Malmö Opera Announces 2023-24 Season

By David Salazar

Malmö Opera has announced its 2023-24 season.

The first opera on the slate is “Don Giovanni.” Wolfgang Wengentroth conducts a production by Paul-Émile Fourny. The opera stars Jacques Imbrailo, Henning von Schulman, Joel Annmo, Matilda Sterby, Rachael Wilson, Linnea Nordenback, Viktoria Karlsson, Taras Schtonda, and Nikoli Elsberg.

Performance Dates: Oct. 7 – Dec. 17, 2023

David Niemann conducts Mozart’s “Requiem.” Örjan Andersson choreographs the production.

Performance Dates: Oct. 28 – Nov. 11, 2023 

Rusty Magee and Billy Aronson’s “Flurry Tale” will be directed by Marie Parker Shaw. The work stars Anton Ljungqvist, Annie Fredriksson, Klara Ek, Rickard Söderberg, and Magnus Lindegård.

Performance Dates: Dec. 16, 2023 – Feb. 4, 2024

Sofia Jupither directs a production of “Turandot” starring Anne Derouard, Daniel Johansson, Solen Mainguené-Grünkorn, Kine Sandtrø, and Mariano Buccino.

Performance Dates: Feb. 3 – April 21, 2024

Next up is Jonas Forssell and Ariel Dorfman’s “Death and the Maiden.” Tobias Theorell conducts a production starring Julia Sporsén, Fredrik Zetterström, and Dimitris Paksoglou.

Performance Dates: May 18 – June 9, 2024

Malmö on Tour 

The company will also go on tour, kicking things off with a presentation showcasing tenor Fredrik Hagerberg.

Performance Date: August 17 – Sept. 17, 2023

That will be followed up by Ture Rangstruom and August Strindberg’s “Kronbruden,” starring Ella Morin, Fabian Düberg, Linnea Andreassen, Linnea Andreassen, and Maria Streijffert. Elena Jordan conducts a production by Åsa Kalmér.

Performance Date: Sept. 9 – Dec. 3, 202

Malmö Opera on a Truck will also present an opera to be determined.

Performance Date: May 31 – June 18, 2024


The company will present a production of “Sherlock and the Singer” by Lars Ljungberg and Maria Sundqvist. Annika Bjelk conducts and Johan Hwatz directs. The opera stars Tor Lind, Elin Eriksson, Ola Heinpalu, and Theodor Uggla.

Performance Date: Nov. 4 – Dec. 3, 2023

Then comes the world premiere of “Nalle Havsöga” by Tania Naranjo and Sofia Westerlund. Hillevi Björnsson directs.

Performance Date: April 6 – May 4, 2024


Here is the rundown of the concerts on offer:

Concerts with Malmö Opera Orchestra

November 3, 2023 Mozart in Variations – Eötvös, Mozart, Reger

February 9, 2024 Vienna 1900 – Mahler, Strauss, Zemlinsky

April 12, 2024 Praise to Life – Poulenc and Shostakovich 

Concerts (on the main stage unless otherwise specified)

August 11, 12, 13, 2023, Brothers, Copenhagen Opera Festival (Malmö Opera Orchestra only)

August 24 in Lund, August 25 in Copenhagen, 2023, Requiem (Malmö Opera Choir only)

September 2, 3, 2023, Sing-along with the Opera, on tour

September 2, 2023, Sing-along for children, in the foyer

September 8, 2023, Resonance in St. Johannes Church – Barber, Mozart, Schubert in St. Johannes Church

May 9, 2024, String Duel with the Cultural Schools

May 30, 2024, Flower Concert

June 4, 2024, We are opera with the Cultural Schools

June 8, 2024, Sing-along for children in the foyer