for children aged 4 and over. Performed in Swedish.

17–29 Oct 2018 · Small Stage
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The Bells & Carmina Burana

Powerful choral works by Rachmaninoff and Orff. Only 2 performances!

19–21 Oct 2018 · Main Stage
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The Story of My Life

Musical by Neil Bartram. A gripping tribute to the friendships that shape our lives. Performed in Swedish.

26 Oct – 18 Nov 2018 · Skövde, regional tour, Götebor...
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Open house

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.

1 Nov 2018 · The Göteborg Opera Foyer

Das Rheingold

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.

17 Nov – 9 Dec 2018 · Main Stage
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A Christmas Tale

Revival premiere for the Christmas musical by Tobias Ahlsell, David Lundqvist and Anders Wängdahl, based on Dickens’ classic story. Perfromed in Swedish.

13–20 Dec 2018 · Main Stage
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Twelfth Night Concert and Ball

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.

5 Jan 2019 · Main Stage
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Skid & Decadance Gothenburg

Creations by Damien Jalet & Ohad Naharin. A new chance to be captivated by these two masterpieces.

9–23 Jan 2019 · Main Stage
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Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Bloody revenge in Sicily. Operas by Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945) and Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857–1919). Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.

9 Feb – 31 Mar 2019 · Main Stage

Fritiofs saga

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.

8 Mar 2019 · Main Stage

Return to the Forbidden Planet

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.

15 Mar – 5 May 2019 · Skövde Stage, Skövde

Life’s a show

A luminous world premiere which combines the political, intimate poetry of Marina Mascarell with the explosive energy of unpredictable Hofesh Shechter.

15 Mar – 14 Apr 2019 · Main Stage

Trois fragments de Juliette & La voix humaine

The dream of a dream relationship. Operas by Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959) & Francis Poulenc (1899–1963). Sung in French with Swedish surtitles.

13 Apr – 12 May 2019 · Main Stage

The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings

Creation by Jo Strømgren. The Small Stage, other stages around Gothenburg and on tour in the Västra Götaland region.

14 Apr 2019 · Small Stage

Far North

Concert marathon with the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

16–17 Apr 2019 · Main Stage

Le nozze di Figaro

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.

16–26 May 2019 · Main Stage

Dance festival

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.

7–9 Jun 2019 · Main Stage

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