• Chris O'Reilly

Gothenburg Fringe reaches for new heights with ‘The Opening’

On Thursday 23 August at 17:00 hrs, the third edition of Gothenburg Fringe will launch with a mouth-watering event, which performance art fans around the city dare not miss.

The Opening is more than just a festival inauguration. We would like to invite you to celebrate the development of an area, visions and especially the opening of a national treasure - Gathenhielmska Huset.

The site-specific performance on Stigbergstorget includes original music by String Theory Harp together with music and story concept from the film script Frozen Waterfall by Isabel Lagos and Kalle Leander. It will be performed by String Theory Harp together with Swedish opera singers and actors. We are very happy welcome Mats Persson from the Gothenburg Opera in the role of Lars Gathenhielm.

Immersive theatre show ‘The Sea Widow’ will be on hand to take you on a guided tour around Gathenhielmska huset, before enjoying performances from Gothenburg’s Alternative Orchestra, Gathenhielm’s privateers and ‘Cry, Blueberry’ in an unmissable evening, which is certain to get the Gothenburg Fringe of to a flying start.

The event is a collaboration with the municipal real estate company Higab. The company’s mission includes ownership, care and development of properties in Gothenburg. Higab’s long term aim is to, in collaboration with local and regional actors, develop cultural heritage places and bring them to life.

Tickets are available for free on Gothenburg Fringe’s billetto page.

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