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The Phantom of the Opera

At last – a new production of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, adapted especially for the unique qualities of an opera house.

Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (f 1948). Lyrics by Charles Hart.

Additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Script by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
By arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.

Performed in English, with Swedish surtitles.

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Click here to find out which principal artist sings which role on which date (Updated 25 Sept)
Roles for dates 27 Jan 19:30, 30 Jan and 18 May will be added soon.

Opera soloists and musical artists, the Göteborg Opera Chorus, Orchestra and dancers – autumn 2017 will see the arrival of one of the world’s most popular musicals to the Göteborg Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.  

Joa Helgesson (The Phantom)
Mats Bäcker

Two Nordic opera houses have collaborated on this original, extravagant spectacle: a new presentation of the world’s most-performed musical. It’s the first update in over 30 years and the first production tailored specifically for the opportunities afforded by an opera house. Supported by a large orchestra and opera chorus, the powerful music will have an even more profound emotional impact than the original. The Phantom of the Opera will be performed in English, with opera and musical stars taking on the roles.

The enduring narrative and music are retained and set amongst classically lavish staging. This production, under the direction of Tiina Puumalainen, is a co-production between the Göteborg Opera and the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, where it met with enormous success during the 2015/2016 season.

Frida Engström (Christine)
Mats Bäcker

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s evocative music has made The Phantom of the Opera one of the most popular musicals in the world today. It opened in London in 1986 and has since been seen by over 140 million people in 30 countries. It’s time to rediscover the drama and arresting beauty of The Phantom of the Opera.

Fred Johanson (The Phantom) and Sofie Asplund (Christine)
Mats Bäcker

Musical artist Fred Johanson has received acclaim in Sweden, as well as on Broadway and in the West End throughout his career. In the West End in 2016, he sang one of the main male roles in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close. He performed the same role at the Göteborg Opera in 2009. Opera singer Joa Helgesson works mainly in Germany. When he was a guest performer for the Göteborg Opera in Billy Budd (2013), he stood in for Peter Mattei in the title role for Swedish radio station P2's live broadcast.

The role of Christine Daaé is rotated between three singers: Åland's soprano Sofie Asplund, who is responsible for a handful of celebrated interpretations of roles for the Göteborg Opera and others in recent years, the Swede Frida Engström, whose recent past includes stepping in sensationally as Micaëla in our production of Carmen, and the Estonian musical artist Hanna-Liina Võsa, who has not only sung the role of Sandy in Grease 600 times in the USA, but also made a spectacular success of the very role of Christine during the production's run in Finland.

New Year’s Eve at the Opera

Celebrate New Year's Eve with The Phantom of the Opera and wonderful food! We have a few menus to choose from, see below for details.

Be sure to book a table well in advance. Please note that the restaurant can only serve ticket-holding guests for the New Year's Eve performance of The Phantom of the Opera.

Contact the restaurant booking serve on +46 31-13 13 00 or restaurang@opera.se.

Restaurant menu, SEK 795 — Fully booked!

Seared Scallop (starter)
Shellfish macaron, pickled yellow beet crème, browned butter vinaigrette and smoked trout roe 

Fillet of Beef
Deep-fried risotto flavoured with grated winter truffle, pureed parsnips and leek ragout 

Salted Caramel Bavaroise
Thin chocolate brownie with cloudberries different ways and warm, thin meringue biscuit


Opera Bar Menu, SEK 595 — Fully booked!

Starter
Morel soup - chorizo 

Buffet

  • Beef tartar with smoked mayonnaise and almond potatoes
  • Chicken pâté and pistachio cones
  • Scallop ceviche
  • Blinis with whitefish roe
  • Duck breast with pistachios and mushroom pâté 
  • Shellfish macaron
  • Deep-fried truffle risotto
  • Salad x2
  • Bread / Butter

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Shrimp sandwich & drink, SEK 349

You can also choose to the Göteborg Opera’s shrimp sandwich with a glass of white wine or mineral water, served just before the firework show outside.

The sandwich must be pre-booked via our booking service (tel +46 31-13 13 00) and is served at places outside the Upper Stalls and 1st Balcony at 4:15pm on 31 December. Limited places available.

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Programme

November 2017

Sat 18/11
15:00
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Sat 18/11
19:30
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Wed 22/11
19:00
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Sun 26/11
18:00
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Wed 29/11
19:00
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December 2017

Thu 7/12
19:00
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Fri 8/12
19:00
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Sat 9/12
15:00
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Sat 9/12
19:30
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Sun 10/12
18:00
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Wed 27/12
18:00
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Thu 28/12
18:00
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Fri 29/12
18:00
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Sun 31/12
18:00
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January 2018

Tue 2/1
18:00
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Wed 10/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount for this performance
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Thu 11/1
19:00
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Sat 13/1
18:00
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Sun 14/1
15:00
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Wed 17/1
19:00
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Fri 19/1
19:00
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Sun 21/1
18:00
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Wed 24/1
19:00
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Fri 26/1
19:00
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Sat 27/1
15:00
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Sat 27/1
19:30
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Tue 30/1
19:00
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February 2018

Thu 1/2
19:00
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Fri 2/2
19:00
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Thu 8/2
19:00
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Fri 9/2
19:00
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Sat 10/2
15:00
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Sat 10/2
19:30
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Fri 16/2
19:00
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Sat 17/2
15:00
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Fri 23/2
19:00
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Sun 25/2
18:00
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Wed 28/2
19:00
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March 2018

Fri 9/3
19:00
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Sat 10/3
15:00
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Sat 10/3
19:30
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Fri 16/3
19:00
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Sat 17/3
15:00
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Sat 17/3
19:30
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Wed 21/3
19:00
Main Stage 
Private performance
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April 2018

Thu 5/4
19:00
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Fri 6/4
19:00
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Fri 13/4
19:00
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Sat 14/4
15:00
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Sat 14/4
19:30
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Fri 27/4
19:00
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Sat 28/4
15:00
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Sat 28/4
19:30
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May 2018

Fri 4/5
19:00
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Sun 6/5
18:00
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Sat 12/5
18:00
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Fri 18/5
19:00
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Sat 19/5
15:00
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Sun 20/5
18:00
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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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