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Performance Sunday, August 17 starts at. 18:00

(not at 7 pm as it says in the Ad in the daily paper of Göteborgs-Post)

Opera. Richard Strauss would have been 150 years old in 2014. We're celebrating by performing his opera Daphne for the first time ever in Sweden.

Above Man and the Gods, she loved Nature

Premiere 15 August 2014.

Also performed on 17 August
Performed in German with Swedish surtitles.

This mythological opera is not one of his most frequently performed operas, but in recent years it has had something of a resurgence in the world's opera houses. Daphne is the tale of a nymph who avoids the god Apollo's hot-blooded advances by metamorphosing into a bay tree. Strauss has his opera end on a matchlessly magical and orchestral shimmering way when Daphne grows into the sighing foliage – metamorphoses of various kinds are themes that are particular favourites of his.

Foto: Mats Bäcker
Agneta EichenholzMats Bäcker

The title role is performed by internationally celebrated soprano Agneta Eichenholz, who recently had a major success in our opera house as Handel's Alcina. Apollo is sung by Stefan Vinke, and the house's very own Tomas Lind sings the part of his rival and Daphne's first love Leukippos. The orchestra is given a major, demanding task under the direction of Henrik Schaefer.

Henrik Schaefer Marco Borggreve
The Göteborg Opera OrchestraMats Bäcker

Menu for Daphne

Gazpacho made from yellow tomatos served with montenebro and crostini

SEK 98

Spiced pickled herring (Matjessill) with sour cream, red onion and browned butter

SEK 98

The Opera’s shrimp sandwich - with MSC certified shrimp on organic Danish rye bread with horseradish and lemon mayonnaise

SEK 179

Butter-fried polenta with baked portabello mushrooms and artichoke served with roast capsicum and basil pesto.

SEK 169

Grilled salmon fillet with yoghurt-flavoured vegetables, butter-tossed beetroot, and boiled new potatoes.

SEK 198

Barbecued veal sirloin with salt-roasted potatos, asparagus and red wine sauce

SEK 239

Gin and tonic bavaroise with lemon cremeux and mini dreams

SEK 79

Home-made organic chocolate truffle

SEK 49

Children's menu

Pasta bolognese
Hamburger with french fries
Crumbed and fried fish burger (cod) with remoulade sauce

SEK 79


  • Genre: Concert
  • Season: 2014/2015
  • premiere: 15 Aug 2014
  • Last show: 17 Aug 2014
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: 1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval.


Conductor   Henrik Schaefer
Peneios   Anders Lorentzson
Gaea    Maria Streijffert
Daphne   Agneta Eichenholz
Leukippos    Tomas Lind
Apollo   Stefan Vinke
First shepherd   Marco Stella
Second shepherd   Ingemar Anderson
Third shepherd   Peter Loguin
Fourth shepherd   Herbjörn Thordarson
First maid   Sofie Asplund
Second maid   Ann-Kristin Jones
The Göteborg Opera Male Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra


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