Published 31 March 2019
Season 2019/2020 is here!
Capture the magic, before it's too late.
Season 2019/2020 will be extra special. Opera blockbusters like Die Walküre, La bohème, Tosca and Carmen. The beloved musical Oliver! Yoann Bourgeois and dance-icon Ohad Naharin. And much, much more!
Capture the magic, before it’s too late.
Secure the season’s best experiences.
Season 2019/2020 will be a season brimming with passion, drama and magic to look forward to and remember long after.
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Curious about the coming season?
Mini introduction to Season 2019/2020
1 & 2 April
In the foyer, start every 30 mins between 12.00 noon and 2.30pm.
At the piano: Daniel Olmarker, presenter.
23 April 7.00pm, Main Stage
Singers, musicians and dancers fill the stage for a magnificent programme of hand-picked favourites from the coming season. Not to be missed!
Free admission, limited seating.
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Gothenburg Culture Festival at the Göteborg Opera
6, 8 & 9 August 2018
On 6 August GöteborgsOperans Danskompani begin the new season with a performance. On 8 and 9 August soloists, musical artists and the Göteborg Opera Orchestra fill the stage for a performance of fantastic and tempting samples from the new season.
Fri entré med biljett. Begränsat antal platser.
More information about ticket release for these performances will be published at the link below shortly.
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Le nozze di Figaro
Love, intrigue and utter confusion. Mozart’s brilliant, complex and utterly human comedy contains power struggles and class conflicts served on a platter of lust, joy and forgiveness. All in harmony with Mozart’s ageless music.
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”Opera at its very best.” DN. Carmen personifies independence and passion: she is wild, fearless, voracious. When she throws her rose to Don José, thus commences a relationship that will end in tragedy.
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Der Ring des Nibelungen:
Film screening of Das Rheingold
No downfall is as sweet and sublime as in Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen. The first Ring Cycle ever performed in Gothenburg had its premiere in autumn 2018. One opera in the cycle will be performed each year, with the final opera in the cycle scheduled for 2021. We invite you to prepare for Die Walküre by watching our screening of Das Rhinegold, recorded in 2018.
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Die WalkürePowerful, defiant, vulnerable. Die Walküre is a tender love story so deep it defies all conventions and appeases the gods. Evan Rogister, Principal Conductor of Washington National Opera, will conduct all operas in the Ring Cycle. The director is Stephen Langridge, the Göteborg Opera’s Artistic Director for Opera/Drama 2013–2019.
Once, we were all going to live forever. Puccini’s La bohème is easy to love. In four short acts, he captures the recklessness of youth, where it blossoms, wilts and dies. Hope and despair stand side-by-side.
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Così fan tutte
Who takes whom in Mozart’s comedy? Mozart's fast-paced Così fan tutte is a comedy of mistaken identities in which, as part of a bet, two young sisters are fooled into being unfaithful to their boyfriends. Who will win the bet, and who will win love?
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Death in Venice
When you’re staring into the abyss. While in Venice, the famous writer Gustav von Aschenbach becomes fascinated with a young boy in a way that conflicts with his own grandiose self-image. Bit by bit, his self-image falls to pieces while Venice, and finally the writer himself, succumb to cholera. Britten’s last opera, based on Thomas Mann’s novel.
This production has unfortunately been cancelled.
When prayers cannot help. A passionate emotional triangle with the feel of a thriller, depicting a single day over three acts. It connects with audiences on a deeply emotional level, presenting an incredibly strong heroine and a truly cruel villain in the lead roles, performed with heart-rendingly beautiful Puccini melodies.
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Contagious dance. Ohad Naharin’s vigorous Naharin’s Virus is a softly flowing and playful dance, interjected with powerful, almost violent solos. Guy Weizman’s and Roni Haver’s new creation Love promises to be wildly aesthetic and alive, a frenzied pursuit of love as a cure for loneliness in a superficial world, where everything has a price.
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Autodance & Solo Echo
Two dance extravaganzas in one evening. Sharon Eyal’s Autodance is hypnotic dance with edgy attitude. Den gripande Love, loss and acceptance are at the heart of Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite’s stunning dance piece Solo Echo. Three shows only!
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“So damn ingenious it makes you weak at the knees” BT. Don’t miss the chance to see this smash hit by choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkoaui. Two performances only!
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BeyondMagnetic dance at the highest level. Astounding magic and poetic dance that will move you to tears. The choreographer, acrobat and dancer Yoann Bourgeois’ creations have soul and an enormous heart, touching all aspects of what life is about. The duo Wang Ramirez combine styles such as hip hop and popping with martial arts, contemporary dance, physical theatre and acrobatics.
A new, international collaboration between three of the top European dance companies for contemporary dance: GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Holland’s Scapino Ballet and Tanz Mainz of Germany.
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Late Summer Concert
Get ready for opera classics and a taste of the new season when soloists from the Göteborg Opera are accompanied by Assistant Director Opera/Drama Anders Ottosson on piano. Dramaturgist Göran Gademan guides us through the programme.
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Symphonic Summer Concert
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra on tour with Weber and Brahms.
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Christmas in Skövde
Come and celebrate all the joy of Christmas with us in Skövde! Performing arts for all ages, tasty treats and a friendly atmosphere. Find out more about the programme on opera.se as Christmas approaches.
Learn more about Christmas in Skövde
Twelfth Night Concert and Ball
Only the best will do. Experience an unforgettable Twelfth Night, overflowing with fantastic music, food and drink. This Twelfth Night Concert will be a powerful experience, with famous choral pieces from favourite operas and musicals.
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La ville morte
Human blindness and obsession. The Göteborg Opera’s concertante performance will be the second ever performance of this work. The music is impressionistic, with a colourful orchestral palette and rich moods reminiscent of Debussy and Ravel.
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The Blue Planet in Concert, Planet Earth in Concert and Frozen Planet in Concert
Discover the World! The Göteborg Opera becomes a movie theatre when we show the BBC's multiple award-winning natural history TV series about the planet we live on.
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1970 – The Final Concert
The end of an era. With music by Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis and more. The Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 was Jimi Hendrix’s last major performance. Three weeks later, he was dead. Not only was it Hendrix’s last concert, but also the end of an era. In 2020, we celebrate its 50th anniversary with a visual concert where the Isle of Wight Festival is a backdrop for a story of the 1960s.
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For the whole family
Oliver!Musical by Lionel Bart. Fredrik Benke Rydman’s version of this beloved musical, based on the celebrated novel by Charles Dickens. Homeless orphan Oliver Twist has a very hard life. He’s tossed around like a worthless token between people and situations, and each time he gets a break, the glimmer of hope quickly disintegrates, casting him right back into the depths of despair. Yet even at the bottom he finds warmth and kindness, though in questionable forms. Can anyone be trusted? Benke Rydman will bring a world infused with crackling energy, imaginative freedom and stunning dance performances.
Miniscen presents:A new mini musical and ingenious tale for children aged 6 to 8 years, that combines clever humour with great seriousness. Two musicians and two musical artists take children on an inspiring, imaginative journey. Performed in Swedish.
Rachel and the Oracle
A Christmas Carol
Christmas musical based on Dickens’ classic tale. In this rendition, we’re treated to a delightful mix of a festive carnival atmosphere, Stevie Wonder, Silent Night, falling snow and flashing disco lights all within the context of Victorian England. Musical, opera, pop, rap and classic Christmas carols! Performed in Swedish.
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Skapa (which means “Create” in Swedish) is what we call our activities focused on participation and learning. The Skapa project strives to make the performing arts accessible to everyone. Together we produce creative works by, with and for people of all ages, beginners and arts lovers, born and bred Swedes and new arrivals, people with different experience and abilities.
European Choir Games
The Göteborg Opera Children's and Youth Choruses will participate in the European Choir Games Festival Choir, which perform at various locations in and around Gothenburg. Choirs from all parts of Europe will come to the Göteborg Opera to perform together.
3–10 Augusti 2019
Recreate: The Valkyries
Song, music, dance, picture and theatre – Don't miss the Göteborg Opera's Skapa Days!
In September 2019, you’re invited to participate and experience when the Göteborg Opera Children’s Choir and Youth Choir engage in joint activities with Skapa Dans, the Göteborg Opera and Swedish Red Cross International Choir and Kulturskolan Angered. The performances of Vocal Postcard 2.0 and Recreate: The Valkyries, the youth biennial Voices from Angered (Röster från Angered), a lecture by Social Anthropologist Brian Palmer and much more.
During the February school break 2020, we kick Skapa Days off with participative activities and performances for the entire family. Admission free with ticket.
17–22 September 2019 and in 2020 February
The Small Stage and foyer
Inauguration of Future Week (Framtidsveckan)
Two days packed with seminars, discussions and performances on sustainability. We’ll also announce the winner of this year’s prestigious Win Win Gothenburg Sustainability Award.
Future Weeks is a joint collaboration between Win Win Gothenburg Sustainability Award, Studiefrämjandet and Camino magazine.
Admission free with ticket.
30 & 31 October 2019
The Main Stage and Small Stage
In the autumn break, we’ll be opening up the opera house to welcome inquisitive children and their accompanying grown-ups. Peek into rehearsals, try on costumes in the wardrobe department, go on a guided tour behind the scenes and enjoy a lot of other activities too.
Read more about it here on opera.se as the date approaches.
13 February 2020
Summer, summer, summer
Summer concert with the Göteborg Opera Children's and Youth Choruses.
The Small Stage in Göteborg, then on tour to Skövde and elsewhere in Västra Götaland.