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Opera: Productions

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.

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L’Impresario in Angustie and Suor Angelica

L’Impresario in Angustie and Suor Angelica

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

 

Opera Collage

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.

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The Making of Dido and Aeneas
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The Making of Dido and Aeneas part 2
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The Making of Dido and Aeneas part 3
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The Making of Dido and Aeneas part 4

Chamber Opera: A Fairytale

WITH students from the opera programme
DIRECTOR Linda Mallik
SET DESIGN/COSTUME Lili Riksén
COMPOSER Ned Rorem
PERFORMANCES 25, 26, 27 April 2018

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Chamber Opera Trailer
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Opera singers posing around a table

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

Shut Up And Sing!

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