Premiere 14 September 2019
  • Musical
  • 14 sep 201926 apr 2020, Main Stage.
  • Approx. 3 h incl. intermission. More exact running time given near the premiere.
  • Ensemble

    Team

    Conductor and musical direction
    Bjorn Dobbelaere
    Conductor
    Susanne Vibæck Svanekier
    Conductor
    Martin Nagashima Toft
    Direction and choreography
    Fredrik Benke Rydman
    Co-director
    Victoria Brattström
    Set design
    Frida Arvidsson
    Costume design
    Lehna Edwall
    Lighting design
    Tobias Hallgren
    Orchestra arrangement
    William David Brohn
    Sound design
    Dennis Barkevall

    Ensemble

    Oliver
    Mathias Graffner
    Oliver
    Pontus Sköldberg
    Oliver
    Viktor Werlenius
    Dodger
    Wilmer Hellsten
    Dodger
    Max Johnsson
    Dodger
    Enis Syla
    Fagin
    David Lundqvist
    Nancy
    Caroline Gustafsson
    Bill Sikes
    Tobias Ahlsell
    Mr. Bumble
    Markus Pettersson
    Widow Corney
    Anna-Maria Hallgarn
    Mr. Sowerberry
    Lars Bethke
    Mrs. Sowerberry
    Åsa Fång
    Charlotte Sowerberry
    Emilia Hallstensson
    Noah Claypole
    Nils Reinholtz
    Bet
    Sigrid Thomas Lyri
    Mr. Brownlow
    Lars Hjertner
    Old Sally
    Ingahlill Wagelin
    Mrs. Bedwin
    Kajsa Reingardt
    Dr. Grimwig
    Ole Forsberg
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    Ensemble / Cover, Bumble
    Jacob Andréas
    Ensemble / Cover, Charlotte
    Kyra Bergman
    Ensemble
    Markus Christensen
    Ensemble
    Amalie Eggen
    Ensemble
    Alvaro Estrella
    Ensemble / Cover, Noah
    Rasmus Hanák
    Ensemble / Cover, Bet
    Rudina Hatipi
    Ensemble
    Hanna Holmgren
    Ensemble
    Ann Mirro
    Ensemble / Cover, Fagin
    Nils Närman-Svensson
    Ensemble / Cover, Brownlow
    Johan Rudebeck
    Ensemble / Cover, Mrs. Bedwin
    Anna Salonen
    Ensemble / Cover, Nancy
    Micaela Sjöstedt
    Ensemble / Cover, Corney
    Kattis Trollregn
    Ensemble / Cover, Sikes
    Andreas Vilsmyr
    Ensemble / Cover, Mr Sowerberry & Mr Grimwig
    Johan Wennerstrand
    Ensemble
    Pontus Wonkavaara
    Ensemble / Cover, Mrs Sowerberry & Sally
    Lina Zerpe
    Children’s ensemble
    Ivar Afzelius, Theo Axelsson, Theodor Barasin Andersson, Mia Louise Barjasic, Estelle Bengtsson, Febe Bergenkull, Tilda Bergenkull, Alexander Bohre, Saga Borg Högvall, Allie Brehmer, Benjamin Ekenved Jallow, Malin Ellmark, Stina Estling, Filippa Fabo, Joel Fagerlund, Knut Fernström, Joline Forsberg Bruno Fovaeus, Irma Gallardo Linderstål, Alvin Gillberg, Clara Gimenez Bahl, Lova Hallbäck, Vilmer Jendevi, Nathanael Karlsson, Gustav Kjelbye, Theodor Klingstam, Ella Krabbe, Amanda Kurkinen, Jack Lagerström Nilsson, Cornelia Lindström, Jassi Lundberg Singh
    Darius Manzoor, Luka Marinov, Philip Mathiesen, Thelma Modig, Nova Moen, Joshua Nandra, Jonathan Nåfors Dahlin, Beda Odlöw Nyberg, Karin Olsson, Vide Palmgren Berisson, Sofia Reinedahl, Ester Sandnil, Mia Sasaki, Hedwig Signert, Leo Stadelman Andréas, Felix Steffensen, Matilda Stenman, Ada Strandberg, Stina Ström, Alva Sung, Selma Svenner, Julia Sziranyi, Alva Tvete Vik, Jack Ullman, Andrea Waernqvist, Moa Wessberg, Agnes Westin, Tristan Widmark, Elva Vigfusdottir, Iza Wingård, Tim Wingård, Kate Åkervall
    The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
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Oliver!

Musical by Lionel Bart.

Fredrik Benke Rydman’s version of this beloved musical, based on the celebrated novel by Charles Dickens.

Music and text Lionel Bart (1930–1999) based on Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist.

Performed in Swedish. New Swedish translation Ulricha Johnson.

Excerpts from Oliver! Recorded during the Season Concert 2019

The homeless orphan Oliver Twist has a very hard life, cast around like a worthless token between people and situations. Each time he gets a break, the glimmer of hope is extinguished, casting him back into the depths of despair. Yet even in the depths he finds warmth and kindness: Nancy, the “tart with a heart”, and Fagin – pragmatist, survivor and master pickpocket. Can Oliver trust anyone?

Fredrik Benke Rydman, the acclaimed founder of the ground-breaking dance company Bounce, has a string of successes to his name. With his background in street dance and his unwavering belief in children’s abilities, he’s the perfect choice to add a new dimension to Lionel Bart’s poignant musical. Benke Rydman and his team cleverly reveal the vast chasm between children’s and adults’ perspectives. It’s a world infused with crackling energy, imaginative freedom and stunning dance performances. In the lead up to ”Oliver!, 100 children aged 6 to 11 have participated in a year-long ”Oliver School” run at the Göteborg Opera – with free classes in song, dance and acting. Sixty of these children divided into three groups will perform in the production; among them the two main roles Oliver and Dodger.

The world premiere of ”Oliver!” took place in London’s West End in 1960. The film version of the musical won 6 Oscars in 1969. The songs include Food Glorious Food, Consider yourself, I'd do anything, You've got to pick a pocket or two, Oom-pah-pah and Where is love?  
Get ready ... for ”Oliver!”

“Oliver! is a fantastic musical, now presented for the first time in Gothenburg. It puts children center stage and is characterized by a raw nerve, wit and street energy that is typical for both London and Gothenburg.”Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director Opera/Drama 2013–June 2019

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84 performances. Runs until 26 april 2020.

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Upcoming shows

September 2019

Sat 14/9
18:00
Main Stage 
Fri 20/9
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 21/9
15:00
Main Stage 
Sat 21/9
19:30
Main Stage 
Sun 22/9
16:00
Main Stage 
Wed 25/9
19:00
Main Stage 
Fri 27/9
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 28/9
15:00
Main Stage 
Sat 28/9
19:30
Main Stage 

October 2019

Tue 1/10
11:30
Main Stage 
School performance
Book: gruppbiljetter@opera.se
Thu 3/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Private performance
Not available for purchase
Fri 4/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 5/10
18:00
Main Stage 
Sun 6/10
16:00
Main Stage 
Wed 9/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 12/10
18:00
Main Stage 
Sun 13/10
13:30
Main Stage 
Wed 16/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Thu 17/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 19/10
15:00
Main Stage 
Sat 19/10
19:30
Main Stage 
Sun 20/10
16:00
Main Stage 
Tue 22/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Fri 25/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 26/10
15:00
Main Stage 
Thu 31/10
19:00
Main Stage 

November 2019

Sun 3/11
18:00
Main Stage 
Thu 7/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Fri 8/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Fri 15/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 16/11
15:00
Main Stage 
Sat 16/11
19:30
Main Stage 
Fri 22/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Sun 24/11
18:00
Main Stage 
Fri 29/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 30/11
15:00
Main Stage 
Sat 30/11
19:30
Main Stage 

December 2019

Wed 4/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Private performance
Not available for purchase
Fri 6/12
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 28/12
13:30
Main Stage 
Sat 28/12
18:00
Main Stage 
Tue 31/12
18:00
Main Stage 

January 2020

Fri 10/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Wed 15/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Fri 17/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 18/1
18:00
Main Stage 
Wed 22/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Fri 24/1
19:00
Main Stage 
Sat 25/1
15:00
Main Stage 
Sat 25/1
19:30
Main Stage 
Sun 26/1
16:00
Main Stage 
Wed 29/1
11:30
Main Stage 
School performance
Book: gruppbiljetter@opera.se

February 2020

Sun 2/2
18:00
Main Stage 
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Fri 7/2
19:00
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Sat 8/2
15:00
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Sat 8/2
19:30
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Sun 9/2
18:00
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Thu 13/2
19:00
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Sat 15/2
18:00
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Sun 16/2
16:00
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Thu 20/2
19:00
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Fri 21/2
19:00
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Sat 22/2
15:00
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Sat 22/2
19:30
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Wed 26/2
19:00
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Private performance
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Fri 28/2
19:00
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Sat 29/2
15:00
Main Stage 
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Sat 29/2
19:30
Main Stage 
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March 2020

Sat 14/3
18:00
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Wed 18/3
19:00
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Fri 20/3
19:00
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Sat 21/3
15:00
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Sat 21/3
19:30
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Fri 27/3
19:00
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Sat 28/3
13:30
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Sat 28/3
18:00
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Tue 31/3
19:00
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April 2020

Fri 3/4
19:00
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Sat 11/4
16:00
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Wed 15/4
19:00
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Fri 17/4
19:00
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Thu 23/4
19:00
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Fri 24/4
19:00
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Sat 25/4
18:00
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Sun 26/4
16:00
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