During the last 25 years at the Gothenburg Opera, the opera genre has almost become indispensable for the people of Gothenburg. However, this has not always been the case, as this documentation of its predecessor, the centenary AB Göteborgs Lyriska Teater, wants to remind us of, as well as its oldest history as a guest performance stage for more than six decades. About fifty once great, but today forgotten stage artists, who were born between 1860-1924 and who have all stood on the grand theatre's stage, show us in gramophone recordings and in Swedish Radio's live glimpses how to squeeze the essence of a Swedish text and make it carry over the edge without the support of microphones.
Anna Pettersson Norrie, Emma Meissner, August Svensson, Gustaf Adolf Lund, Axel Ringvall, Anders de Wahl, Inga Berentz, Rosa Grünberg, Oscar Bergström, Thorleif Allum, Hilda Castegren, Carl Barcklind, Naima Wifstrand, Elvin Ottoson, Adolf Niska, Martin Öhman, Signe Eklöf, Eric Åby, Oscar Tjernberg, Eric Zetterman, Eric Laurent, Ingalill Söderman, Conrad Arnesen, Kirsten Flagstad, August Löther, Felix Grönfelt, Margit Rosengren, Eric Andersson-Brutsner, Elin Linnander, Carl Lejdström, John Cederlund, Oskar Textorius, Vivan Hedborg-Falk, Lars Egge, Gustaf Werner, Caprice, Elsa Wallin, Karl Kinch, Inez Köhler, Yngve Nyqvist, Annalisa Ericson, Elvin Ottosen, Folke Andersson, Carl Skylling, Hilde Nyblom, Einar Beyron, Nea Hedberg-Granath, Ture Ara, Micha Pedersen, Isa Quensel, Rutger Nygren, Greta Forsell, Bernhard Sönnerstedt, Evy Tibell, Berit Kjerrman, Magnus Rudbeck, Stina-Britta Melander, Olle Sivall, Gösta Kjellertz, Lorri Lail, Margareta Bergström, Knut Erman, Elly Bergfors
Gothenburg Stora Teatern Orchestra, Royal Swedish Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Centraloperetten Orchestra, Hjalmar Meissner, Lill-Erik Hafgren, Ernest MacMillan, Nils Grevillius, Sten-Åke Axelson, Ernst Hauke, Knut Edgardt, Styrbjörn Lindedal, Carl Rune Larsson