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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Stockholm

Find a complete list of classical music events taking place in Stockholm. Whether you are looking for the Royal Swedish Opera season or the RSPO Orchestra programme. You can find out what's on at major venues such as the Stockholm Concert Hall and Bewardhallen or just enjoy reading reviews from past events in this marvelous city...
Stockholm Panorama with Nordiska Museet © David Karlin
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Guide to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

© Hakan Larsson
© Hakan Larsson
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) was founded in 1902 as the Stockholm Concert Society and it became a permanent ensemble in 1914. In 2012 the RSPO celenrated its 110th anniversary and with its rich tradition continues to perform internationally under its current Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor Sakari Oramo.
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100 years of school concerts

Stockholm Concert Hall © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic has been staging school concerts for every year since 1917. The RSPO's Stefan Forsberg and Karina Svensson talk about bringing music to Swedish children, then and now.
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StockholmBluebeard's Castle

Bluebeard's Castle
Schoenberg, Bartók
Sakari Oramo; Bengt Gomér; Katarina Karnéus; Johannes Martin Kränzle; Nina Stemme

StockholmChamber concert

Chamber concert
Fagerlund, Gubaidulina, Nordheim, Catoire
Henrik Naimark Meyers; Torleif Thedéen; ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen

StockholmTon Koopman conducts

Ton Koopman conducts
Bach, Haydn
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Ton Koopman

StockholmPiemontesi with Koopman and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

Piemontesi with Koopman and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Bach, Mozart, Haydn
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Ton Koopman; Francesco Piemontesi

StockholmHarding meets Isabelle Faust

Schoenberg, Mendelssohn
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Harding; Swedish Radio Choir; Isabelle Faust

StockholmPeter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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A static Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (Rigoletto) © Markus Gårder
The Kungliga Operan presents a stagnant production of Verdi’s masterpiece, with a competent cast comprised mostly of Swedish singers.
***11
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Asmik Grigorian an extraordinary Butterfly in Stockholm

Madama Butterfly © Markus Gårder (September 2018)
Grigorian returns to Stockholm in a wonderful performance of Madama Butterfly, with young, upcoming tenor Migran Agadzhanyan as Pinkerton in a 2014 production by Kirsten Harms.
****1
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Aida returns to the Royal Swedish Opera with a new cast

Andrea Carè (Radamès) and Maria Katzarava (Aida) © Markus Gårder
Carè, Katzarava and Treichl give committed performances in a reprise of Cavanagh’s production.
**111
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Bohlin's Tristessa premieres in Stockholm

Johanna Rudström (Young Tristessa) and Joel Annmo (Evelyn) © Sören Vilks
The Royal Swedish Opera produces a new work based on a 1977 novel by Angela Carter, brought to life by composer Jonas S. Bohlin, librettist Torbjörn Elensky and visual artist Ann-Sofi Sidén.

Baltic Sea Festival celebrates a cherished conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra © Arne Hyckenberg
Esa-Pekka Salonen brings the Baltic Sea Festival to an end in an eclectic, risk-taking programme of music by Biber, Beethoven and himself.
*****
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Nordin’s new large-scale multimedia work disappoints

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Martin Fröst © Micke Grönberg | Sveriges Radio
For all its ambition, the première of Jesper Nordin’s Emerging from Currents and Waves at the Baltic Sea Festival consisted of little more than slick surfaces and displays of overload
*1111
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