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
Stockholm Panorama with Nordiska Museet
© David Karlin
October 2017
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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.

100 years of school concerts

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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StockholmStravinsky Festival: Funeral Song

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Elina Vähälä

StockholmManon Lescaut

Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Marc Soustrot; Knut Hendriksen; Royal Swedish Opera; Lars Östbergh; Annsofi Nyberg; Asmik Grigorian; Sergey Polyakov


Janáček: Jenůfa
Jonathan Darlington; Annilese Miskimmon; Royal Swedish Opera; Nicky Shaw; Sara Olsson; Katarina Dalayman

StockholmSharon Eyal and provocateur Olivier Dubois

Olivier Dubois; Sharon Eyal; Royal Swedish Ballet

StockholmSemyon Bychkov conducts the RSPO

Glinka, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Daniel Lozakovich

StockholmSoup Concert: String Trios

Byström, Kodály, Martinů, Purcell
Emma de Frumerie; Catarina Skoog Aquilonius; Åsa Strid
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Asmik Grigorian returns to Stockholm as a moving Manon Lescaut

The Lithuanian soprano makes a most welcome return to the Kungliga Operan as one of the most tragic and beloved of Puccini's heroines. 
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Eternal truths: Hillborg's film collaboration in Stockholm

A true audiovisual experience, Anders Hillborg's Aeterna, a collaboration with two Swedish film-makers, results in a compelling portrait of the fragility that underlies our relationship with our planet.
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Hands across the Baltic

The music of Sibelius and Mahler may seem worlds apart, but this concert by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, celebrating Finland's centenary, proved that opposites can attract.
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Rex tremendae majestatis: Stravinsky at the Baltic Sea Festival

Peter Sellars's much-travelled staging of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex provided a powerful opening for the 15th Baltic Sea Festival under the festival's artistic director Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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Ragnarök: the long twilight of the Stockholm Ring

Ragnarök: the Swedish title for Götterdämmerung resonates with Old Norse folk memories of universal inundation and overthow of the order of the gods.
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Siegfried as Swedish Midsummer Vigil

A performance of Wagner's Siegfried stands or falls by its titular hero and Lars Cleveman is highly experienced. 
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