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Johanna Rudström (Young Tristessa) and Joel Annmo (Evelyn) © Sören Vilks
Stockholm

Tristessa: satirical critique of gender myth-making premieres in Stockholm

By , 09 October 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra © Arne Hyckenberg
Stockholm

Congratulations, Esa-Pekka! Baltic Sea Festival celebrates a cherished conductor

By , 01 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Martin Fröst © Micke Grönberg | Sveriges Radio
Stockholm

Jesper Nordin’s new large-scale multimedia work disappoints in Stockholm

By , 31 August 2018
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Giedrė Šlekytė © Mattias Ahlm | Sveriges Radio
Stockholm

Šerkšnytė's Songs of Sunset and Dawn intoxicates at the Baltic Sea Festival

By , 30 August 2018
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Domingo Hindoyan © Arne Hyckenberg
Stockholm

Verdi’s Requiem at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

By , 24 August 2018
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Adrian Angelico (Octavian) © Sara Strandlund
Stockholm

Deception reigns in Christof Loy’s production of Der Rosenkavalier in Stockholm

By , 26 May 2018
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Cornelia Beskow (Tatyana) © Sören Vilks
Stockholm

Eugene Onegin in Stockholm: Tatyana steals the show

By , 30 April 2018
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Malin Byström (Fedora) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera salutes Malin Byström’s thrilling performance as Fedora

By , 10 March 2018
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Katarina Dalayman (Amneris) and Christina Nilsson (Aida) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Great debut for Christina Nilsson as Aida in Stockholm

By , 26 February 2018
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Iréne Theorin (Elektra) and Cornelia Beskow (Chrysothemis) © Sara Strandlund
Stockholm

Iréne Theorin triumphs as Elektra in Stockholm

By , 10 January 2018
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Fredrk Malmberg © Jan-Olav Wedin
Stockholm

A tightly co-ordinated Messiah in Stockholm

By , 29 November 2017
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Johanna Rudström (Angelina) and Ole Aleksander Bang (Don Ramiro) © Sören Vilks
Stockholm

A British Cinderella in Stockholm

By , 29 November 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts the RSPO © Urban Wedin
Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich in Stockholm

By , 09 November 2017
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Ola Eliasson (Dracula) and Elisabeth Meyer (Minna) © Carl Thorborg
Stockholm

Dracula: vampires take centre-stage at Royal Swedish Opera

By , 28 October 2017
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Borodin Quartet © Andy Staples
Stockholm

A mind-opening evening with the Borodin Quartet in Stockholm

By , 28 October 2017
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The Royal Swedish Opera Chorus © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian returns to Stockholm as a moving Manon Lescaut

By , 20 September 2017
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Hannah Holgersson, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra © Micke Grönberg | Sveriges Radio
Stockholm

Eternal truths: première of Hillborg's new film collaboration in Stockholm

By , 23 August 2017
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Susanna Mälkki © Micke Grönberg | Sveriges Radio
Stockholm

Hands across the Baltic: Stockholm celebrates Finland's jubilee

By , 22 August 2017
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Joseph Kaiser (Oedipus) © Arne Hyckenberg
Stockholm

Rex tremendae majestatis: impressive Stravinsky at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

By , 21 August 2017
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Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) and Ola Eliasson (Gunther) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Ragnarök: the long twilight of the Stockholm Ring

By , 29 May 2017
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Lars Cleveman (Siegfried) and John Lundgren (Wanderer) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Siegfried as Swedish Midsummer Vigil in the Stockholm Ring

By , 27 May 2017
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Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

An outstanding Swedish Sieglinde in a strongly cast Walküre in Stockholm

By , 25 May 2017
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John Lundgren (Wotan) and Johan Edholm (Alberich) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

A highly accomplished start to Stockholm's Ring

By , 24 May 2017
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© Anders Dahlin
Stockholm

French Baroque in Stockholm: the Orfeus Barockensemble plays Rameau

By , 14 May 2017
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Stéphane Denève © Jan-Olav Wedin
Stockholm

French night in Stockholm with Stéphane Denève

By , 10 May 2017
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Iréne Theorin © Jan-Olav Wedin
Stockholm

Iréne Theorin shines in Strauss at the Stockholm Konserthuset

By , 04 May 2017
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Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra © Jan-Olav Wedin
Stockholm

Strauss' Don Quixote shines alongside a peace message in Stockholm

By , 28 April 2017
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Lawrence Renes © Jan-Olav Wedin
Stockholm

Depth and brilliance in Mahler's Third in Stockholm

By , 23 March 2017
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Malin Byström (Jenůfa) © Maryam Barari
Stockholm

Annilese Miskimmon's intense production of Jenůfa at the Kungliga Operan in Stockholm

By , 18 March 2017
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Alexander Tysmbalyuk © Henriette Mielke
Stockholm

A majestic Boris Godunov at the Konserthuset in Stockholm

By , 08 March 2017
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Un ballo in maschera © Hans Nilsson
Stockholm

Verdi’s Masked Ball returns to the scene of the crime in Stockholm

By , 27 February 2017
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La bohème © Emma Svensson (2015)
Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera revives José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème

By , 31 January 2017
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Elin Rombo (Hanna Glawari) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

A funny, original take on The Merry Widow at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

By , 21 January 2017
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Iréne Theorin © Jan-Olav Wedin
Stockholm

Songs of the Heart: Iréne Theorin makes Stockholm Konserthuset debut

By , 18 January 2017
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Malin Byström © Peter Knutson
Stockholm

Tchaikovsky on Twelfth Night rings in the New Year in Stockholm

By , 05 January 2017
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Joel Annmo (Tamino) © Hans Nilsson
Stockholm

A fun, interactive Magic Flute in Stockholm

By , 26 December 2016
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Andrea Carè (Loris) and Asmik Grigorian (Fedora) © Matthias Horn
Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian a heartfelt lead in Fedora, framed by Christof Loy in Stockholm

By , 10 December 2016
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Jeremy Carpenter © Emelie Joenniemi
Stockholm

Shakespeare doesn't quite meet Goethe: a Liederabend in Stockholm

By , 30 November 2016
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Hanna Husáhr (Pat Nixon), Ola Eliasson (Richard Nixon) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Thoughtfully directed, superbly played: Nixon in China in Stockholm

By , 29 October 2016
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Manfred Honeck © Sveriges Radio
Stockholm

Bruckner and Beethoven at Stockholm's Berwaldhallen

By , 28 October 2016
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Sakari Oramo © Jan-Olaf Wedin | RSPO
Stockholm

The brass has it: Bruckner 5 in Stockholm

By , 27 October 2016
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Alina Baeva and Ernst van Tiel © Arne Hyckenberg
Stockholm

Polish Baltic Philharmonic tackles a traumatised concerto, a lobotomised symphony and a hermetically-sealed divertimento

By , 29 August 2016
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Miriam Treichl (Henrika) and Jeanette Köhn (Zora) © Martina Holmberg | Swedish Radio
Stockholm

Putting a gloss on suffering: a frustrating operatic start to the Baltic Sea Festival from Sven-David Sandström

By , 28 August 2016
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Yuja Wang, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Swedish Radio SO © Arne Hyckenberg
Stockholm

Romps, romance and risk at the Berwaldhallen from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

By , 28 August 2016
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Daniel Johansson (Rodolfo) and Yana Kleyn (Mimì) © Emma Svensson
Stockholm

Tullita and Friends: José Cura directs a Scandinavian Bohème

By , 30 December 2015
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Lana Kos (Violetta) and Daniel Johansson (Alfredo) © Emma Svensson | Royal Swedish Opera
Stockholm

Kasper Holten's gritty, modern Traviata in Stockholm

By , 13 May 2015
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Stockholm

Volti Subito at Kulturhuset, Stockholm

By , 22 November 2014
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Isa Katharina Gericke © Jan Erik Fillan
Stockholm

Isa Katharina Gericke in recital in Stockholm

By , 03 May 2014
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Brooklyn Rider © Sarah Small
Stockholm

A Bridled Ride with Brooklyn Rider

By , 26 April 2014
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The Other You © Urban Jörén
Stockholm

Life as Dance: Swedish Royal Ballet's Bill

By , 16 April 2014
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