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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StockholmOedipus Rex

Stravinsky
Esa-Pekka Salonen; Peter Sellars; Royal Swedish Opera; Dunya Ramicova; Violeta Urmana; Joseph Kaiser; Joshua Stewart

StockholmThe Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Eva Ollikainen; Ole Anders Tandberg; Royal Swedish Opera; Maria Geber; Elisabeth Meyer; Hanna Husáhr

StockholmRomeo and Juliet

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Mats Ek; Anders Högstedt; Royal Swedish Ballet; Eva Ollikainen; Magdalena Aberg

StockholmManon Lescaut

Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Marc Soustrot; Knut Hendriksen; Royal Swedish Opera; Lars Östbergh; Annsofi Nyberg; Asmik Grigorian; Sergey Polyakov

StockholmJenůfa

Janáček: Jenůfa
Jonathan Darlington; Annilese Miskimmon; Royal Swedish Opera; Nicky Shaw; Sara Olsson; Katarina Dalayman
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Ragnarök: the long twilight of the Stockholm Ring

Ragnarök: the Swedish title for Götterdämmerung resonates with Old Norse folk memories of universal inundation and overthow of the order of the gods.
****1
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Siegfried as Swedish Midsummer Vigil

A performance of Wagner's Siegfried stands or falls by its titular hero and Lars Cleveman is highly experienced. 
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An outstanding Swedish Sieglinde in Stockholm

Stemme as Brünnhilde delivered her opening battle cry in Victorian riding habit like one of Trollope's racier fox- hunting heroines.
*****
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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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