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
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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

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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StockholmThe long, long journey

StockholmGötterdämmerung (Ragnarok)

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Marko Letonja; Staffan Valdemar Holm; Royal Swedish Opera; Bente Lykke Møller; Daniel Frank; Nina Stemme; Ola Eliasson

StockholmDas Rheingold (Rhenguldet)

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Marko Letonja; Staffan Valdemar Holm; Royal Swedish Opera; Bente Lykke Møller; John Lundgren; Kristian Flor; Joel Annmo

StockholmLalo, Mozart, Ravel

Lalo, Mozart, Ravel
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Nathalie Stutzmann; Johannes Lörstad; Pascal Siffert

StockholmDie Walküre (Valkyrian)

Wagner: Die Walküre
Marko Letonja; Staffan Valdemar Holm; Royal Swedish Opera; Bente Lykke Møller; Michael Weinius; John Lundgren; Lennart Forsén

StockholmSiegfried

Wagner: Siegfried
Marko Letonja; Staffan Valdemar Holm; Royal Swedish Opera; Bente Lykke Møller; Daniel Frank; Niklas Björling Rygert; John Lundgren
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French Baroque in Stockholm

Anders Dahlin's haute-contre shines in in a concert led by Mariangiola Martello in the Grünewaldsalen.
****1
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French night in Stockholm with Stéphane Denève

Twenty-first century Stockholm or fin de siècle Paris? Works by Ravel, Debussy and Schmitt take the audience back to the times of the French avant-garde.
***11
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Iréne Theorin shines in Strauss

Iréne Theorin gives a powerful interpretation of Salome and Elektra's mad scenes in a concert including Also sprach Zarathustra and a contemporary composition.
****1
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Don Quixote shines in Stockholm

Last night in Sweden: Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra make a performance of Strauss' Don Quixote to remember at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
****1
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Depth and brilliance in Mahler's Third

A night of interesting contrasts and slight imbalances with Mahler's Third Symphony played by the Kungliga Hovkapellet (Royal Swedish Orchestra) and soloist Bernarda Fink under the baton of Lawrence Renes.
***11
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An intense Jenůfa in Stockholm

Annilese Miskimmon's production brings to life the sinister, stormy story of Janáček's masterpiece in an Irish setting.
****1
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