Wermland Opera is one of the six opera institutions of Sweden.
We provide local audience as well as national and foreign guests with a wide variety of concerts, operas and musicals. Our aim is to always deliver productions of the highest quality, no matter which of our three art forms we present.
Our goal is to deliver our productions beyond expectation; to touch and enrich our audience! We offer a wide variety of shows and events of international standard on offer in our regional Opera House. Tours produced in-house span the county of Värmland and occasionally the productions venture further afield, to stages across Sweden and abroad. Outreach projects are run for children and young people throughout the year.
Wermland Opera was founded in 1975 and currently employ 70 permanent staff including 5 singers and 35 orchestra members. The company also offer temporary work for many freelancers from all around Sweden and abroad.
Since 1994, the Opera has been located in Spinneriet, the old spinning factory in Karlstad. It has a small stage, Lilla scenen, that can welcome 240 audience members along with several rehearsal spaces for singers and the Wermland Operas orchestra. There you also can find all our workshops; departments for sewing, carpenters, blacksmith, painting, props and attributes, lighting, mask and wigs as well as the office of administration.
The nearby main stage, Stora scenen, with 397 seats at Karlstad’s Theatre is also the location of the main boxoffice.