Prioritet Serneke Arena This season´s greatest concert: Gurre-Lieder

Event has already taken place. A symphonic love drama with 350 musicians and singers, conductor Kent Nagano.

Concert length: 1 h 40 min
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Event has already taken place

 A scary, romantic portrayal, somewhere between dream and reality, in which the bold Valdemar Atterdag risks everything for the love of Tove, but pays a high price. A symphonic drama about love that makes everything glimmer and sparkle, about lost souls and the looming judgment day, and, above all, about man’s constant ties to nature.

Schönberg’s enormous cantata with 350 performers takes place at Gurre Castle in Denmark, and is performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, musicians from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Chorus, Orphei Drängar, and song soloists and reciter. The conductor is none other than Kent Nagano.

The concert is performed in Prioritet Serneke Arena in Kviberg, premises that are large enough for all the performers and a large audience.

One concert only!

Doors at 6.00 p.m., one hour before the start of the concert.


– Gurre-Lieder has never been done in Gothenburg, and it will probably be several decades until the next performance, so I really encourage everyone to seize the opportunity to hear this masterpiece live. If you like Wagner and Mahler, a great experience awaits, says Stan Cranner, CEO and artistic director of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

In the leads, we’ll see international song stars Torsten Kerl (Valdemar), German tenor, known from the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan, and American Catherine Naglestad (Tove), who has had a hit with her performance as Tosca at Covent Garden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others.

Photo from the Grieg Hall in Bergen, where Gurre-Lieder was performed in December, 2015. Photo: Helge Skodvin.



Valdemar: Torsten Kerl tenor

Tove: Catherine Naglestad sopran

Skogsduvan: Mihoko Fujimura mezzosopran

Bonde: Petri Lindroos bas

Klaus Narr: Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke tenor




Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Kent Nagano conductor

Simon O'Neill tenor

Catherine Naglestad sopran

Mihoko Fujimura mezzosopran

Petri Lindroos bas

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke tenor

Barbara Sukowa recitatör

Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör

Orphei Drängar

Bergens Filharmoniska Orkester

Grégoire Pont animator

Questions? Contact the ticket office