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Tinsel and Tumult

Idea, script and music selection Evelyn Jons

Christmas musical for the family.

  • Length

    1 h 15 min, no interval

  • Where

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Swedish, with English and Swedish titles

  • Price

    150–450 kr

  • Recommended age

    7 and over

  • Accessibility

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One of the final rehearsals is underway on the opera house’s main stage for this year’s Christmas show. Expectations are high. The director rushes around while the prima donna and Santa Claus compete for the limelight. But something goes terribly wrong and the premiere’s success is suddenly jeopardised. How will it turn out?

What magic powers are at work backstage? Can the plucky ensemble save the Christmas show before it’s too late?

Tinsel and Tumult is a family musical. Accompanied by new arrangements of classic Christmas tunes, a musical adventure unfolds with joy and seriousness in equal measures.

The Göteborg Opera soloists, chorus, children’s chorus and orchestra throng the stage, all conducted by Lars Kvensler. The director is Mattias Palm.


Recorded in 2021

Photos from the performance

In photo:  Åke Zetterström, Marcus Liljedahl, GöteborgsOperans Barnkör, GöteborgsOperans Ungdomskör|Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg

Claude TeatraleLars Hjertner
Beate Bella BravuraCarolina Sandgren
Fredrik PolyetenSami Yousri
Ellen OsynligIngahlill Wagelin
Vera SorgmodMicaela Sjöstedt
Julia SorgmodJulia Carlström

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The restaurant will open 2,5 hours before evening performances and offers the usual menu, Opera's shrimp sandwich and a special kids’ buffet with a selection of meatballs or fried fish plus a popsicle for 99 SEK. Don’t forget too book your table in the restaurant.

Visit Santa’s hot dog stand in the foyer or enjoy some spiced wine and gingerbread in the café to get into the festive spirit. (No pre-booking available online for these choices)

Santa’s hot-dog stand
Hot dog 35 kr
Hot dog & Pucko 50 kr

Café Christmas Specials
Soft gingerbread 49 kr
Non-alcoholic spiced wine (glögg) and crisp gingerbread 39 kr
Spiced wine and crisp gingerbread 65 kr

Read the rest of the café menu here.

Please note: the Opera Bar will be closed for this event, and the restaurant will not be open prior to the matinee performance on 17 Dec at 3pm