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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...
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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

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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Puccini: Tosca
Knut Hendriksen; Royal Swedish Opera; Björn Brusewitz; Ann-Mari Anttila; Emma Vetter; Kristian Flor

StockholmBartók and French delicatessen

Bartók and French delicatessen
Jolas, Dusapin, Bartók
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Alain Altinoglu; Renaud Capuçon

StockholmMozart's Mass in C minor

Mozart, Britten
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Harding; Swedish Radio Choir; Rosa Feola; Genia Kühmeier; Andrew Staples

StockholmRising Stars: Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

Rising Stars: Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
Ysaÿe, Bach, Ernst
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Violin

StockholmRising Stars: Christoph Sietzen

Rising Stars: Christoph Sietzen
Séjourné, Xenakis, Bach, Psathas, Copeland
Christoph Sietzen, Percussion

StockholmRising Stars: Nora Fischer

Rising Stars: Nora Fischer
Peri, Poulenc, Strozzi, Monteverdi, Bartók
Nora Fischer; Mike Fentross; Daniel Kool
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Byström’s thrilling performance as Fedora

Malin Byström (Fedora) © Markus Gårder
After her triumph at the Royal Opera House in London as Salome, Byström comes home to Sweden to great acclaim in Giordano’s opera.
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Great Aida debut for Christina Nilsson

Katarina Dalayman (Amneris) and Christina Nilsson (Aida) © Markus Gårder
The remarkable performance of young soprano Christina Nilsson does not completely rescue a mixed-bag cast and a lack of Personenregie at the Stockholm Royal Opera.
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Iréne Theorin triumphs as Elektra in Stockholm

Iréne Theorin (Elektra) and Cornelia Beskow (Chrysothemis) © Sara Strandlund
A quasi-concertante setting highlights Theorin's masterful performance as Elektra, Cornelia Beskow's fragile, human Chrysothemis and Katarina Dalayman's haunting Klytaemnestra.
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A tightly co-ordinated Messiah in Stockholm

Fredrk Malmberg © Jan-Olav Wedin
Chief performers of the Swedish musical scene give a superb performance of Messiah at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
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A British Cinderella in Stockholm

Johanna Rudström (Angelina) and Ole Aleksander Bang (Don Ramiro) © Sören Vilks
Lindy Hume's Victorian production brings to life Cinderella's story through the capable hands of Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts in Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the RSPO © Urban Wedin
The much anticipated Austrian conductor strikes home with Shostakovich and Beethoven as a side dish in Stockholm.
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