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
August 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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StockholmOedipus Rex

Esa-Pekka Salonen; Peter Sellars; Royal Swedish Opera; Dunya Ramicova; Violeta Urmana; Joseph Kaiser; Joshua Stewart

StockholmThe Finland Jubilee

Sibelius, Mahler
Helsinki Symphony; Susanna Mälkki; Gerhild Romberger; Simon O'Neill

StockholmHillborg's Aeterna

Hillborg: Aeterna
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Swedish Radio Choir

StockholmEstonian Festival Orchestra

Shostakovich, Tüür, Sibelius
Estonian Festival Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Ksenija Sidorova

StockholmParsifal - Act III

Wagner: Parsifal
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Mariinsky Opera; Royal Swedish Opera Chorus; Soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre

StockholmDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Valery Gergiev; Mariinsky Opera; Soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
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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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An outstanding Swedish Sieglinde in Stockholm

Stemme as Brünnhilde delivered her opening battle cry in Victorian riding habit like one of Trollope's racier fox- hunting heroines.
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A highly accomplished start to Stockholm's Ring

John Lundgren, bullet-headed, youthful and overbearing, gave a world-class performance as Wotan. 
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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.
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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.
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