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Fredrik Benke Rydman creates a new version of The Firebird in which GöteborgsOperans Danskompani will dance with non-professionals of all ages.

Fredrik Benke Rydman. Photo: Andreas Lindberg

Together with over one hundred participants – dance students, street and break dancers, dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and amateurs of all ages (18-100) – Fredrik Benke Rydman creates a raving firebird to Igor Stravinsky’s music. The Göteborg Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Henrik Schaefer. 

Fredrik Benke Rydman is a dancer and choreographer. He was one of the members in Bounce, one of Sweden’s most popular contemporary dance groups ever. In 2011, he created a new version of The Swan Lake – Swan Lake Reloaded – which toured globally and made special performances at The Göteborg Opera in June 2013.

L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird) is one of Igor Stravinsky’s most esteemed ballets and was composed for the Ballets Russes in 1910. It paved the way for the more modernist Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) which came a few years later. Fredrik Benke Rydman’s version of The Firebird will take place at a night club, with mafiosos and the nicest person you ever met. 

With contemporary dance and local performers, this Firebird will spread it wings far above the opera house. 


Restaurant bookings

The Göteborg Opera Restaurant is open the following hours in relation to performances of The Firebird:

• 30 May - The Restaurant opens 2 hours prior to performance.
• 3 June - The Restaurant and The Opera Bar opens 2 hours prior to performance.
• 5 June - The Opera Bar opens 2 hours prior to performance.

Book a table via our booking formula or by ringing us on 031-13 13 00.


May 2015

Sat 30/5
Main Stage 

June 2015

Wed 3/6
Main Stage 
Fri 5/6
Main Stage 

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