Musical. The seasons’s big musical is Mary Poppins. The unconventional governess from the children’s books, which were made into a film and then a musical, now flies into the Göteborg Opera with her magic umbrella. We learn for the first time on a Swedish stage that everything can be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
The task of shaping this new family production has fallen on Stina Ancker, who earlier at GöteborgsOpera had such a great success with The Abduction from the Seraglio. As she has often done before she will beworking together with the translator, Magnus Lindman. The musical director is Björn Dobbelaere, who was also responsible for our earlier musicals, Miss Saigon and Cats.
Linda Olsson is given her first big musical role as Mary Poppins and Magnus Borén plays her dancing friend, Bert.
Original music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman &
Robert B. Sherman
Lyrics/ dialogue: Julian Fellowes
Additional musis and lyrics: George Stiles &
Translation to Swedish: Magnus Lindman
a Göteborg Operaproduction of Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s
A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
This production is presented by permission of JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED
on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York