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Twelfth Night Concert and Ball 2013

Concert. Start 2013 with us! Grand concert and ball on the Main Stage!

Foto: Joakim Hovrevik

We wish you a warm welcome to The Göteborg Opera ball evening! Last season, a throng of around a thousand found their way to this enormously popular event that includes everything you could wish for in a real winter festival. The welcome drink in the foyer is followed by a magnificent concert featuring invited star vocalists and The Göteborg Opera Orchestra in party mood.

In the interval, the Main Stage is transformed into a glittering ballroom, ready for the intoxicating dancing. The ball is opened by The Göteborg Opera’s Viennese orchestra, followed by a big band and vocalist.

Between dances, you can wander round and rejoice at the people in their party attire, wearing everything from the finest evening gowns to the coolest miniskirts, caftans, folk costumes or sophisticated vintage party dresses, kilts or dark lounge suits.

You can pre-book a three-course meal in The Opera Bar and The Göteborg Opera Restaurant. In our cafés, which like the Restaurant are open all evening, you can buy everything from fine drinks to snack meals, as well as coffee and pastries.

Concert Program

Two shining stars will be enchanting us during the evening's introductory Twelfth Night Concert. Soprano Carolina Sandgren, acclaimed soloist at The Göteborg Opera, seen most recently in Lady Macbeth from Mzensk and The Magic Flute and during the autumn in Pearls from the Stage on its regional tour. She is accompanied by Philip Jalmelid, currently playing the Russian Anatoly in Chess in Swedish – a role for which he has been given a brilliant reception by critics and audiences alike. The Göteborg Opera Orchestra will play under the direction of Nick Davies, who has most recently been guest conductor in West Side Story, during the 2011/2012 season.


Concert & ball Including welcome drink, concert and ball at the Main Stage SEK 425-595.

Youth Prices
Up to age 20, you pay 50 % of the prices. Up to age 28, you pay 75 % of the prices. Students with a CSN and Mecenat card pay 75 % of the prices. The youth and student prices only applies to tickets for the concert & ball.

Dancing Lessons

Dancing lessons Learn the basics of foxtrot and the Viennese waltz. The Göteborg Opera's Twelfth Night concert and ball is attended by a broad spectrum of people. Some people know every step of the dance while others discover the steps as they go along. Last year's lessons were very popular and, this year too, we are going to be giving a number of lessons in the foxtrot and the Viennese waltz. You will have the chance here to learn the basics (or brush up on your skills). Advance booking only

The dancing lessons will be provided at the Small Stage on four occasions on 2 and 3 January, at 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm and 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm. Must be booked in advance, on +46 (0)31 13 13 00. SEK 100 per person and occasion.

Twelfth Night Menu

Three-course menu The Göteborg Opera restaurant, seated


The menu will be served before the concert in The Göteborg Opera Restaurant and must be booked in advance. The restaurant opens at 5.00 pm.

Lobster cocktail with an oyster and shallot vinaigrette.

Main course
Grilled veal entrecôte with potato rösti flavoured with parmesan and rosemary, spring roll filled with veal sweetbread and panchetta served with a lemon and red wine sauce.

Raspberry and yoghurt pastry with chocolate curd and pistachio nuts.

SEK 695

Three-course Gourmet platter Opera Bar, seated


The menu is served in the Opera Bar before the performance and must be booked in advance. The Opera Bar opens at 5.00 pm.

Lobster cocktail with an oyster and shallot vinaigrette.

Gourmet platter
Duck liver terrine with Sauterne-poached sultanas Västerbotten pie with Lake Vänern whitefish roe caviar Goat's cheese terrine with honey-roast walnuts and deep-fried parsley Smoked fillet of beef with cep cream and deep-fried shallot.

Raspberry and yoghurt pastry with chocolate curd and pistachio nuts.

SEK 595

Tapas platter The Göteborg Opera Café

The platter is served in The Göteborg Opera Café before and after the concert and must be booked in advance. NB! No seating. The Göteborg Opera Café opens at 5.30 pm.

Tapas platter
Serrano ham and choritzo Marinated olives and globe artichoke Manchego Shellfish with roasted sweet pepper and chilli Dinner rolls & grissini breadsticks.

SEK 259

After the concert the restaurant, café and bars will be open for light refreshments. Prebooking is not possible. Limited amount of seating available.


  • Restaurant and Opera Bar open at 5.00 pm for guests who have booked in advance.
  • The café opens at 6.00 pm.
  • Welcome drink served from 6.45 pm.
  • The concert starts at 7.30 pm.
  • The evening will conclude at 1.00 am.
  • Note that all menus must be booked in advance.


  • Genre: Concert
  • Season: 2012/2013
  • First show: 5 Jan 2013
  • Last show: 5 Jan 2013
  • Location:

    Main Stage

Takes part

Conductor   Nick Davies
Vocal soloist   Carolina Sandgren
Vocal soloist   Philip Jalmelid
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
The Göteborgs Opera Viennese Orchestra
Conductor   Dieter Schöning
Stardust Big Swing Band
Conductor   Jan Eliasson
Vocalist   Hayati Kafe
Vocalist   Anna Werner
Vocalist   Karin Funk
Vocalist   Karolina Krigsman
Vocalist   Elinor Nilsson
Vocalist   Niklas Säwström