Guide to Göteborg Opera

The Goteborg Opera, exterior © Ingmar Jernberg
The Goteborg Opera, exterior
© Ingmar Jernberg
November 2017
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« We aim to tear down the barriers that make opera seem unapproachable, to make sure that thrilling music theatre and opera are accessible to anybody who is interested to join us. »
Stephen Langridge, artistic director
« Jede Geste der Figuren, jeder Atemzug der Sänger erzählt vom unausweichlichen Leid unserer Heldin. »
Katharina Hogrefe, review on 28 February 2016
The Göteborg Opera was inaugurated in 1994 and is to be found next to Lilla Bommen in the Göteborg harbour. Here opera, dance and musicals are performed under the same roof

When architect Jan Izikowitz was drawing the opera house he found inspiration in the world of opera. But also in the splendid fairytale landscape surrounding Gothenburg harbour. Silhouettes of ships, hulls, wind-filled sails, bridges and harbour cranes can be seen in the architecture of the building.

The Göteborg Opera has 250,000 visitors per year and about 270 performances are given on the different stages. Several international stars have visited the opera house through the years. Nina Stemme, Peter Mattei and Katarina Dalayman are a few of them.

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GothenburgThe Phantom of the Opera

Lloyd Webber: The Phantom of the Opera
Göteborg Opera; Sofie Asplund; Frida Engström; Liina Vosa; Göteborg Opera Orchestra

GothenburgThe Seven Deadly Sins & Gianni Schicchi

Weill, Puccini
Antony Hermus; David Radok; Göteborg Opera; Alexander Hanson; Lars-Åke Thessman; Edda Magnason; Alexander Grove

GothenburgDamien Jalet and Icon

Damien Jalet; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; GöteborgsOperans Danskompani; Göteborg Opera Orchestra


Bellini: Norma
Giancarlo Andretta; Stéphane Braunschweig; Göteborg Opera; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck; Katarina Karnéus; Ida Falk Winland

GothenburgTwelfth Night Concert and Ball

Göteborg Opera

GothenburgLa Serva Padrona and The Telephone

Pergolesi, Menotti
Joakim Kallhed; Mattias Ermedahl; Göteborg Opera; Gunnar Ekman; Carolina Sandgren; Åke Zetterström
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Figaro returns to Gothenburg

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

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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Mozart's Idomeneo: a step of evolution in Göteborg

Idomeneo is still something of a 'Cinderella' among Mozart's operas, yet Graham Vick is about to direct it for the third time. What draws him back to it?