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
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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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StockholmA Masked Ball

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Tobias Theorell; Royal Swedish Opera; Magdalena Aberg; Leonardo Capalbo; Karl-Magnus Fredriksson

StockholmCrusell's Bassoon Concerto

Crusell, Dvořák
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Sebastian Stevensson; Tanja Orraryd

StockholmBeethoven

Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds

StockholmCrusell's Bassoon Concerto

Crusell, Dvořák
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Sebastian Stevensson; Tanja Orraryd

StockholmJenůfa

Janáček: Jenůfa
Lawrence Renes; Annilese Miskimmon; Royal Swedish Opera; Nicky Shaw; Malin Byström; Lena Nordin; Marianne Eklöf

StockholmBeethoven, Dean

Beethoven, Dean
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds; Håkan Hardenberger
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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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A majestic Boris Godunov in Stockholm

The Stockholm Concert Hall hosts the Göteborg Symphonic Orchestra and Opera Chorus for a concert performance of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
****1
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Verdi’s Masked Ball returns to the scene of the crime

Leonardo Capalbo makes a successful debut in Tobias Theorell’s minimalistic production of Un ballo in maschera in Stockholm.
***11
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José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème revived in Stockholm

Strindberg, Munch, Grieg, and Kierkegaard eke out a living in a loft in Stockholm among the joys and sorrows of love and loss.
***11
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A funny, original take on The Merry Widow

A funny, original take on The Merry Widow at the Royal Swedish Opera in StockholmHenrik Dorsin rewrites a witty libretto for The Merry Widow to represent a fictitious financial crisis in the Kungliga Operan itself, satirizing the modern cultural scene.