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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Gothenburg

Home to Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, (the National Orchestra of Sweden) and a stunning Opera House on the water's edge, Gothenburg has a great deal to offer musically. And if you're interested in food, it also offers a surprising number of Michelin starred restaurants too.
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GothenburgChristmas in the Hall

Traditional: Christmas carols
Gothenburg Symphony; Gothenburg Symphony Choir

GothenburgSagas

Gothenburg Symphony; Emil Eliasson; Orvar Säfström; Gothenburg Symphony Choir

GothenburgThe Nutcracker and I

GothenburgRichard Strauss' A Hero's Life

MacMillan, Strauss R.
Gothenburg Symphony; Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Lawrence Power

GothenburgA Soaring Eagle

Eötvös, Bartók
Gothenburg Symphony; Péter Eötvös; Ernst Simon Glaser

GothenburgGageego with Peter Eötvös

Zivkovic, Eötvös, Ligeti
Péter Eötvös; Gageego
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Rouvali brings Kullervo to Gothenburg

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
Sibelius' Kalevala-inspired epic is given the full treatment by the Orphei Drängar choir and the Gothenburg Symphony in Santtu-Matias Rouvali's inaugural concert as Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony.
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Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra's tour to the acoustically excellent Göteborgs konserthus in Sweden for a concert of Sibelius, Strauss and Thorvaldsdóttir was an obvious success, demonstrating an orchestral sound that deserves to be heard abroad more often. 
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Figaro returns to Gothenburg

Sofie Asplund (Susanna) and Markus Schwartz (Figaro) © Mats Bäcker | Göteborgs Operan
Gothenburg Opera's revival under the baton of Leo Hussain shone with a harmonious cast in a timeless staging.
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Notorious: world première in Gothenburg

Michael Weinius (Alex) and Katarina Karnéus (Madame Sebastian) © Mats Bäcker | Göteborgs Operan
When one of the most sought-after sopranos of our time slips into the role of her most famous countrywoman, the foundations for an eventful evening of opera have already been laid. The Swedish world première Notorious, after Alfred Hitchcock's film of the same title, shows in an all-round successful production that contemporary opera can have a promising future.
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Songs from the heart

Lisa Larsson © Merlijn Doomernik
Antonello Manacorda, the Gothenburg Symphony and Lisa Larsson show that the most beautiful route from Germany to America is the one via Sweden.
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Harlequin would be laughing at this La Cenerentola

Gaia Petrone (Angelina) © Mats Bäcker
Wonderful costumes, sublime comic timing, beautiful playing and world class singing.  A 5* production of La Cenerentola at the Gothneburg Opera.
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