Katarina Karnéus, Malin Byström, Luthando Qave & Matilda Sterby Lead Göteborg Opera’s 2024-25 Season

Sweden’s Göteborg Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera Katarina Giotas headlines Bizet’s “Carmen” with Joachim Bäckström, Adam Frandsen, Luthando Qave, and Matilda Sterby. Aivis Greters and Martyna Szymcza alternate at the pit. Performance Dates: August 24-Oct. 12, 2024 Michael Weinius and Tomas Lind lead Verdi’s “Otello” with Jens Søndergaard, Adam Frandsen, Julia Sporsén, Carolina Sandgren, and Ann-Kristin Jones. Vincenzo Milletarì conducts the production by Rafael {…}

Göteborg Opera Announces 2022-23 Season

Sweden’s Göteborg Opera has announced its 2022-23 season. The season opens with “The Bartered Bride” starring Mattias Ermedahl, Carolina Sandgren, Matilda Sterby, Anders Lorentzoson, and Katarina Giotas. Alevtina Ioffe and Jirí Rozen alternate conducting duties while Mellika Melouani Melani directs. Performance Date: Sept 17 – Oct. 25, 2022 Next up is “Rigoletto” starring Davide Giusti, Ólafur Sigurdarson, Ida Fak, Mats {…}

Daniel Brenna & Ingela Brimberg Lead Göteborg Opera’s ‘Siegfried’ Online Edition

(Credits: Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe official website / Malin Arnesson) The Göteborg Opera will premiere Wagner’s opera “Siegfried,”  the third installment of Gothenburg’s four-year Ring cycle project. Wagner’s famed masterwork will star Dan Karlström as Mime, Olafur Sigurdarson in the role of Alberich, Mats Almgren as Fafner, Hege Høisæter in the role of Erda, Sofie Asplund as the Woodbird, Ingela Brimberg {…}

Daniel Brenna & Katarina Karnéus Highlight Göteborg Opera’s 2020-21 Season

The Göteborg Opera has announced its 2020-21 season, which features one world premiere and a number of new productions. Here is a look:Puccini’s “La Bohème” opens the 2020-21 season featuring a cast that includes Ida Falk Winland, Jung Soo Yun, Luthando Qave, and Sofie Asplund. Henrik Schaefer conducts the production. Performance Dates: August 30-Sept. 20, 2020 Offenbach’s “Champagne Tears” gets a {…}

Gothenburg Opera’s Premiere of ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ Interrupted Twice

There was a plethora of drama during the performance of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “I Pagliacci” at Gothenburg Opera on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. During the opening performance of Damiano Michieletto’s new production, Italian conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi had to stop the performance of “Cavalleria Rusticana” not once, but twice because of separate incidents with indisposed persons in the audience. Approximately {…}