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Ten years of continuous growth and progress has led to our manifest: This is the way we approach dance, this is the way we want to show dance.

The last three triple programs Impressionism and Re: Baroque have been highly acclaimed and the Göteborg Opera Ballet and Orchestra have received high praise. Now we continue our effort to attract and excite the audience with three new works by three choreographers, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe and Javier De Frutos. The music ranges from Bach to Elvis and the performance is emotional, technical and physical. It is a night for those of you who love dance and those of you who don't yet know that you do.

Last spring the Göteborg Opera successfully gave one ballet performance for school children. We would like to continue to show dance to young adults, and therefore the ballet Manifesto will be given as a school performance Thursday 14 October at 12:00 pm (noon).
Ticket prices: Sek 45.00. Book tickets at our group ticket office via email,, or call +46-31-10 81 00, weekdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

13 performances until 30 October 2004.

Prologue by Kevin Irving
Lighting: Anna Wemmert Clausen

Artifact II by William Forsythe
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach (recorded)
Staging: Allison Brown
Set design, costume, lighting: William Forsythe

Raptus by Nacho Duato. Swedish Premiere!
Music: Richard Wagner
Staging: Thomas Klein
Set Design: Walter Nobbe
Costume: Nacho Duato
Lighting: Joop Caboort
Song Soloist: Helena Holmberg
Conductor: Finn Rosengren
Göteborg Opera Orchestra

J.Edna and Mother Tolson by Javier De Frutos. World Premiere!
Music: Sing, Sing J Edgar Hoover, Elvis Everywhere, Paul Robeson Told Me, Three String Quartets by Michael Daugherty
Set Design, costume: Jean Marc Puissant
Lighting: Anna Wemmert Clausen
String Quartet: Joachim Gustafsson violin 1, Hanna Helgegren violin 2,
Erika Johansson viola, Peter Schöning cello


Prolog av Kevin Irving
Ljus: Anna Wemmert Clausen

Artifact IIKoreografi
William Forsythe

Johann Sebastian Bach (inspelad)

Allison Brown

Scenografi, kostym och ljus
William Forsythe

Raptus Sverigepremiär!

Nacho Duato

Richard Wagner

Thomas Klein

Walter Nobbe

Nacho Duato

Joop Caboort

Helena Holmberg

Finn Rosengren

GöteborgsOperans Orkester

J.Edna and Mother Tolson Världspremiär!

Javier De Frutos

Michael Daugherty

Scenografi och kostym
Jean Marc Puissant

Anna Wemmert Clausen

Joachim Gustafsson, violin 1
Hanna Helgegren, violin 2
Erika Johansson, viola
Peter Schöning, cello


  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2004/2005
  • First show: 18 Sep 2004
  • Last show: 30 Oct 2004
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: Approx. 2 hrs 15 min, incl 2 intervals
  • Introduction:1 hour prior to performance (except premieres)
  • Info:Göteborg Main Stage