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Sandvargen (The Sand Wolf)

Opera in one act by Johanna Fridolfsson. Libretto Malin Aghed after the book ‘Stora boken om Sandvargen’ Åsa Lind.

A new childen’s opera for little philosophers with big questions.

  • Duration

    Approx. 55 mins

  • Dates

    16 Sep — 27 Nov 2022

  • Stage

    On tour, incl. Skövde Kulturhus & Small Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Swedish, no surtitles.

  • Price

    60–120 kr

  • Recommended age


  • Accessibility

Sit down with the Sand Wolf under a starry sky where everyone is welcome. The first performance of a children’s opera based on Åsa Lind’s much-loved trilogy. Recommended for children aged 6 to 10.

Zackarina lives in a house by the sea with her parents. From the sand on the beach, she digs out a new friend, the clever Sand Wolf. While playing together, they explore existential questions and the audience also gets involved. This poetic story combines the everyday with the existential, all the while with humour, warmth and respect.

The children’s opera Sandvargen (The Sand Wolf) is based on Åsa Lind’s acclaimed, August Prize nominated trilogy, now brought to life with music. This philosophical opera is written by Johanna Fridolfsson and Malin Aghed and directed by Emelie Sigelius.

Illustration of Sandvargen: Kristina Digman

Photos from the performance

Performance calendar

This information may be updated.

Public performances


17 September, 11.00am & 3.00pm
Where: Stadsteatern, Skövde Kulturhus
Presented by Kultur i Skövde. Part of Familjedagen.
Tickets: Skövde Kulturhus tel. 0500-49 80 99,
Skövde Turistcenter tel. 0500-44 66 88


1 October 11.30am
Where: Lyckeskolans scen och salong
Tickets: Free admission, no pre-booking.


15 October 11.00 am & 1.00pm
Tickets: Information kommer inom kort.
Presented by Lerums kommun


12, 13, 19, 26 & 27 November 1.00 & 3.00pm

Where: Göteborg Opera's Small stage
Tickets: Buy tickets on this page, or ring tel. 031-13 13 00

You access the Small Stage via the main entrance, just as for performances on the Main Stage.

Relaxed performance of Sandvargen
18 November, 11.45am

Where: Göteborg Opera's Small stage
Tickets: Released 29 Sept at 10:00am

A relaxed performance is specially adapted for audiences who want slightly more freedom than other performances offer.

Learn more about relaxed performances and buy tickets here

School performances

Skövde 16–22 September, 19–20 October
Presented by Skövde kommun

Kinna 28–29 September
Presented by Kultur- och fritidsförvaltningen, Marks kommun

Nödinge 4–7 October
Presented by Ale kommun

Trollhättan 11–13 October
Presented by Trollhättans kommun

Göteborg 25 October – 25 November
Presented by GöteborgsOperan

ZackarinaHanna Brehmer
The Sand WolfÅke Zetterström
The Dad

Viktor Johansson

The Mum

Viveca Rydén Mårtensson

Musicians from Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Johanna Fridolfsson viola
Viveca Rydén Mårtensson violin
Kerstin Anderson cello
Frida Grinne/Reymond Larsson Rea kontrabas
José Raúl Tenza Ramírez horn
Tarina Lennartsson/Helena Nyman Panofsky klarinett
Fredrik Duvling slagverk


Sandvargen meets the kids

Save the Children and GöteborgsOperan invited children to the opera house to hear the story and musik, as well as have a peek at the set design.