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The Monster in the Maze

Can 180 singers and 50 musicians conquer the Minotaur?

Opera in 2 acts for children, young people and adults, by Jonathan Dove (1959–). Libretto Alasdair Middleton. Translation by Erik Fägerborn.

Performed in Swedish, with surtitles in both Swedish and English.

Family tickets for the performance on Saturday 2 June, 3pm

Family ticket, small – 1 adult & 1 child
SEK 222
(Normally SEK 443)

Family ticket, large – 2 vuxna & 2 barn
SEK 443

(Normally SEK 886)

Applies to places in the Stalls & Dress Circle centre. Limited availability.
This offer may not be combined with other offers.

The Monster in the Maze brings together over 200 participants: professional and amateur singers of all ages, professional orchestral musicians and young musicians. Their mission: to defeat a child-eating monster, the Minotaur.

The exciting narrative is well-known from Greek mythology, based in a time of war between Athens and the island of Crete. A labyrinth on the island is the clandestine home of King Minos’ monster, the Minotaur. To avoid total annihilation, the Athenians must take part in an heart-rending process and choose a number of youths to be sacrificed on Crete. Accompanying these poor doomed young souls crossing the ocean towards their grisly fate we find the hero Theseus, who has sworn an oath to do all he can to save the children of Athens from death in the labyrinth.

The roles are played by opera singers, actors and three huge choruses put together especially for The Monster in the Maze. The performance is a part of the Göteborg Opera Skapa’s project: creative work for participation and learning.

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Mattias Ermedahl is the director — no stranger to the Göteborg Opera where he has performed several major roles and in recent years has directed a number of productions.

The Monster in the Maze is the creation of the British composer Jonathan Dove, commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic and Festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence. It was first performed in Berlin in 2015. Dove’s music has opened up new audiences of all ages to the magic of the performing arts.

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