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Kärlek skonar ingen

Musical in two acts by Victoria Brattström, Simon Ljungman, Håkan Hellström and Mirja Unge.

A musical based on the much-loved songs of Håkan Hellström.

  • Length

    Approx 3 hrs including 1 interval

  • When

    09 Oct 2021 — 08 May 2022

  • Where

    Göteborg Opera, Main Stage

  • Genre

    Musical

  • Language

    Swedish. Surtitles in Swedish.

  • Price range

    SEK 150–895

  • Accessibility

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A poetic and grimy dreamscape, set in places that Håkan Hellström has indelibly marked on the Gothenburg map.

In autumn 2021, we finally welcome the world premiere of Kärlek skonar ingen (“Love Spares No One”), a musical based on the much-loved songs of Håkan Hellström.

Kärlek skonar ingen treats us to a magical 24 hours in a city that could be Gothenburg, where we meet unique imaginary characters inspired by Håkan Hellström’s musical world. Hope and despair swirl in a musical tornado where love, betrayal and death coexist with the joy of existing for another day.

The city that could be Gothenburg wakes up. A carnival band appears on Drömmarnas kaj. As dawn breaks, city dwellers sing about their lives. About how it feels to be weighed down with fatigue, but to see the stars more clearly. About being there for each other through the hard times, the joy of really caring for each other, and the tumultuous power of love. A power that helps you see each other and life in a different light.

Kärlek skonar ingen is a newly composed musical featuring music based on songs from Håkan Hellström’s 20-year musical narrative – as well as new music specially composed for the musical. During 24 hours – from dawn to dawn – people’s lives intertwine with each other. Some meet again after many years. Others meet for the first time. We visit Drömmarnas kaj, Röda sten, Azalea, the bridges over Göta älv – as the harbour cranes awaken in Gothenburg.

The cast includes many well-known names who have made their mark in films and on Sweden’s leading stages. The Göteborg Opera Chorus and Orchestra also take part, along with guest musicians and a live rock band.

Creators

Concept: Victoria Brattström, Simon Ljungman, Håkan Hellström
Music: Håkan Hellström, Björn Olsson
Lyrics: Håkan Hellström
Dialogue: Mirja Unge
Story: Mirja Unge, Victoria Brattström
Script development: Eva-Maria Dahlin
Musical adaptation, vocal arrangements: Simon Ljungman
Orchestral arrangements: Simon Ljungman, Jonas Nydesjö
Orchestration: Jonas Nydesjö

Who grieves for Gothenburg?
29 September 7:00pm, The Small Stage

Panel discussion about Kärlek skonar ingen, our new musical, based on Håkan Hellström’s songs which will have its world premiere on 9 October.

Panel: Simon Ljungman (musical director and co-author), Nick Davies (conductor), Mirja Unge (script writer) and more.

There will be musical interludes, and the opera’s dramaturgist Göran Gademan will chair the panel.

Free admission with ticket! Tickets will be released on 27 September at 10:00am.

Rehearsals for Kärlek skonar ingen

Ensemble

Jacob Andréas (cover GLENN 1), Julia Carlström, Markus Christensen (cover TOMMY), Matilda Karlsson, Bobbi Lindahl (cover GLENN 2), Magnus Lundgren (cover KARL-JOHAN), Charlotte Mannerstråle (cover FERNANDO), Karin Mårtenson Ghods (cover EVA), Nina Norblad (cover MARIA), Simon Oskarsson, Lovisa Svensson (cover ANNA), Anna Werner (cover LENA), Sami Yousri (cover FARSAN och GLENN 3), Joel Zerpe (cover FARSAN), Sara Östberg Diakité (cover AMIRA)

Acrobats

Jimmy Andersson, Tommy Franzén, Jess Khan-Lee, Anna Netterlid

On-stage Band

Finn Björnulfson, Daniel Lindén, Simon Ljungman, Tobias Ljungman, Nils Sundberg, Helena Winkler, Jakob Albinsson (cover), Julia Falthin (cover), Viktor Stener (cover), Per Svenner (cover), Pär Öjerot (cover)

The Göteborg Opera Chorus

The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Calendar

October

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The production of Kärlek skonar ingen has been made possible by a donation from Sten A Olssons Foundation for Research and Culture.

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