20 years of opera history

The story began on a late summer day in 1996 when the opera singer and violinist Sten Niclasson discovered the mighty timber warehouse at a closed sawmill and conceived the idea of creating an opera house there. 

It took eight years before he was able to organize the two opera galas that marked the inception of Opera på Skäret in the summer of 2004.

Since then, almost 130,000 people have enjoyed opera performances with international star soloists, superior orchestras and choral song by Opera på Skäret’s own opera choir.

Above all, works by great Italian masters, such as Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti and Leoncavallo have been played here, as well as works by Wagner and Mozart.

In the summer of 2023, Opera på Skäret celebrated its 20-year anniversary with a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, the work that put the opera house on the international map in 2006.