"We aim to tear down the barriers that make opera seem unapproachable, to make sure that thrilling music theatre and opera are accessible to anybody who is interested to join us."
Stephen Langridge has been Artistic Director Opera/Drama at The Göteborg Opera since August 2013. As an internationally active, renowned director of opera and drama, he has worked at opera houses throughout the world. He likes to interweave large-scale productions with ground-breaking, community-oriented musical drama projects in unconventional environments, frequently with groups that do not normally get the chance to express themselves artistically. This is something he also intends continuing with at The Göteborg Opera.
“By planting deep roots within the region we will gain the strength and energy to enhance our excellent international reputation.”
A film interview with Stephen on how he plans to develop Opera/Drama
"We aim to maintain the very high, international standard we have in our current productions, while also reaching out to new audiences by collaborating with different groups throughout the region and provide people of all ages with opportunities to participate in creative projects which reflect and examine our world, and express our emotions and dreams. One example is Zoë, an opera for and with young people, which we will stage in spring 2014.
Whether as audience or participant, I hope you will join us on this challenging and exciting journey.”
Read more about Stephen Langridge in this press release from the presentation in August 2012.