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Press releases

8 November 2018

Das Rheingold – the journey towards Götterdämmerung finally begins


For the first time, Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle is coming to Gothenburg. Four productions over four years, with the premiere of Das Rheingold on Saturday 17 November. Here are four reasons why this is big news:

10 October 2018

The Göteborg Opera commissions major opera by composer Paula af Malmborg Ward and librettist Kerstin Perski


A new Swedish opera commissioned by The Göteborg Opera promises a fascinating story that rumbles right into contemporary life. When a highly regarded surgeon manipulates their surroundings, questions start being asked: How far can lies take someone, and what do you do when someone close to you is a mythomaniac?

4 October 2018

Dust to dust: New world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and first collaboration with Crystal Pite


The dance evening Dust to Dust presents the work of two choreographers at the top of their game. In the world premiere of Stoic, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents the follow-up to his hugely successful pieces Noetic and Icon. In addition, the event marks the Swedish premiere of Crystal Pite’s beautiful Solo Echo.

10 August 2018

The Göteborg Opera’s Stephen Langridge appointed new Artistic Director for Glyndebourne


Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director Opera/Drama at the Göteborg Opera, has been appointed new Artistic Director for the prestigious opera company Glyndebourne. He will remain at the Göteborg Opera until summer 2019.

– The Göteborg Opera is remarkable in every sense, and I’ve truly loved my five years here. The Glyndebourne assignment is probably the only job that I would even consider leaving the Göteborg Opera for, Stephen Langridge says.

8 August 2018

Gothenburg’s Culture Festival and EuroPride: concerts and celebrated dance – free admission


During Gothenburg’s Culture Festival and EuroPride between the 14th and 19th of August, the Göteborg Opera presents several programmes – all free of charge. GöteborgsOperans Danskompani perform the praised dance piece Untitled black. Soloists, musical artists, the Göteborg Operan’s Chorus and Orchestra perform highlights from the coming season.

Also: the family show Hansel & Gretel’s Opera Adventure, and as a part of EuroPride, the concert A Tribute to Bernstein: 100 Years.

20 April 2018

Regarding our collaboration with director Peter Konwitschny


In connection to the preparatory rehearsal of the opera Boris Godunov on Tuesday, April 17, there was a conflict between Peter Konwitschny and co-workers around the stage. Konwitschny acted in a manner which contravenes with the Göteborg Opera's view regarding how we work together and how to express oneself among co-workers. The following day, the project management had a conversation with him, and the management at the Göteborg Opera chose to terminate the cooperation.

12 March 2018

The Ring, the Hunchback, Avemo and Larbi: We reveal our next season!


The eco-friendly end of the world in Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame – The Musical with high-tech set design and some of the audience seated on the stage. Kerstin Avemo alone on stage, fabulous Mozart and Puccini, and a world first by Frida Andrée and Selma Lagerlöf.

On top of all that, there are new dance works by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Marina Mascarell and Jo Strømgren. First encounters with exciting choreographers Hofesh Shechter and Crystal Pite. International tours and a brand new dance festival.

This is the Göteborg Opera’s 2018/2019 season.

21 February 2018

World premiere for new creations by Sharon Eyal and Sang Jijia


Explosive, communicative, minimalistic and extravagant. World premiere S & S 3rd of March presents new dance creations by acclaimed choreographers Sharon Eyal and Sang Jijia. Performed by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, that recently have received two prestigious national awards.

16 January 2018

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani awarded with prestigious national critics’ award


It is with great pride and joy we announce that GöteborgsOperans Danskompani has been awarded The Swedish Theatre Critics’ Association’s Dance Prize 2017, following a vote among the country’s theatre and dance critics. This is the first time the prize has been awarded to a whole dance company.

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