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.

18 Mar 2017 – 6 May 2017 · The Göteborg Opera Foyer

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
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Who controls your life? A new opera by Line Tjørnhøj. Script Erik Fägerborn. I collaboration with Share Music & Performing Arts. World Premiere 7 April 2017.

7 Apr 2017 – 14 May 2017 · Skövde Stage, Skövde
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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
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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
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Dance company 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.

18 May 2017 – 11 Jun 2017 · On tour


We celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Summer of Love with a visually and musically colorful concert. With Ebbot Lundberg, Annie Angel, Oskar Nilsson, Tonbruket and The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

19 May 2017 – 21 May 2017 · Main Stage
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The Dream of Swan Lake

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

9 Jun 2017 – 11 Jun 2017 · Main Stage
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Summer Concert Tour

Summer tour from the Göteborg Opera, accompanied by acting Opera Manager Anders Ottosson, featuring a taster menu of pieces from the forthcoming season.

9 Aug 2017 – 23 Aug 2017 · On tour

Taube sings Taube

Sven-Bertil Taube sings Evert Taube's traditional ballads backed by the Göteborg Opera Orchestra. A loving and powerful testimonial to Sven-Bertil's father, the troubadour Evert Taube.

12 Aug 2017 – 13 Aug 2017 · Main Stage
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Gothenburg Culture Festival 2017

Two concerts with soloists, choruses and orchestra, as well as GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. Conductor Henrik Schaefer.

16 Aug 2017 – 18 Aug 2017 · Main Stage

Mozart & Beethoven

The Göteborg Opera Orchestra on a regional tour, performing an inspired programme: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

26 Aug 2017 – 3 Sep 2017 · On tour


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.

9 Sep 2017 – 15 Oct 2017 · Main Stage
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Miniscen (Mini Stage)

The Göteborg Opera's performances for our youngest visitors. Miniscen presents a world premiere for children, with all of our genres: opera, dance, musical and concert.

13 Sep 2017 · Skövde Stage, Skövde

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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Ariadne 360°

Orchestral concert with music inspired by the original inventor of ’Ariadne’s thread’. Five orchestral compositions inspired by the Greek myth.

1 Oct 2017 · Main Stage
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Die sieben Todsünden & Gianni Schicchi

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.

21 Oct 2017 – 5 Dec 2017 · Main Stage
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Damien Jalet & Noetic

An exciting world premiere followed by one of the dance company’s most successful creations ever: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Noetic.

7 Nov 2017 – 16 Nov 2017 · Main Stage
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Damien Jalet & Icon

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.

24 Nov 2017 – 25 Nov 2017 · Main Stage
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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,

2 Dec 2017 – 4 Feb 2018 · Main Stage
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A Christmas Tale

A heart-warming Christmas show for the whole family. Join us for a mixture of music, comedy and unforgettable characters.

16 Dec 2017 – 20 Dec 2017 · Main Stage
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Twelfth Night Concert and Ball

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.

5 Jan 2018 · Main Stage
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For love, please hold

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.

25 Jan 2018 – 4 Feb 2018 · Small Stage
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Ariadne auf Naxos

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.

3 Feb 2018 – 4 Mar 2018 · Main Stage
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S & S

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.

3 Mar 2018 – 7 Apr 2018 · Main Stage


A varied and highly anticipated orchestral concert of music by female composers.

8 Mar 2018 · Main Stage

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 Swedish surtitles.

24 Mar 2018 – 2 May 2018 · Main Stage

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.

21 Apr 2018 – 13 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!

17 May 2018 · Main Stage

The Monster in the Maze

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.

30 May 2018 – 3 Jun 2018 · Main Stage


Guest performance by Spain's national company. A multi-award winning performance choreographed by Swedish choreographer Johan Inger.

14 Jun 2018 – 16 Jun 2018 · Main Stage

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