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Guide to the Royal Swedish Opera

»Art has always been an echo of our time« Birgitta Svendén, ceo and Artistic Director at the Royal Swedish Opera

The Royal Opera is Sweden’s National Stage for Opera and Ballet and was founded in 1773 by King Gustav III. The Opera consists of the Royal Swedish Opera, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Swedish Orchestra and Royal Swedish Choir. The Opera also focuses on providing cultural experiences for a young audience. For 10 years Young at the Opera has been an essential part of the Royal Swedish Operas programming and creates opera and dance productions for children each season.

Each year the Royal Swedish Opera presents world class performances and gives both traditional classics and modern pieces. With one foot in tradition and the other in the future the Royal Swedish Opera has a faithful audience.

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StockholmThe Merry Widow

Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
Joakim Unander; Ole Anders Tandberg; Royal Swedish Opera; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Elin Rombo; Marianne Hellgren Staykov

StockholmLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Rafael Payare; José Cura; Royal Swedish Opera; Jonas Degerfeldt; Yana Kleyn

StockholmSharon Eyal and provocateur Olivier Dubois

Royal Swedish Ballet

StockholmA Masked Ball

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Tobias Theorell; Royal Swedish Opera; Magdalena Aberg; Klas Hedlund; Karl-Magnus Fredriksson
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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.

A fun, interactive Magic Flute in Stockholm

A local solid cast and a lively production make for an entertaining premiere of Mozart's last masterpiece at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm.
***11
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Asmik Grigorian a heartfelt lead in Fedora

Beautiful singing at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm for the Scandinavian première of Giordano's Fedora.
****1
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Thoughtfully directed, superbly played

A superb orchestral performance from Lawrence Renes and the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra lights up Michael Cavanagh's well directed Nixon in China.
****1
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