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Porträtt av Nina Stemme

Grandi voci

Recitals concerts with grand voices, including Nina Stemme.

  • Length

    Varies per concert. See below.

  • When

    28 Nov 2021

  • Where

    Göteborg Opera, Main Stage

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  • Price

    150–450 kr

  • Accessibility

Ticket release 28 Oct, 10am

Experience great voices (grandi voci) up close. We open this planned series of recitals performed by opera stars with the world’s leading dramatic soprano, Swedish court singer Nina Stemme.

No other type of performance offers such a complete and close-range encounter with the singer as an art song recital. Each song is a microcosm that encapsulates an entire world or a compelling life experience. The range of moods and atmospheres is infinite and can include songs spanning different eras, styles and countries. The singer usually chooses the repertoire in consultation with the pianist, so the audience is treated to a highly personal portrait. Just experiencing the interplay between a singer and a skilled pianist often makes the concert a worthwhile experience.

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Göteborg Opera’s Main Stage to meet some of the world’s greatest singers. With a grand piano in front of the safety curtain, the sound can be reflected perfectly, making the acoustics full and intimate at the same time. Opening this planned series is the world’s leading dramatic soprano, Swedish court singer Nina Stemme.

Recital concert with Nina Stemme

28 November 2021

At the beginning of December, Wagner fever will break out when the first Ring Cycle ever performed in Gothenburg ends with the premiere of Götterdämmerung. This seems an especially fitting time to welcome as our guest artist Nina Stemme, one of the greatest Swedish singers of all time and an acclaimed performer of Wagnerian repertoire. She is also a highly experienced song recitalist and concert artist. Here we enjoy her artistry in a completely different type of repertoire, accompanied by pianist Magnus Svensson.

Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder are an apt choice as we celebrate Wagner, and Stemme, who had her breakthrough at the Göteborg Opera, will also pay homage to Gothenburg by performing the much-loved song cycle Sånger vid havet (Songs by the Sea) by composer Gösta Nystroem, who lived and worked in Gothenburg. This ties in with the upcoming premiere of Nystroem’s opera Herr Arnes penningar (Mr Arne’s Money), due to open in a couple of months.

Sigurd von Koch’s 1916 song cycle Die geheimnisvolle Flöte (The mysterious flute), comprises five songs and is rarely performed today. Nina Stemme has them in her repertoire, and will perform three of them here.

Finally, no one who has heard Stemme perform Surabaya Johnny will forget the experience. She has a unique feel for Kurt Weill’s cabaret style, as she demonstrates in the closing group of Weill songs.

Running time

2 hrs, including 1 interval. 

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