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Jeremy Carpenter (Don Giovanni) and Vivianne Holmberg (Donna Anna) © Hedda Axelsson
Stockholm

A dark, brutal Don Giovanni in Stockholm

By , 28 March 2019
***11
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King Roger by the Royal Swedish Opera © Sören Vilks
Stockholm

Swedish première of Szymanowski’s King Roger in Stockholm

By , 19 March 2019
***11
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Anne Sofie von Otter (Madame de Croissy) © Micke Sandström | Kungliga Operan
Stockholm

Anne Sofie von Otter dominates the scene in Stockholm's Carmélites

By , 06 February 2019
***11
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Daniel Johansson (Don José) and Miriam Treichl (Carmen) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Carmen meets Tosca at the Royal Swedish Opera

By , 19 January 2019
***11
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Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (Rigoletto) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

A static Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

By , 28 November 2018
***11
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Madama Butterfly © Markus Gårder (September 2018)
Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian an extraordinary Butterfly in Stockholm

By , 20 November 2018
****1
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Andrea Carè (Radamès) and Maria Katzarava (Aida) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Cavanagh's undercooked Aida returns to the Royal Swedish Opera with a new cast

By , 27 October 2018
**111
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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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Adrian Angelico (Octavian) © Sara Strandlund
Stockholm

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

By , 26 May 2018
****1
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Cornelia Beskow (Tatyana) © Sören Vilks
Stockholm

Eugene Onegin in Stockholm: Tatyana steals the show

By , 30 April 2018
***11
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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
****1
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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
**111
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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
****1
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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
**111
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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La bohème © Emma Svensson (2015)
Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera revives José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème

By , 31 January 2017
***11
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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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Joel Annmo (Tamino) © Hans Nilsson
Stockholm

A fun, interactive Magic Flute in Stockholm

By , 26 December 2016
***11
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
**111
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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
***11
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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
****1
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Stockholm

Life as Dance: Swedish Royal Ballet's Bill

By , 16 April 2014
****1
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Stockholm

Dark Tales of a Desperate Don

By , 15 March 2014
****1
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Stockholm

Seductive and deeply disturbing: Royal Swedish Ballet in The Emperor

By , 07 February 2014
****1
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Stockholm

A quest for love: Salome at the Royal Swedish Opera

By , 30 November 2013
****1
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Stockholm

Christof Loy's Parsifal at the Royal Swedish Opera

By , 05 October 2013
*****
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Stockholm

The Nina Stemme show: Puccini's Turandot at the Royal Swedish Opera

By , 16 February 2013
*****
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