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.