The students in the opera programmes participate in a number of projects during their studies. Here you can browse the latest performances and find cast lists, pictures, programme texts, and more.
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
The final production of the 2022 Master's Programme in Opera is Hansel and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), an opera in two acts with music by Engelbert Humperdinck.
WITH Second year students from the master's programme in opera, first year students from the bachelor's programme in opera and students from the master's programme for symphonic orchestra performance DIRECTOR Mira Bartov CONDUCTOR Henrik Schaefer COMPOSER Engelbert Humperdinck PREMIERE 8 December 2022 PERFORMANCES 11, 12, 15, 16 December 2022.
The bachelor's and master's programmes in opera present two works that together constitute the 2020 final production: Cimarosa's L'Impresario in Angustie and Puccini's Suor Angelica. One is a twisted, but frighteningly realistic parody of what life behind the scenes in an opera house can look like. The second is a short but intense tragedy that takes place in a nunnery.
WITH Third year student BA programme in opera, second year students MA programme in opera and students from the MA programme for symphonic orchestra performance DIRECTOR Mira Bartov CONDUCTOR Henrik Schaefer COMPOSERS Domenico Cimarosa and Giacomo Puccini PREMIERE 4 December 2020 PERFORMANCES 7, 8, 11, 12 December 2020.
Chamber Opera x 2
The opera students in two one-act performances: Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams is based on the play by John Millington Synge and deals with the sea, ghosts and life and death on a small Irish island. Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters is a surrealistic murder mystery by Ned Rorem and Gertrud Stein.
DIRECTOR: Ola Hörling. MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Lars-Göran Dahl and Mikael Kjellgren. PARTICIPATING OPERA STUDENTS: Jakob Antonér, Ingrid Berg, Elin Jakobsson, Viktor Johansson, Amanda Lodding, Eric Schoeffler, Anna Ström, Sally Svensson, Jenny Viklund.
PERFORMANCES: 5, 6, 7 and 8 May 2020
DIRECTING SUPERVISOR: Mira Bartov PIANIST: Magnus Ricklund PERFORMANCES: 13-15 May 2020. With the first year opera students
Dido and Aeneas
Purcell's opera in a new yet old version.
WITH students at the opera education, University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and students from the world music education DIRECTOR: William Relton CONDUCTOR: Henrik Schaefer SET DESIGN / COSTUME: Lili Riksén COMPOSERS: Henry Purcell, Paula of Malmborg Ward SOLOISTS: Kajsa Lindberg, Julia Wincent, Sofia Newkumet, Johanna Fredriksson, Emma Johansson, Sara Norrback Carlsson, Julia Andersson PREMIERE: 8 Dec 2018 PERFORMANCES: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15 Dec 2018
The Making of Dido and Aeneas
During the production of the opera Dido and Aeneas in the autumn of 2018, a documentary was filmed in four parts. We follow Sara, opera student from Sweden, Lisa, orchestra student from France and Raphael, composition student from Hong Kong from the first rehearsals until the premiere. Watch the videos below.
WITH students from the opera programme DIRECTOR Linda Mallik SET DESIGN/COSTUME Lili Riksén COMPOSER Ned Rorem PERFORMANCES 25, 26, 27 April 2018
Chamber Opera Trailer
A Century in Two Acts
Paul Hindemith: The Long Christmas Dinner
Joseph Haydn: The Apothecary WITH students from the opera programme and University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra DIRECTOR Nils Spangenberg CONDUCTOR Henrik Schaefer SET DESIGN AND COSTUME Lili Riksén PREMIERE 8 December 2017 PERFORMANCES 7 (dress rehearsal), 8, 11, 12, 15, 16 December 2017
Antonio Salieri: Prima la musica poi le parole
Richard Strauss: Förspel till Ariadne på Naxos WITH students from the opera programme and University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra DIRECTOR Mattias Palm CONDUCTOR Henrik Schaefer CONCEPTUAL DIRECTOR Staffan Aspegren SET DESIGN AND COSTUME Marcus Olson PREMIERE 4 December 2015