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1. The Göteborg Opera reaches a numerous, broad audience. In 2017–2019 we attracted over 300,000 visitors per year, enough to fill Gothenburg’s Ullevi Stadium more than twelve times over.

2. During the 2022/2023 season, the Göteborg Opera will present a total of 453 performances and more than 50 other public activities. 180 of these performances are booked for stages outside the opera house in Gothenburg, in the in Västra Götaland region.

3. Every week, the Göteborg Opera offers free choral activities for about 100 children and young people. This is one of many co-creation Skapa projects that everyone is free to take part in. In 2021, the Göteborg Opera initiated a long-term collaboration with Save the Children, with the aim of giving more people access to culture and the opera house’s activities.

4. The Göteborg Opera has an above-average degree of self-sufficiency for comparable institutions. For performances on the Main Stage, we offer regular tickets from SEK 150, children’s tickets from SEK 75 and discounts for people under 28, students and pensioners, as well as many activities with free admission.

5. The Göteborg Opera strives towards sustainability (economic, environmental and social), equality and diversity. Our restaurant has been awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and we have solar cells on our roof. In our production of “Der Ring des Nibelungen” in 2018–2021, all of our departments worked to identify new solutions for sustainable performing arts – a holistic concept unique across the globe. In 2022, the Göteborg Opera was one of six opera houses in the world to be nominated in the “Sustainability” category in the prestigious International Opera Awards.

6. We have a substantial repertoire, interweaving popular titles with more seldom-seen choices, newly produced pieces with well-known classics. Here, our audiences have the chance to experience musicals, opera, contemporary dance and concerts in performances by both international and Swedish creators.

7. Part of our mission is to show what Västra Götaland has to offer through our international tours. During the 2022/23 season we will meet new audiences in France, Great Britain, Taiwan, South Korea and other countries.

8. The Göteborg Opera has the resources needed to create performing arts of the highest quality. It is the professional home to dozens of soloists, 40 dancers, an orchestra of 86 musicians and a 46-singer strong opera chorus. Set design, costumes, wigs, props and much more are all created in-house in specialised workshops. All in all, a total of 90 professions are represented among our employees, who originate from over 30 different countries.

9. The vast majority of our visitors describe themselves as very satisfied with their experience and their visit when surveyed. Nine out of ten state that they plan to come back within a year.

10. “World-class from top to bottom” (Aftonbladet), “The closest it gets to the West End in Scandinavia” (Norska Dagbladet) and “An impeccable ensemble” (Tanz)*. The Göteborg Opera has received multiple awards, and our shows receive accolades from critics both in and outside Sweden. In 2019, the Göteborg Opera was one of six opera houses in the world to be nominated in the “Opera Company” category in the prestigious International Opera Awards 2019 – known as the Oscars of the opera world.

* referring to the opera Orpheus and Eurydice (2014), the musical Kristina från Duvemåla (2014) and the dance evening S&S (2018).