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Guide to Concerts, Classical Music and Opera in Sweden

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GothenburgThe Ultimate Love Story

Wagner, Strauss R.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Nathalie Stutzmann; François Leleux

StockholmHilary Hahn plays Prokofiev

Prokofiev
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Lahav Shani; Hilary Hahn

StockholmArtemis Quartet

Artemis Quartet
Barber, Britten, Brahms
Artemis Quartet

GothenburgProkofiev times Three

Prokofiev
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Lahav Shani; Hilary Hahn

StockholmSongs of Imprisonment

de Lassus, Poulenc, Dallapiccola
Swedish Radio Choir; Unknown
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Anne Sofie von Otter dominates the scene in Stockholm's Carmélites

Anne Sofie von Otter (Madame de Croissy) © Micke Sandström | Kungliga Operan

The Royal Swedish Opera revives Garpe’s production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites with a committed cast.

***11
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Carmen meets Tosca at the Royal Swedish Opera

Daniel Johansson (Don José) and Miriam Treichl (Carmen) © Markus Gårder
A semi-successful production with an interesting underlying idea and a solid cast brings Bizet’s masterpiece back to Stockholm.
***11
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A static Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (Rigoletto) © Markus Gårder
The Kungliga Operan presents a stagnant production of Verdi’s masterpiece, with a competent cast comprised mostly of Swedish singers.
***11
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Asmik Grigorian an extraordinary Butterfly in Stockholm

Madama Butterfly © Markus Gårder (September 2018)
Grigorian returns to Stockholm in a wonderful performance of Madama Butterfly, with young, upcoming tenor Migran Agadzhanyan as Pinkerton in a 2014 production by Kirsten Harms.
****1
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Aida returns to the Royal Swedish Opera with a new cast

Andrea Carè (Radamès) and Maria Katzarava (Aida) © Markus Gårder
Carè, Katzarava and Treichl give committed performances in a reprise of Cavanagh’s production.
**111
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