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Marie Fredriksson to perform in a gala for the World Childhood Foundation

Written by Jud on March 31, 2009 to .

(Updated) According to a press release sent out today by the Göteborg Opera, Marie Fredriksson will perform in a gala for the World Childhood Foundation on May 18th.

The foundation was founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1999 and in order to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Göteborg Opera has organised this gala, which will be attended by the Royal Family. Other artists such as Peter Jöback, German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter and mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus will participate in the gala as well.

World Childhood Foundation's work is aimed at the most marginalised children. "The goal is to promote the right of every child to its childhood and to work for better living conditions for children in danger. We must fight against the extreme  material, social and emotional poverty in which they livea," writes H.M. Queen Silvia on the foundation's homepage. Currently the foundation supports more than 100 projects in 14 countries.

All revenue from the gala will be donated to World Childhood Foundation.

Update April 2: According to the Göteborg Opera homepage, tickets will be on sale on April 6th at 12:00 CET. The tickets cost 1700 SEK and can only be purchased at the Opera Box Office personally (not over phone or email) since a personal ID must be show at the time of purchase. Maximum amount of tickets per person is two. Dress code is smoking or dark suit.


Great news!!! I’m so happy she found the way BACK on stage!


Does she nothing to do, or what ? Sorry, but can‘t understand her.

Great!! GREAT!!!
We love u Marie!!

it´s great that Marie is there, we love u!

It’s really great that Marie also supports such Foundation.
I hope Marie will enjoy her trip to Gothenburg and the gala.

Nice! Marie dosn’t stop. :-) Will this be broadcasted?

PS. Just saw that Queen Silvia signs with “Silvia” only. Quite sweet for a Queen, no?

The tickets to the 10th anniversary of the World Children Foundation will be sold at the Göteborg Opera Box Office starting Monday April 6th at 12pm. You have to come to the box office in person, they are not selling tickets over the phone or internet. Due to security risks everyone will have to show ID. The tickets are 1700 SEK each. You don’t need anything in particular to attend, just a tuxedo or a dark suit.

Sascha: I am no expert in subject royalty.. but what do the others sign like? :)

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Be strong, speak true

Hopefully Marie will sing something other than “I Never Loved A Man...” LOL.

Great to have Marie on stage, and great to have her involved with charity.

All we need now is Roxette!!

Yes, it’s really great that Marie hasn’t lost her lust to perform and it’s even greater that she performs in such events :)

I wish you the best there is before you go to sleep


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