The best place to encounter a singer’s full potential is during recital concerts such as these, where you are also able to see the singer up close. Within the recital, a whole world is created, or a life-story narrated, and an endless range of moods is made possible with songs presented from different eras, styles and countries. Since the singer chooses their repertoire together with a pianist, the images and emotions that they can convey to the audience become a highly personal story. Experiencing the interplay between a singer and a skilled pianist is in itself usually what makes the concert worth attending.
For the concert series we call Grandi voci (Italian for “Grand voices”), we invite some of the greatest singers to the Main Stage. The singer and a pianist will perform in front of the curtain, which will reflect the sound outwards, making the acoustics both grand and intimate.
Recital with Camilla Tilling
Friendship: A tribute to Jenny Lind, with pianist Paul Rivinius
With her “beguiling tone and unfailing musicality” (Gramophone, 2020), the Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling has been a shining star of the world’s foremost opera and concert stages for 25 years. In this tribute to Jenny Lind, perhaps Sweden’s greatest ever star, we can hear her with pianist Paul Rivinius.
In this concert, Camilla Tilling celebrates the ‘Swedish Nightingale’, incomparable opera singer Jenny Lind, whose international stardom reached dizzying heights during the nineteenth century. Lind’s friendships with Schumann and Mendelssohn are also alluded to in the programme.
Having been awarded the Jenny Lind Scholarship as a 24-year-old, Camilla Tilling made an early debut at The Göteborg Opera as Olympia in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. Since then, she has scaled the heights to perform on the world’s foremost opera and concert stages.
Tilling and pianist Paul Rivinius have recorded two CDs of lieder. Of her solo debut album, Rote Rosen (2009), The Times wrote “Tilling takes her place among the leading Strauss sopranos of the day”. In reviewing Bei dir allein! – Schubert Songs, International Record Review noted Tilling’s “enchanting soprano voice and acute musical intelligence”.
In spring 2022, Camilla Tilling gave a celebrated performance as Sister Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica at the Royal Swedish Opera.
Soprano Camilla Tilling
Piano Paul Rivinius
Food and drinks
The restaurant will serve the Opera Bar menu 11.30am – 1.00pm, and during the interval.
Read the Opera Bar menu here.
The café will be open from 11.45 am and will also be open during the interval.
Read the cafe menu here
The Opera Bar will be closed.
Plan your visit.
The Main Stage has a maximum of 1300 seats, with 3 balconies.
Magnificent musicals, contemporary dance, enchanting opera and mouth-watering meals. With a gift card from the Göteborg Opera, all of these experiences and more are available for you to choose.