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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StockholmDie Walküre (Valkyrian)

Wagner: Die Walküre
Marko Letonja; Staffan Valdemar Holm; Royal Swedish Opera; Bente Lykke Møller; Michael Weinius; John Lundgren; Lennart Forsén

StockholmSiegfried

Wagner: Siegfried
Marko Letonja; Staffan Valdemar Holm; Royal Swedish Opera; Bente Lykke Møller; Daniel Frank; Niklas Björling Rygert; John Lundgren

StockholmGötterdämmerung (Ragnarok)

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Marko Letonja; Staffan Valdemar Holm; Royal Swedish Opera; Bente Lykke Møller; Daniel Frank; Nina Stemme; Ola Eliasson

StockholmThe Dream of Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky: The Dream of Swan Lake
Pär Isberg; Royal Swedish Ballet; Lars-Åke Thessman; Jérôme Kaplan

StockholmLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Rafael Payare; José Cura; Royal Swedish Opera; Jonas Degerfeldt; Yana Kleyn
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A highly accomplished start to Stockholm's Ring

John Lundgren, bullet-headed, youthful and overbearing, gave a world-class performance as Wotan. 
****1
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An intense Jenůfa in Stockholm

Annilese Miskimmon's production brings to life the sinister, stormy story of Janáček's masterpiece in an Irish setting.
****1
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Verdi’s Masked Ball returns to the scene of the crime

Leonardo Capalbo makes a successful debut in Tobias Theorell’s minimalistic production of Un ballo in maschera in Stockholm.
***11
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José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème revived in Stockholm

Strindberg, Munch, Grieg, and Kierkegaard eke out a living in a loft in Stockholm among the joys and sorrows of love and loss.
***11
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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.