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...
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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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StockholmAlice in Wonderland

Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Royal Swedish Ballet; David Briskin; Bob Crowley

StockholmThe Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)

Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
Ole Anders Tandberg; Royal Swedish Opera; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Elin Rombo; Jeremy Carpenter

StockholmJanine Jansen plays Bruch

Byström, Bruch, Beethoven
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Janine Jansen

StockholmChristmas Concert

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Cathrine Winnes; Swedish Radio Choir; Adolf Frederiks Musikklasser

StockholmLa Cenerentola (Cinderella)New production

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Jean-Christophe Spinosi; Lindy Hume; Royal Swedish Opera; Dan Potra; Ole Aleksander Bang; John Erik Eleby

StockholmEpiphany weekend concert

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Tobias Ringborg; Christina Nilsson; Bror Magnus Tødenes
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A tightly co-ordinated Messiah in Stockholm

Chief performers of the Swedish musical scene give a superb performance of Messiah at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
***11
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A British Cinderella in Stockholm

Lindy Hume's Victorian production brings to life Cinderella's story through the capable hands of Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
**111
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts in Stockholm

The much anticipated Austrian conductor strikes home with Shostakovich and Beethoven as a side dish in Stockholm.
***11
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A mind-opening evening with the Borodin Quartet

How does an admirer of Shostakovich's symphonic works react to a performance of two of his string quartets? Well, if it's the Borodin Quartet that is playing, the experience will most definitely be a changing experience. 
****1
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Vampires take centre-stage at Royal Swedish Opera

A frightyfully enjoyable world premiere of Victoria Borisova-Ollas first opera, turned into a giant Halloween party, where the Kungliga Operan is invaded by an audience of vampires, emaciated Victorian ladies and sinister characters.
****1
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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. 
****1
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