Göteborgs Konserthus CANCELED: Nina Stemme’s specialty – Wagner!

Event has already taken place. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Søndergård conductor, Nina Stemme soprano

Concert length: 1 h 30 min Scene: Stora salen
500 SEK Student 250 SEK

Event has already taken place

Due to stricter restrictions, this concert has been canceled. If you bought a ticket online, the money will be refunded on the card you paid for it with. If you have bought them in another way, a gift card will be emailed to you. The gift card can be used as a means of payment in the Concert Hall or on gso.se. It is also possible to redeem for cash – this must, however, be done at the ticket office during regular opening hours.

More info about the decision to cancel / move events can be found here.

Do not miss the season’s live concerts on GSOplay. There you will also find a lot of other great concerts, interviews and clips.


The Wesendonck Lieder were a musical love letter to Mathilde, the woman who was married to Wagner’s benefactor Otto Wesendonck. Although an extramarital affair, it did not bother the self-absorbed composer one bit. And her tender poems may alleviate the circumstances.

Another love, both friendly and amorous, is depicted among many other emotions in Elgar’s Enigma Variations where his friends and closest people each get a portrait in imaginative themes. Who is who? Listen and ponder!

The programme may change due to restrictions and adjustments in connection with the ongoing pandemic.

Your visit

We do everything we can to ensure that you have a safe visit with us in the Concert Hall. We follow the Swedish Public Health Agency’s recommendations and constantly adapt to current guidelines. More information can be found here.

The concert is livestreamed at GSOplay

You can also take part in the concert via GSOplay, wherever you are.


Originaltitel: Fünf Gedichte von Mathilde Wesendonk

Elgar Variations on an Original Theme ("Enigma") 29 min

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde 17 min


The Gothenburg Symphony, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Barbara Hannigan and Christoph Eschenbach are principal guest conductors since 2019. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works. Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. During his celebrated tenure as music director (2007-2012), Gustavo Dudamel took the Orchestra to major music centres and festivals in Europe, making acclaimed appearances at BBC Proms and Vienna Musikverein. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on gsoplay.se. The orchestra has been involved in many prestigious recording projects, the latest one the complete Sibelius Symphonies with Santtu-Matias Rouvali for Alpha Classics. Earlier, the orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.

Thomas Søndergård conductor

Nina Stemme soprano

Questions? Contact the ticket office