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Anniversary Concert

Premiere 9 September
  • Concert
  • 9 sep7 oct 2020, Stora teatern, Göteborg.
  • Duration: Approx. 2 hrs (incl. 25 min. intermission)
  • Ensemble


    Patrik Ringborg
    Prince Mignapour
    Viktor Johansson
    Princess Bengaline
    Helena Gedda
    Mattias Ermedahl
    Sofie Asplund
    Göran Gademan
    The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

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Anniversary Concert

Celebrating 100 years of opera in Gothenburg

Festpolonäs by Nils Söderberg (1892–1926).

Le grand mogol: Operetta by Edmond Audran (1842–1901).
Libretto Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru. Swedish translation Ernst Wallmark (1898).

Symphony No. 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).

Join us for a scintillating evening in the company of Gothenburg’s liveliest 100-year-old!

The theatre called Stora Teatern, formerly a venue for guest performances, became home to the Gothenburg Lyric Ensemble in 1920. For the first time, Sweden’s second largest city gained its own institution with an orchestra, choir, ensemble of soloists and administration. A 100th anniversary worth celebrating!

Join us for a festive concert in which the Göteborg Opera Orchestra plays pieces from the inauguration programme from 1920: Nils Söderberg’s Festpolonäs and an excerpt from French composer Edmond Audran’s 1884 operetta Le grand mogol. Audran’s operettas were highly popular around the turn of the last century, but have since been largely forgotten. Söderberg’s Festpolonäs has not been performed since it inaugurated the Gothenburg Lyric Ensemble's first performance.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 makes up the second half of the concert, as a nod to the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s birth in 2020. The composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein referred to the piece as “an exuberant romp in four acts". And the piece is certainly bright-eyed and light-hearted – just like you.

Premiere 9 September 2020 at Stora Teatern, Gothenburg 
Also performed in Trollhättan, Skövde and Halmstad. 

Buy tickets to the premiere performance at Stora Teatern 9 september

Upcoming shows

September 2020

Wed 9/9
Stora teatern, Göteborg 
Tour performance
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October 2020

Thu 1/10
Skövde Stadsteater/ Skövde Kul... 
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Sun 4/10
Tour performance
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Wed 7/10
Tour performance
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