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A Christmas Carol

Musical in one act by Tobias Ahlsell, David Lundqvist and Anders Wängdahl based on a novella by Charles Dickens.

Family musical based on Dickens’ classic tale.

  • Duration

    Approx 1 h 10 min. No interval.

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Swedish, with Swedish and English titles.

  • Price

    150–450 kr

  • Recommended age

    6 and up

  • Accessibility

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A heart-warming Christmas musical for all the family!

“A beautiful, engrossing performance for children and adults.” Audience comment

Bitter, stingy and grumpy, Scrooge hates everything and everyone. But most of all, he hates Christmas. He can think of nothing worse than joy, generosity and loving fellowship.

One night, he is visited by the spirit of his deceased former business partner and the three Ghosts of Christmas, who take him on a transformative journey through his past. present and future. The events of the night leave Scrooge a changed man, his heart full of love and compassion.

In this revival premiere, Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol is transformed into a musical filled with humour, compassion and the odd spine-chilling ghost. The show combines the Dickensian world of the nineteenth century with a festive carnival, Adolphe Adam’s O Holy Night with Stevie Wonder, and gentle snowfall with flashing disco lights. Musical, opera, pop, rap and classic Christmas carols!

Photos from the performance

In photo:  Carina Söderman|Photographer:  Tilo Stengel

Göteborg Opera Youth Choir
Arrive early and listen to the Göteborg Opera Youth Choir in the foyer between 17.15–17.35. 

Tasty treats for young and old
Santa has set up a hot dog stand, and you can purchase delicious Christmas treats in the café. Our restaurant will serve its regular menu as well as the Opera’s popular shrimp sandwich, and a kids’ buffet with ice cream for 129 kr.

Don't forget to reserve a table in the restaurant!

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Performance programmes

Get more out of your experience by reading the director’s thoughts, let the conductor guide you through the music, and gain a deeper understanding of the themes in this production. Our programmes are available to buy in the Opera Shop, and elsewhere in our foyer. Ask one of our staff and they will direct you to where you can purchase one.

Price: SEK 70

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