Since we started in 2004, many of the most beloved operas have been played in this unusual opera house by the shore of Lake Ljusnaren. Here, deep in the area of Bergslagen, we have had international opera stars give us outstanding opera performances in absolute top class every year. The opera house, a former saw mill with unique acoustics have for 15 summers given over 100 000 visitors unforgettable experiences.
Opera på Skäret
International Summer Opera
Opera på Skäret’s Choir
Opera på Skäret’s choir was formed in 2005, for Verdi’s La Traviata. Since then, the choir has been one of the pillars of all the activities at Opera på Skäret. In the first opera production we had many skillful amateur singers and song students in the choir, and every year after that the choir has grown and improved with new members each year.
Many singers have- via the opera choir at Opera på Skäret- moved on as more advanced amateur singers or moved on to other professional productions. There are also those who have started in Opera på Skäret’s choir who have later become successful soloists. Many of the singers have been a part off the choir and the festival since the very beginning.
Opera på Skäret’s choir is also part of a higher education programme, in association with Musikhögskolan, Örebro University. We also aim to strengthen the choir with international singers. Collaborations with music colleges , opera colleges and universities in other countries will enhance and develop the choir and our work even further.
Collaborations with Orchestras
Many fantastic musicians have played in the orchestra pit at Opera på Skäret.
The Swedish Chamber Orchestra in Örebro is the borough’s own orchestra which also play internationally. They have had many successful tours abroad and have done many studio recordings which have given the orchestra a great reputation all over the world.
Opera på Skäret collaborate with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra roughly every other year, and in 2019 it’s time for us to collaborate once again. This time with the first ever Mozart opera, which suits this orchestra perfectly.
Opera på Skäret’s Orchestra is an ensemble that play all the remaining seasons. Freelance musicians from Sweden and other countries are brought together for a big opera project. This orchestra did Don Carlo in 2018, and did a spectacular performance. More and more musicians from the world over wants to join this orchestra.
The Great Opera lift
Opera på Skäret have started a project- with the aim to develop the culture-tourism in the region- called ”The Great Opera lift”. The project is financed by Region Örebro, the Bourough of Ljusnarsberg , Adolf Lindgrens stiftelse and Kulturrådet.
The goal is to get more people to come to Opera på Skäret, and thereby help the tourism in the area by increasing the number of performances at Skäret. We also aim to expand our partnerships with hotels, travel agents, restaurants and other cultural events and activities in the region. This project will be running between 2017-2019.