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Möten (Encounters)

Musical theatre. A story about encounters, big and small.

First performance 26 November 2014
The Göteborg Opera Small Stage
Performed up to and including 12 December. Performed in Swedish.

Watch a film clip from Möten

This piece of newly composed musical theatre, going by the working title Möten [Eng: Encounters], is included in The Göteborg Opera By the Young for the Young project, in which children and teenagers within various age-groups are involved in a production for our smaller stages. In previous seasons, we have staged new works written by and for children and teenagers of various ages with themes such as courage, love and bullying.

This autumn's production involves pupils at some of Västra Götaland's upper secondary special schools taking responsibility for material for scripts and performances. Their works are all about encounters – between lovers, between friends, between people who do not understand one another.

The adolescents will also contribute on stage together with singers and musicians from The Göteborg Opera.

The productions created through By the Young for the Young are about young people's thoughts here and now – depicted using their own descriptions. With the support of The Göteborg Opera artistic staff, these important thoughts are transformed into art. The process of transforming words and emotions into musical theatre is at least as great and enriching an experience for the participants as the actual performances.

An image gallery from rehearsals


  • Genre: Musical
  • Season: 2014/2015
  • First show: 26 Nov 2014
  • Last show: 13 Dec 2014
  • Location:

    Small Stage

  • Length: 1 hour.

Concept and direction    Mia Ringblom Hjertner
Music   Per Larsson
Set Design   Birgitta Strömqvist
Costume Design   Monica Nordin
Light Design   Frida Fridell
Masc   Anna Simonsson
Assistant   Love Bolin

   Avesta Arbabi
   Felicia Hallberg
   Robin Helsing
   Oskar Nyman
   Gabriella Paulus
   Helin Rueda Pinto Garrido
   Nosimo Sjögren
   Emma Smedstad
   Lowe Smith Jonsson
   Elias Ulfhammer
Percussion   Emil Brandqvist
Soloist   Birgitta Sahlén
Soloist   Hanna Brehmer