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Opera. Carl Unander-Scharin is one of Sweden’s most experienced opera composers, and has had several successes with, amongst others, the Royal Swedish Opera and the Vadstena Academy.

Opera in two acts by CARL UNANDER-SCHARIN (f 1964). Libretto by Alexander Ahndoril

For this season he will be The Göteborg Opera’s composer in residence, commissioned to write the opera Sömnkliniken, based on an original text by Alexander Ahndoril.

In its thriller format Sömnkliniken revolves around today’s problems of lack of sleep and exhaustion. The work has been written for seven singers and ten musicians, and Ellen Trømborg, after her education as a director of opera, brings her first production to the stage.


  • Genre: Opera
  • Season: 2008/2009
  • First show: 27 Feb 2009
  • Last show: 22 Mar 2009
  • Location:

    Small Stage

  • Length: approx. 2 h 35 min. incl. interval
  • Info:Göteborg Opera Small Stage


Conductor   Martin Andersson
Director   Ellen Trømborg
Set Design and Light Design   Lars Östbergh
Costume Design   Anna Ardelius

Role list

Isabella   Kristina Hansson
Gunnar   Mats Persson
Jim   Karl Rombo
Doktor Grind   Peter Loguin
Otto / Jesper   Linus Flogell
Patricia / Lotta   Susanna Sundberg
Liselott / Maria-Lucia   Erika Andersson