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Cabaret

When darkness falls, we must light up the darkness.

Musical in two acts by John Kander (b. 1927). Lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Script Joe Masteroff based on the play by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Performed in Swedish with titles in Swedish and English. Swedish translation by Rikard Bergqvist.

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Those bold enough to step into the Kit Kat Club will never want to leave. There’s a place here for everyone. Under the watchful eye of the compere, the Berlin nightclub is a free haven where no fantasies are out of bounds.

The musical’s plot revolves around Sally Bowles, the nightclub’s star performer, and Clifford Bradshaw, a young American aspiring writer who finds himself drawn into the nightclub’s seamy world. Everything seems possible and nothing is forbidden. But happiness is short-lived. Nazism is gaining force. The days of freedom are numbered. 

Cabaret is bursting with flamboyance and hedonism, darkness and despair. The Göteborg Opera's new production pays homage to the era when the original story is set: Berlin during the delicate democracy around 1930. Spectacular show numbers and captivating music merge with a political tale of poignant human destinies in a colourful, sleepless city where the show must always go on. 

Cabaret had its world premiere on Broadway, New York in 1966, and is based on Christopher Isherwood’s autobiographical novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939). It is one of the world’s most-performed musicals and a multiple award winner. In the 1972 film version, Liza Minelli portrayed Sally Bowles is an Oscar-winning performance.

There are a limited number of seats for audience members on the stage. These seats are expected to be snapped up very quickly. Watch this space for more information.

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Welcome up on stage! 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience a performance from onstage? Would you like to see stage technicians and artists working up close? Then take the chance to buy a ticket to our stage seats – it’s an experience you won’t want to miss! 

If you purchase a ticket to the musical “Cabaret”, you are guaranteed a very special experience. You’ll find your seat at one of the tables at Kit Kat Club; the Berlin night club where drama will evolve. You’ll get to experience this grand musical performance from a new angle, as close as possible to the centre of the action. 

The following rules apply for purchase of a stage ticket: 

  • You must be at least 13 years old to occupy one of the seats on stage. 
  • You will be part of the performance. Note that your movements will be visible from the auditorium.
  • It is forbidden to stand up or leave your seat for safety reasons. An attendant will, however, be present on stage. The attendant will assist you if, for some reason, you need to immediately leave your seat.
  • You must arrive well in advance of the performance. If you bring a coat or bag with you, you must leave it in the coat-check area. If you need to, be sure to visit the toilets. You are required to be at the meeting point in the foyer 15 minutes before the start of the performance. 
  • Smaller handbags, wallets and turned-off mobile phones will be permitted on stage. The items must be tucked away or placed on your chair. (It is of course forbidden to bring any food or drinks with you on stage.) 
  • For evacuation and safety reasons, we cannot offer stage seats to individuals who are severely visually impaired, or who use crutches, a wheelchair, walker or similar devices. 
  • If you purchase a stage ticket, you will receive additional information and instructions from us a few days prior to the performance. 

Questions? Contact us at biljetter@opera.se or +46 (0) 31-13 13 00. 

Welcome to a unique experience! 

Buy onstage seats here

New Year’s Eve Bookings

Celebrate New Year's Eve by combining your performance tickets with a visit to our restaurant. Use the link below to book your table.

À la carte restaurant set menu – SEK 995

Amuse bouche
Artichoke with smoked smetana and whitefish roe

Starter
Lightly smoked scallop carpaccio with soy infused trout roe, browned butter zabaione and iced black salsify

Main
Duck with potato fondant, shiitake mushrooms, spice infused yellow beet, grilled broccoli crème and roasted pepper jus

Dessert
Nougat and milk chocolate bavaroise stuffed with sea buckthorn ganache and nut brittle

Opera Bar Buffet Menu – SEK 695

Starter
Morel soup with crispy smoke-cured sausage

Buffet

  • Beef tartar with truffle emulsion and grated horse-radish
  • Cones with mushroom crème, parmesan and pistachio
  • Scallop ceviche with coriander, chili and mango
  • Petit choux with whitefish roe, smetana and red onion
  • Broiled duck breast with pepper jus
  • Roasted root vegetables and pomegranate
  • Potato fondant
  • Deep-fried truffle risotto
  • Caesar salad with croutons
  • Bulgur salad with feta cheese and melon
  • Bread rolls with butter and cheese

Dessert
Nougat and milk chocolate bavaroise stuffed with sea buckthorn ganache and nut brittle

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Upcoming shows

September 2020

Sat 19/9
15:00
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Sat 19/9
19:30
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Thu 24/9
19:00
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Sun 27/9
18:00
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Tue 29/9
19:00
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Wed 30/9
19:00
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October 2020

Sat 3/10
18:00
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Thu 8/10
19:00
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Fri 9/10
19:00
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Sat 10/10
15:00
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Sat 10/10
19:30
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Wed 14/10
19:00
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Thu 15/10
19:00
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Sat 17/10
15:00
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Sat 17/10
19:30
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Sun 18/10
15:00
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Wed 21/10
19:00
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Fri 23/10
19:00
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Sat 24/10
15:00
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Sat 24/10
19:30
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Sun 25/10
18:00
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Wed 28/10
19:00
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Fri 30/10
19:00
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Cancelled

November 2020

Sun 1/11
18:00
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Fri 6/11
19:00
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Sat 7/11
15:00
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Sat 7/11
19:30
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Thu 12/11
19:00
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Fri 20/11
19:00
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Fri 27/11
19:00
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December 2020

Fri 4/12
19:00
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Sat 5/12
15:00
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Sat 5/12
19:30
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Tue 29/12
19:00
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Thu 31/12
18:00
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January 2021

Sun 10/1
15:00
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Thu 14/1
19:00
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Sun 17/1
18:00
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Thu 21/1
19:00
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Wed 27/1
11:30
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Fri 29/1
19:00
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Sat 30/1
15:00
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Sat 30/1
19:30
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February 2021

Thu 4/2
19:00
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19:30
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Sun 21/2
18:00
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Wed 24/2
19:00
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Private performance
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Thu 25/2
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March 2021

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April 2021

Thu 1/4
19:00
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Wed 14/4
11:30
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Fri 16/4
19:00
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