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

Concerts at Skövdescenen

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

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

Dangerous Desire

A concert about the price of passion.

10 Sep 2016 – 11 Sep 2016 · Main Stage
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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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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 – 6 Nov 2016 · Skövde Stage, Skövde
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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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