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Tjolahopp, tjolahej!

Concert. Family concert with music from Astrid Lindgrens fantastic stories.

Astrid Lindgren was not just a writer of fantastic stories; she also wrote the lyrics to all the songs in her plays and films. The music for these songs was composed by some of Sweden's most eminent composers, including Georg Riedel and Jan Johansson. As the grand finale of a season dedicated to children and young people, The Göteborg Opera invites the whole family to an enjoyable concert based on music by Astrid Lindgren . In Tjolahopp, tjolahej! we get to hear music from Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking), Karlsson på taket (Karlsson-on-the-Roof), Ronja Rövardotter (Ronia the Robber's Daughter), Madicken, Saltkråkan (Seacrow Island) and Emil i Lönneberga (Emil of Lönneberga), among others.

Göteborg Opera artist Mia Hjertner, musical artist, director and head of the Youth programme at the Opera, has selected both famous songs and songs rarely performed. Guest soloists perform alongside soloists from the Göteborg Opera, the Göteborg Opera Choir, Children's Choir and Orchestra. The night will be filled with fond memories and new discoveries for both old and young. Alexander Hanson will be conducting.


  • Genre: Concert
  • Season: 2010/2011
  • premiere: 27 May 2011
  • Last show: 29 May 2011
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: Aprox. 1 tim and 50 min, incl. pause


Conductor   Alexander Hansson
Direction   Mia Ringblom Hjertner
Set- and costume design   Lars-Peder Lindström
Light design   Karin Wijk

Takes part

Lars Hjertner, Hanna Brehmer, Nina Ewald, Mattias Ermedahl.
Monica Milocco, Sonny Koroschetz och Kerstin Olsen.
The Göteborg Opera Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
The Göteborg Opera Children's Chorus
The Göteborg Balett