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.
Soloists Mia Karlsson, Frida Engström, Ann-Kristin Jones and Mats Persson perform opera gems and provide a taste of the new season.
Our soloists, chorus and orchestra take the stage for 2 performances of delightful previews from the coming season. Then GöteborgsOperans Danskompani will kick off their season with a performance of Sharon Eyal's Untitled Black. Free admission with ticket. Limited places available.
The musicians and singers from the Göteborg Opera perform casual concerts in our foyer. Foyer concerts start at 12.30pm. Free admission.
The warm late summer nights get some added sparkle with hot and cool romantic music from the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.
During the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, Nederlands Dans Theater will provide a long-awaited guest performance at the Göteborg Opera, with works by choreographers Lightfoot/Leon, Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke
Opera in two acts by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa based on a melodrama by David Belasco the Brescia version (1904). Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
A breathtaking adventure about what it means to be a hero. Musical in two acts. Music ALAN MENKEN. Lyrics STEPHEN SCHWARTZ. Book PETER PARNELL. Based on the VICTOR HUGO novel and songs from the DISNEY film. Performed in Swedish.
Dance under the skin. A new creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and ‘Solo Echo’ by Crystal Pite
A one-act musical by Johanna Fridolfsson and Monica Milocco. Recommended for children aged 4 and over. Performed in Swedish.
Powerful choral works by Rachmaninoff and Orff. Only 2 performances!
Musical by Neil Bartram. A gripping tribute to the friendships that shape our lives. Performed in Swedish.
During the autumn break, we open the opera house to inquisitive children and their accompanying grown-ups. Peek into rehearsals, try on costumes in the wardrobe department, go on a guided tour behind the scenes and much more.
The one who has power over the gold has power over the world. Prologue to Der Ring des Nibelungen — a music drama in one act by Richard Wagner (1813–1883). Text by the composer.
Revival premiere for the Christmas musical by Tobias Ahlsell, David Lundqvist and Anders Wängdahl, based on Dickens’ classic story. Perfromed in Swedish.
Experience an unforgettable Twelfth Night, overflowing with fantastic music and delicious food and drink. A magical winter’s evening featuring a tailor-made concert in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of operetta maestro Jacques Offenbach.
Creations by Damien Jalet & Ohad Naharin. A new chance to be captivated by these two masterpieces.
Bloody revenge in Sicily. Operas by Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945) and Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857–1919). Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
We are celebrating International Women’s Day with a captivating premiere of an opera by two important female artists: composer Frida Andrée and author Selma Lagerlöf. Performed as a concert in Swedish with Swedish surtitles.
A luminous world premiere which combines the political, intimate poetry of Marina Mascarell with the explosive energy of unpredictable Hofesh Shechter.
A prize-winning science fiction musical by Bob Carlton, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet. Directed by Rikard Bergqvist. Performed in Swedish.
Creation by Jo Strømgren. The Small Stage, other stages around Gothenburg and on tour in the Västra Götaland region.
The dream of a dream relationship. Operas by Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959) & Francis Poulenc (1899–1963). Sung in French with Swedish surtitles.
Concert marathon with the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.
Love, intrigue and utter confusion. A revival of Mozart’s brilliantly convoluted and utterly human comedy directed by Stephen Langridge. Sung in Italian with Swedish surtitles.
The spring season will be rounded off with a Dance Festival which will include Roy Assaf’s Sacre, Jo Strømgren’s The Ministry of Unresolved Emotions with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, a guest performance of Grand finale with the Hofesh Shechter Company, a concert with Ólafur Arnalds, workshops, seminars and discussions.