Foyer Concerts

Concert. Our foyer concerts include everything from arias to instrumental pieces and personal favourites. On one occasion it might be baroque music, and on another it might be swing. If you want to be sure to get in, come early.

Admission is free

Concerts are given on a few Saturdays every season in GöteborgsOperan’s beautiful foyer overlooking the river. The café opens at 11.30 am. An hour later the first tones are struck and the audience can meet GöteborgsOperan’s musicians and singers in a different and more intimate setting.

The concert will begin at 12.30 pm and will last for approximately one hour.
The host will be Anders Ottoson.

Please note: The program of the foyer concerts will be announced about one week prior to each concert.


Saturday September 1st, 12.30 pm
Saturday September 29 th, 12.30 pm
Saturday October 6 th, 12.30 pm
Saturday October 20th, 12.30 pm
Saturday November 10th, 12.30 pm

Saturday January 26th, 12.30 pm
Saturday April 13th, 12.30 pm
Saturday May 4th, 12.30 pm
Saturday June 1st, 12.30 pm

Saturday September 1st, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Frau Mozart's Sister

A musical programme about Mozart's sister-in-law, the singer Aloysia Weber.
Music by W.A. Mozart and C.M. von Weber.

Anna Lilja, soprano
Bo Ericsson, piano
Presented by Göran Gademan.

Saturday September 29 2012, at 12:30 pm to about 1.30 pm

Swedish opera arias

with singers from the Academy of Music and Drama.
Presenter: Anders Wiklund.
Note: Limited seating.

Saturday October 6th, 12.30-1.30 pm

Czech music in the times of Rusalka

A Skoumal: Trio Exotique / J Suk: Elegy / A Dvorák: Piano trio No. 3 in f minor

Helga Chojecki, violin
Lars Kristiansson, cello
Karin Holm, piano

Saturday October 20th, 12.30- approx. 1.30 pm

Autumn Colors

For the first time in Gothenburg: Composer in residence at NorrlandsOperan, Katarina Leyman, born and raised in Orust. Her Colors (2008) for wind quintet will be performed by musicians from The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

Bernhard Crusell: Trio for clarinet, bassoon and horn
Katarina Leyman: Colors
Francis Poulenc: Sextuor

Gunnar Vallin, flute
Geoff Cox, oboe
Helena Nyman, clarinet
Philip Foster, horn
Sebastian Wagner, bassoon

Saturday November 10th, 12.30- approx. 1.30 pm

Nystroem, Respighi and Brahms

Gösta Nystroem: from Sånger vid havet (Songs by the sea): Nocturne, Jag väntar månen, Ute i skären. (Arr. by Ingvar Karkoff for mezzo soprano and string quartet)
Ottorino Respighi: Il tramonto (mezzo soprano and string quartet)
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet

Øyvor Volle violin 1
Yuki Tashiro violin 2
Johanna Persson viola
Patrik Harrysson cello
Joakim Kallhed piano
Katarina Karnéus soloist

Saturday January 26th, 12.30- approx. 1.30 pm

Trios by Ravel and Britten

Maurice Ravel: Trio for violin, cello and piano

Helga Chojecki, violin
Lars Kristiansson, cello
Karin Holm, piano

Benjamin Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and piano

Ingemar Andersson, tenor
Gregoire Nenert, horn
Rut Pergament, piano

Saturday April 13th at 12.30-1.30 pm.

Beethoven & Mendelssohn

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 32 Variations in C minor
Joakim Kallhed, piano

FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.13
Yong Mei Zhang-Gustafsson, violin
Karin Berggren, violin
Brita Linemark, viola
Kerstin Andersson, cello

Saturday May 4th

Longing for Spring

Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Schon lacht der holde Frühling

Marie Fagerberg-Zembachs, soprano
Lars Kvensler, violin
Tarina Lennartsson, clarinet
Bernt Wilhelmsson, piano

Quintets for winds

Indra Strautmanis, flute
Jonas Albrektsson, oboe
Tarina Lennartsson, clarinet
Grégoire Nenert, horn
Erik Strandberg, bassoon

Saturday June 1st at 12.30-approx. 1.30 pm

A tribute to Britten – Foyer Concert

This concert is exclusively devoted to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten.

Nina Ewald, soprano
Erika Sax, mezzosoprano
Ingemar Anderson and Jonas Olofsson, tenor
Erik Lundh, baritone
Gregoire Nenert, horn
Jessica Breitlow, harp
Martin Andersson and Joakim Kallhed, piano

Göran Gademan, Presenter


The Foyer Concerts take place on Saturdays and admission is free.

  • Genre: Concert
  • Season: 2012/2013
  • First show: 1 Sep 2012
  • Last show: 1 Jun 2013
  • Location:

    The Göteborg Opera Foyer.

  • Length: 1 hour without interval.
  • Booking:Admission is free.
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