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Champagne Tears

Music by Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880). Text by Mats-Arne Larsson.

Operetta at last! Flamboyant elegance with a poignant sting.

  • Length

    2 hours, including 1 interval

  • Where

    Regional tour, incl. the Small Stage

  • Genre

    Opera

  • Language

    Swedish, without subtitles.

  • Price

    SEK 260

  • Accessibility

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Operetta at last! A passionate and exuberant mini operetta with music from Offenbach’s most popular masterpiece. Performed in Swedish.

Champagne Tears is a mini-operetta that explores the life of composer Jacques Offenbach, accompanied by his music. Offenbach was a master at parodying his contemporary world – which he did with exuberant, melodious music. The operetta’s entertaining and touching plot is based on actual events from the composer’s life. Who and what inspired him to create our best-loved operetta tunes?

At Offenbach’s side was his closest friend and dearest enemy, the eminent prima donna Hortense Schneider, for whom he created several leading roles. The two were often at loggerheads, but their friendship lasted a lifetime despite war, geographical distance and fierce critics.

Jacques Offenbach and soprano Hortense Schneider are portrayed by The Göteborg Opera’s popular and acclaimed soloists Lars Hjertner and Carolina Sandgren.  Musical artist Ingahlill Wagelin acts as a narrator guiding us through the story. The music is borrowed from operettas including La belle HélèneLes contes d’Hoffmann and Offenbach’s big breakthrough work, Orphée aux enfers.

The production will tour venues in Västra Götaland, including the Göteborg Opera’s Small Stage.

Jacques OffenbachLars Hjertner
Hortense SchneiderCarolina Sandgren
MusicianPer Larsson

Performances

Ticket release TBC

GÖTEBORG OPERA, SKÖVDE KULTURHUS

Thursday 3 February at 19:00 -Premiere
Skövde Kulturhus, Valhalla

Sunday 6 February at 16:00
Skövde Kulturhus, Valhalla

Tuesday 8 February at 19:00
Skövde Kulturhus, Valhalla

Wednesday 9 February at 19:00
Skövde Kulturhus, Valhalla

Saturday 12 February at 18:00
Skövde Kulturhus, Valhalla

Tickets: Skövde Kulturhus 0500-49 80 99, Next Skövde 0500-44 66 88
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GÖTEBORG OPERA, SMALL STAGE IN THE GÖTEBORG OPERA HOUSE.

Wednesday 9 March at 19:00
Tuesday 10 March at 19:00
Saturday 12 March at 19:00
Sunday 13 March at 18:00


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TOUR IN VÄSTRA GÖTALAND

Tuesday 22 February
Hålanda Bygdegård, Hålanda

Saturday 26 February
Årås Kvarn, Mullsjö

Sunday 27 February kl. 16.00
Blackboxen på N3, Trollhättan

Wednesday 2 March
Bergs Bygdegård, Berg

Saturday 5 March
Hjärtumsgården, Hjärtum

Sunday 6 March
Esplandagteatern, Lidköping

Saturday 12 March
Vrångö Bygdegård, Vrångö

Watch this space for more information.

Calendar

Note that the dates shown below are only for performances in Gothenburg. See above for information about performances on other stages.

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