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Jultrad-i-ton 2013

Concert. The Main Stage is clad in its winter finery for our traditional Christmas concert for the whole family.

In full winter attire, we invite you to attend Jultrad-i-ton, The Göteborg Opera's traditional and popular cavalcade of Christmas music and frolics. The Main Stage is transformed into Christmas Land, where Father Christmas, Mother Christmas and their children, the snow man, more than a hundred singing house-gnomes, musicians, singers, dancers and guest soloists all create magic and the warmest of Christmas atmospheres.

This year, Christmas Land is visited by some real fine guests: Ola Eliasson, baritone who this spring sings Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, musical artist Mari Lerberg Fossum, who previously has performed Sofie in Mamma Mia! in Oslo, and the improvising clown trio 123 Schtunk.

Jultrad-i-ton offers classic Christmas songs and orchestral pieces as well as more modern gems of song, and a wonderful pot-pourri of communal singing with which both adults and children can join in. Father Christmas' helpers patter around the foyer, offering Pepparkakor (Swedish spiced biscuits) and clementines before the time comes for the audience to slip into the auditorium.

For many years, Jultrad-i-ton has been a greatly appreciated element of the December preparations for the big day. You are welcome to listen, enjoy, laugh, be enchanted and sing along!

In The Göteborg Opera Restaurant:

For the performances of Jultrad-i-ton, besides our usual á la carte menu we will also be serving our Shrimp Sandwich for SEK 179 as well as a Children's Menu (for ages 0-11) from SEK 79.

The Opera Bar will be closed during the performances of Jultrad-i-ton .

To book at table in the restaurant, call +46 31-13 13 00


  • Genre: Concert
  • Season: 2013/2014
  • premiere: 14 Dec 2013
  • Last show: 20 Dec 2013
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: 1 hour and 20 minutes, no interval.


Conductor   Alexander Hanson
   Lars Kvensler
Direction and Father Christmas    Hans Josefsson
Choreography and Mother Christmas   Gunilla Olsson Karlsson
Soloist   Ola Eliasson
Soloist   Mari Lerberg Fossum
Guests   123 Schtunk
The Göteborg Opera Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Childrens’ Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Brunnsbo Music Classes