Gothenburg Culture Festival 2017

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Gothen|burg Culture Festival 2017

Concerts, dance performances, guided tours, movie shows, dance-workshops and performances for children and young people! We invite you to the Göteborg Opera during the Cultural Festival 16-20 August!

Book your tickets by clicking on the button underneath the activity you wish to attend. Please note the varying release dates and times under each activity.

 

Programme

Wednesday, 16 August
11.00am & 3.00pm Guided tour behind the scenes (in Swedish).
12.30 & 7.30pm Concert! Opera, musical and classical music.

Thursday, 17 August
5.30pm Try Gaga

Friday, 18 August
5.30pm Try Gaga
7.00pm Performance by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani: MAX and an excerpt of Decadance Gothenburg, both pieces by Ohad Naharin.
9.00pm Film: Mr Gaga.

Saturday, 19 August
Piano Festival – workshops and a concert in our foyer. See Kulturkalasets web page for more information.

Sunday, 20 August
3.00pm A performance by young people, for everyone to enjoy: ScenSommar with Skapa & Gone fishing.

Click on the date or scroll down for more information about each event.

Wednesday, 16 August

Guided tour behind the scenes
11am & 3pm (in Swedish)

Who steers the 1 100 spotlights? What is hidden in the secret corridors? How does a stage manager work? And why is there a sudden blackout on the Main stage? You will get all the answers if you go on one of our guided tours.

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 4 tickets per person. Tickets released 16 August at 10am. Book tickets by clicking the button below, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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Concert! Opera, musical and classical music
Main Stage, 12.30 & 7.30pm

Running time ca 1 h 30 min.

A magnificent concert filled with highlights from our new season: opera, musical and classical music. On stage: Henrik Schaefer (conductor), Mattias Ermedahl (presenter), soloists, The Göteborg Opera Chorus and Orchestra.

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person.
A limited number of tickets were released 14 Aug.
The remaining tickets will be released 16 August at 10am. 
Book tickets by clicking the button below, by calling +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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Restaurant open 11.30am–3pm.
Café open 11.30am–1pm, then 5.30–7.30pm

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Thursday, 17 August

Gaga/people (Gaga class for the general public)
5.30 until approx. 6.30pm on the Small Stage

Try Gagathe movement language developed by world renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin. A once in a lifetime opportunity! Gaga classes are open for anyone over 16, irrespective of your background in dance or other movement practices – in other words, no previous experience is necessary! Gaga is practiced to music while wearing comfortable clothes that you can easily move in. 

Learn more about Gaga and Gaga/people classes here

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person.
Tickets will be released 17 August at 12pm.
Book tickets by clicking the button below, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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Dancers from Batsheva describe Gaga training

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Friday, 18 August

Gaga/people (Gaga class for the general public)
5.30 until approx. 6.30pm on the Small Stage

Try the movement language Gaga, developed by world renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin. A once in a lifetime opportunity! Gaga/people classes are open for anyone over 16, irrespective of your background in dance or other movement practices – in other words, no previous experience is necessary! Gaga is practiced to music while wearing comfortable clothes that you can easily move in. 

Learn more about Gaga and Gaga/people classes

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person. Tickets will be released 18 August at 12pm. They can be booked here on this page, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

SOLD OUT!

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Max, by Ohad Naharin
7–8pm, Main Stage

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani kicks off the season with a performance of the critically acclaimed MAX

The company is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia and one of Europe’s foremost contemporary dance companies. It consists of 38 dancers from over 20 countries. Alongside all the shows on their home stage, the dance company makes annual critically-acclaimed international tours to major stages and festivals around the world. Take the chance to experience them in their home town!

MAX, trailer

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person.
A limited number of tickets were released 14 August.
Remaining tickets will be released 18 August at 12pm.
Book tickets by clicking the button below, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

SOLD OUT!

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Café open 17.45–9pm


Film: Mr Gaga
9–10.40pm, Main Stage

Running time 1 h 40 min.

We turn the auditorium into a cinema to show the critically-acclaimed documentary about the choreographer Ohad Naharin: Mr Gaga.

Ohad was already 22 years old when he began dance lessons, but became one of the modern dance world’s most interesting and acclaimed modern dancers and choreogrpahers. In Mr. Gaga filmmaker Tomer Heymann created a nuanced portrait of his friend from over 1200 hours of raw material – presenting the man who created the new “dance language” Gaga, which was to rewrite the rules for modern dance. Ohad’s work as artistic director for the Israeli Batsheva Dance Company helped the company to develop into one of the world’s best. Mr Gaga won the Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award at Tempo Documentary Festival in 2016.

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person.
A limited number of tickets were released 14 August at 12pm.
The remainder will be released 18 August at 12pm.
Book tickets by clicking the button below, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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"Mr. Gaga" trailer

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Saturday, 19 August
Piano Festival 11am–4pm

Please note! See the Piano Festival website for more information about times, tickets and available seats. All events have free admission, but limited seating.

Family show
11.00-11.45am, Small Stage

Le carnaval des animaux by Saint-Saëns. (Limited amount of seats.)

Master class with Robert Wells
12-noon-12.45pm, Small Stage

Workshop in piano improvisation. (Limited amount of seats.)

Workshop in piano improvisation
1-1.45pm, Small Stage

Presented by Robert Wells and David Carbe. (Limited amount of seats.)

Festival Concert
2–4pm, The Göteborg Opera Foyer

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Sunday, 20 August

ScenSommar with Skapa and Gone fishing
3.00pm, Main Stage

Running time 1 h 30 min.

By young people, for everyone! Concert with the Göteborg Opera’s Descant Choir and a new piece of music theatre.

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person.
A limited number of tickets were released 14 August.
The remainder will be released 20 August at 12pm.
Book tickets by clicking the button below, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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About ScenSommar with Skapa: During the Culture festival, a group of young people will create a new piece of musical theatre together with professional singers and musicians. This exciting project is presented by Skapa, the Göteborg Opera’s creative department focused on participation and learning.

About Gone fishing: A potpourri of opera music arranged for descant voices, a soprano and instrument ensemble.

Music by: John Adams, Mozart, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Claudio Monteverdi, Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill, G F Händel, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Gioacchino Rossini, Michael Nyman, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky. Musical arrangement: Richard Taylor.

Ensemble

  • Helena Fornegård, conductor and choir leader
  • David Oest, direction
  • Linnéa Sjösvärd, soprano
  • The Göteborg Opera Descant Choir
  • Emma Runegård, piano
  • Five other musicians: harp, violin, horn, clarinet/bass clarinet and percussion

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Contact us

Christina Nilssons Gata, 411 04 Göteborg
Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
Ticket office & Restaurant 031–13 13 00

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