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Sandvargen sitter bakom en låg stenmur och funderar. Bakom honom i mörkret sitter två musiker som spelar deras instrument.

Sandvargen (The Sand Wolf)

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

A children’s opera for little philosophers with big questions.

  • Duration

    Approx. 55 mins. No interval.

  • Stage

    On tour in Västra Götaland, incl. the Small Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Swedish, no surtitles.

  • Price

    150 kr

  • Recommended age


  • Accessibility

See calendar below for tickets

Sit down with the Sand Wolf under a starry sky where everyone is welcome.

“Spot-on comedy for a young audience.” Göteborgs-Posten
“A mini-masterpiece.” Alba.nu
“That was better than going to the cinema!” 8-year-old audience member
“What makes a good children’s opera? It needs playfulness and imagination – that immediate appeal and freedom of movement that opens up in the moment. And, of course, it needs melodies that effortlessly make the language begin to sing. All of this is present in Johanna Fridolfsson och Malin Aghed’s The Sand Wolf, based on Åsa Lind’s trilogy of books about the friendship between a little girl, Zackarina, and the fearless Sand Wolf, with his alert ears, inquisitive nose and sand-coloured fur that glitters like gold.” Göteborgs-Posten

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 life’s big questions. This poetic story deals with both the everyday and the existential, with humour and warmth.

The children’s opera The Sand Wolf is based on Åsa Lind’s award-winning, August Prize-nominated trilogy of books. The role of the Sand Wolf is played by opera singer Åke Zetterström. Zackarina is played by musical artist Hanna Brehmer.

Ticket information

Stadsteatern, Skövde Kulturhus
2–3 February

Small Stage, Göteborg Opera
13 February – 24 March

You can enjoy a snack from our kiosk from 1 hour before the performance.


Kulturbruket på Dal
25 February, 16.00

Tickets: ticketmaster.se
Promoter: Kulturbruket på Dal

Stora scen, Kulturum
2 March, 14.00
Prices: Adults 150 kr, Youth 75 kr (until 19 y.o.)
Tickets: partille.se/evenemang (Tickster)
Promoter: Partille kommun

School performances

Stadsteatern, Skövde Kulturhus

6–8 Feb at 10.30

20–22 Feb at 10.30 & 12.30

28–29 Feb at 10.15 & 12.15

Small Stage, Göteborg Opera

7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 21 March at 10.00 & 11.45


Photos from the performance

Zackarina bär Sandvargens kostym och rider på hans rygg. Bakom dem spelar musiker i mörkret framför en mörklila fond.

In photo:  Åke Zetterström, Hanna Brehmer, Musiker: José Raúl Tenza Ramírez, Frida Grinne, Kerstin Andersson|Photographer:  Tilo Stengel

ZackarinaHanna Brehmer

Viktor Johansson


Viveca Rydén Mårtensson


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