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Guide to Concerts, Classical Music and Opera in Sweden

Explore Sweden: from stunning landscapes to world-class orchestras and venues, from vibrant festivals to top music competitions, there is so much to discover all around the country!

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Watch free: the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Aho's Sieidi percussion concerto with Martin Grubinger
Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major with Alice Sara Ott
Sibelius' Finlandia with Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Watch free: the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Retrotopia with clarinettist and conductor Martin Fröst
Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique with Herbert Blomstedt
Ravel's La Valse with Nathalie Stutzmann
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StockholmLes Ballets Suedois 100 Years – a tribute

© Morgan Norman
Bizet, Honegger, Debussy
Roland Petit; Various; Jean-Guillaume Bart; Royal Swedish Ballet; Matthew Wood; Royal Swedish Orchestra

GothenburgBenedetti and Wynton Marsalis

Marsalis, Respighi
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Măcelaru; Nicola Benedetti

StockholmVive La France!

Chopin, Dutilleux, Ravel
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Nikolai Lugansky

StockholmLa fanciulla del WestNew production

© Klara G
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Alan Gilbert; Christof Loy; Royal Swedish Opera; Herbert Murauer; Malin Byström; Andrea Carè

StockholmSoup Concert with piano trios

Soup Concert with piano trios
Linde, Schumann
Daniel Holst; Patrik Swedrup; Stefan Lindgren
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An aquatic programme with Klaus Mäkelä and the Swedish RSO

Klaus Mäkelä © Mattias Ahlm | Swedish Radio
Bookending a concert with Die Seejungfrau and La Mer, Klaus Mäkelä and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra offered two very different musical depictions of water and the ocean.
****1
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Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Rheingold: a Finnish tour de force

Tommi Hakala © Arne Hyckenberg
In an unusually convincing concert performance, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Finnish National Opera emphasised the lyrical aspects of Wagner's Das Rheingold.
*****
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All aboard: a hopeful Noye’s Fludde opens the Baltic Sea Festival

Noye's Fludde © Arne Hyckenberg
Opening Stockholm’s Baltic Sea Festival, professionals and amateurs came together for a joyous and ultimately hopeful performance of Benjamin Britten’s story of Noah’s Ark.
*****
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Handel’s Ariodante in Drottningholm's magical setting

Ann Hallenberg (Ariodante) and Roberta Mameli (Ginevra) © Mats Bäcker
A splendid cast led by Ann Hallenberg does justice to an integral version of Handel’s masterpiece under the baton of Ian Page.
****1
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A dark, brutal Don Giovanni in Stockholm

Jeremy Carpenter (Don Giovanni) and Vivianne Holmberg (Donna Anna) © Hedda Axelsson
The Royal Swedish Opera revives Tandberg’s 2014 production with a solid cast of Swedish singers.
***11
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