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The Göteborg Opera 20th Anniversary Concert

Concert. A musical retrospective over our first two decades. The Göteborg Opera’s 20th Anniversary Concert will be a wonderfully festive evening, full of well-loved returns.

We are proud to welcome you to our Anniversary Concert!

The concert starts at 7:00 pm. We'll treat you to a glass of sparkling wine, which will be served in the Foyer from 6:00 pm.

Take the chance to view our anniversary exhibition, which is open between 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, and from 6:00 pm on Friday. The exhibition is displayed along the wall near the OperaBar two floors up.

From the conductor's podium Henrik Schaefer, the Music Director for The Göteborg Opera Orchestra, will guide us through the past two decades of music performed at The Göteborg Opera. You will experience and remember music from a selection of our most successful productions. Taking part will be The Göteborg Opera soloists and guest soloists Malin Byström and Ann-Kristin Jones, The Göteborg Opera Chorus and The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

21 and 23 May 7:00pm
The Göteborg Opera Main Stage


The programme contains everything from Bernstein and Léhar to Wagner and Strauss. Besides an aria from her international break-through Thaïs, Malin Byström will also sing the title role’s monologue from Arabella, a part which she will perform this spring at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. You will also meet Lohengrin, Macbeth, Don Carlos, Goya, Falstaff and My Fair Lady, and will be swept away by the grand finale of Turandot.

Music Director for The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Music Director for The Göteborg Opera OrchestraTilo Stengel
Malin Byström, sopranoPeter Knutson
Ann-Kristin Jones, mezzo-sopranoTilo Stengel

Part 1

Ruggero Leoncavallo
Pagliacci, Prologue
Tonio – Mats Persson, baritone

Richard Wagner
Lohengrin, prelude to Act III

Pjotr Tchaikovsky
Eugen Onegin,
Tatjana's letter scene from Act I
Tatjana – Carolina Sandgren, soprano

Giuseppe Verdi
Chorus of the Scottish Refugees, Act IV
The Göteborg Opera Chorus

Giuseppe Verdi
Don Carlos, duet from Act I
Don Carlos – Tomas Lind, tenor
Posa – Marco Stella, baritone

Richard Strauss
Arabella, monologue finale Act I
Arabella – Malin Byström, soprano

Richard Wagner
Die Walküre, Wotan's farewell, finale Act III
Wotan – Anders Lorentzson

Giacomo Puccini/Franco Alfano
Turandot, finale Act III
Turandot – Annalena Persson,
Calaf – Tomas Lind
The Göteborg Opera Chorus


Part 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La Nozze di Figaro, overture

Franz Lehár
Der Graf von Luxemburg
Angèle's entrance Act I
Angèle – Carolina Sandgren, soprano

Frederick Loewe
My Fair Lady, Higgins' couplet from Act I “With a woman in your life”
Higgins – Mattias Ermedahl

George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess, duet from Act II
“Bess, you is my woman now”
Porgy – Markus Schwartz, bass-baritone
Bess – Malin Byström, soprano

Daniel Börtz
Goya, Josefa's scene from Act I
Josefa – Ann-Kristin Jones, mezzo-soprano
Doctor Arrieta – Lars Hjertner, actor
The Göteborg Opera Chorus

Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story
Symphonic dances no. 8 and 9
(Rumble and Finale)

Jules Massenet
Thaïs, Thaïs' aria from Act II
Thaïs – Malin Byström

Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff, final fugue from Act III


  • Genre: Concert
  • Season: 2013/2014
  • First show: 21 May 2014
  • Last show: 23 May 2014
  • Location:

    Main Stage