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Published 6 April 2018

European Opera Day, 5 May 2018

For the twelfth year in a row, opera houses all over Europe are laying on exciting activities with that little bit extra to celebrate the art of opera. This year’s theme is Where the Past Meets the Future. The Göteborg Opera will be celebrating with an opera marathon, special effects, open rehearsals and guided tours. We look forward to seeing you!

Programme 5 May - free entry!

10:30am
The opera house, the café, the box office and Opera Shop open. The foyer hosts a mini costume exhibition, showing scene clothing from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

10:45 – 11:30am     
Guided tour
, meeting point outside the box office. 
This event is now fully booked.

11.00 – 11.30am
Open rehearsal of the opera The Monster in the Maze. The ensemble of nearly 180 people of different ages – both professional singers and amateur singers from all across the age spectrum – will rehearse together with the chorus master, director and choreographer. The final rehearsal in the rehearsals room before the ensemble takes the step up and starts rehearsing on the Main Stage. The Small Stage dress circle. Standing room only. Limited places available.

11:45am – 12:30pm   
Guided tour, meeting point outside the box office. 
This event is now fully booked.

12:00 — ca 3pm   
Opera Marathon in the foyer. A musical journey through four centuries of musical drama, with arias, duets and ensembles from 17th century Monteverdi operas to modern day Adès. Participation from singers (soloists and chorus singers) and musicians. The Göteborg Opera’s dramaturgist Göran Gademan will present the program. The concert lasts for three hours, and you, the audience, are free to come and go as you please.

1:15 – 2pm     
Guided tour
, meeting point outside the box office. 
This event is now fully booked.

2:00 – 2:30pm   
Open rehearsal of the opera The Monster in the Maze. The ensemble of nearly 180 people of different ages – both professional singers and amateur singers from all across the age spectrum – will rehearse together with the choirmaster, director and choreographer. The final rehearsal in the rehearsals room before the ensemble takes the step up and starts rehearsing on the Main Stage. The Small Stage dress circle. Standing room only. Limited places available.

3:00 – 3:30pm   
Wow! Special effects – Advanced technology or pure magic? Theatre technician Roman Lindqvist will be here to show and tell. The meeting point is outside the box office. 
This event is now fully booked.

3:30 – 4pm   
Wow! Special effects – Advanced technology or pure magic?
This event is now fully booked.

The Göteborg Opera Café will be open 10.30am – 4pm.
The Göteborg Opera Restaurant opens at 4pm.


All events above are free of charge. Subject to change. Read more about the European Opera Days here.

Ordinary programme 5 May – not part of the European Opera Days:

5:00 – 5:30pm   Introduction to Boris Godunov on the Small Stage. Free admission.
6:00 – 8:15pm    Boris Godunov, Main stage 

Contact us

Christina Nilssons Gata, 411 04 Göteborg
Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
Ticket office & Restaurant 031–13 13 00

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