Musical. An updated version of the national treasure Chess in Swedish by director Mira Bartov.
Chess the success - extra ticket release!
The musical Chess in Swedish has played for full houses at The Göteborg Opera during the fall - nearly 60,000 have already seen it. Therefore we give five extra shows during the spring!
On Wednesday Dec 12 at noon, we release the tickets to the extra performances: the 27th of February and the 19th, 24th, 26th and 27th of March.
Watch a movie clip from Chess in Swedish
"A fantastic production. It makes you shiver with delight." Ny Tid
"An exuberant theatrical profusion of imaginative riches." Dagens Nyheter
"Fantastic soloists." SVT Kulturnyheterna
"A fabulous, spectacular première production." Teatermagasinet.se
"Get down there and listen for yourselves!" Dagens Nyheter
"I intend going to see it again, it is just so good." Teatermagasinet.se
Using the graphic style of the comic world, the production team creates an updated version of this national gem. With today’s surveillance society as a dramatic metaphor for the cold war, we zoom in on a televised chess championship. The two chess players Freddie and Anatoly represent polar opposites: one voluntarily revels in attention, and the other is subject to enforced surveillance. Anatoly’s wife Svetlana is the woman who looks after everything, but loses her husband, while Freddie’s girlfriend Florence represents the free woman who has everything, but has lost her own self. Over the course of a few turbulent days, these four lives are turned upside down. Once the championship is over, none of the characters is the same as before the first move was made. Director Mira Bartov made her international debut as a director in 2010 at the Geneva Opera. Conductor Anders Eljas arranged the music for Chess and directed the London Symphony Orchestra both for the album recording and during the European tour of 1984.
Watch photos from the performance
Watch a movie clip from the cast's appearance at Liseberg
Pay a visit to the OperaShop in our foyer.
Here you will find a selection of Chess related products, such as T-shirts, CD's and DVD's.