You are viewing an archived production from GöteborgsOperan.

Back to main site

The Opera Mystery

Opera-musical. Lasse and Maja solve mysteries in this operatic musical for children and teenagers. A new work and a new genre by our in-house composer Malin Hülphers.

With words and music by our in-house composer Malin Hülphers, Martin Widmark's inordinately popular detective puzzle stories for children have been made into opera! The clever children, Lasse and Maja, who usually solve all sorts of cases in their home town of Valleby, are here given something really tough to get their teeth into. A travelling opera company comes to town and it is crucial to find the director's lost mascot, which is more valuable than anyone could first imagine. However, that proves to be easier said than done when they have to tussle with all of the nervous people behind the scenes before the big premiere. In this exciting way, our young audience is able to become acquainted with the world of drama and opera.

Malin Hülphers has an enormous amount of experience in writing musical theatre works for children, among which Hattstugan, Sven Duva and Sagan om en kolhydrat are just a few examples. Our manager of the Youth Department, Mia Ringblom Hjertner, and set designer, Thorsten Dahn, are responsible for production. They are working together again after the great success of Min mamma är en drake [My Mum is a Dragon] in 2011. Helena Willis is designing the costumes, and she always does the characteristic illustrations for the LasseMaja books. The cast includes opera singers, actors and musical artists while the principal roles of Lasse and Maja will, of course, be played by children.

The performance is aimed at the entire family but is particularly well-suited to the 9-12 age range.

From top left: Sebastian Hedar, Filip Lutecki,  Ludvig Stadler, Rebecca Lemmetti, Klara Blennermark, Amanda Andersson
From top left: Sebastian Hedar, Filip Lutecki, Ludvig Stadler, Rebecca Lemmetti, Klara Blennermark, Amanda AnderssonTilo Stengel
Malin Hülphers
Malin HülphersCamilla Simonson

Regional tour

26*, 27*, 28*, 29 May
Mölnlycke, Kulturhuset

1 April
Vänersborg, Teatern
0521-57 57 57

5 April
Nödinge, Ale gymnasium
0303-33 02 16

6, 7*, 8*, April
Trollhättan, Hebeteatern
0520-42 25 00

10*, 11* April
Mellerud, Kulturbruket på Dal

13 april
Tidaholm, Sagateatern
0502-100 12

23, 24* April
Skara, Rosers Salonger
0511-325 80

26 April
Lerum, Dergårdsteatern

29 April
Partille, Kulturrum
031-792 96 00

* performance for schools

Take a look at some costume sketches,
drawn by LasseMajas Detektivbyrå illustrator
Helena Willis


  • Genre: Musical
  • Season: 2013/2014
  • premiere: 1 Mar 2014
  • Last show: 17 May 2014
  • Location:

    Small Stage

    Skövde Stage, Skövde

  • Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes, no interval.


Conductor   Mia Ringblom Hjertner
Set and Light Design   Thorsten Dahn
Costume Design    Helena Willis
Band Master    Per Larsson


Lasse   Sebastian Hedar
   Filip Lutecki
   Ludvig Stadler
Maja   Amanda Andersson
   Klara Blennermark
   Rebecca Lemmetti
The Director    Lars Hjertner
The Director’s Assistant Ingmar    Tobias Ahlsell
The Prima Donna Rosina    Ann-Kristin Jones
The Stand-By Prima Donna Frida   Nina Ewald
The ticket tearer and soloist Lilly   Ingahlill Wagelin
The program seller and soloist carlo    Sami Yousri
The Police   Per Larsson
Musician   Erika Risinger
Musician   Viktor Turegård
Musician   Jonas Larsson
Musician   Yvonne Kamne
Musician   Anders Eggelind