The Royal Swedish Opera - Stockholm
16 August 2017

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Der Ring des Nibelungen

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Götterdämmerung: Ragnarök - the long twilight of the Stockholm Ring
1 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
Die Walküre: An outstanding Swedish Sieglinde in a strongly cast Walküre in Stockholm
31 May 17 / Bachtrack
Siegfried: Siegfried as Swedish midsummer vigil in the Stockholm Ring
31 May 17 / Bachtrack
Full cycle: Il mio primo Ring
30 May 17 / Opera secondo me
Siegfried: De surprise en surprise
29 May 17 / Forum Opéra
Die Walküre: Une confirmation et une révélation
27 May 17 / Forum Opéra
Das Rheingold: Quitte ou double?
26 May 17 / Forum Opéra
Das Rheingold: A highly accomplished start to Stockholm's Ring
26 May 17 / Bachtrack
Jenufa

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Jenůfa in Stockholm goes directly to the heart
24 Mar 17 / Seen and Heard
Annilese Miskimmon's intense production of Jenůfa at the Kungliga Operan in Stockholm
21 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Un Ballo in Maschera

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Verdi’s Masked Ball returns to the scene of the crime in Stockholm
2 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
La bohème

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Royal Swedish Opera revives José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème
3 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
Die Lustige Witwe

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Widow missing – but the show is good
2 Feb 17 / Seen and Heard
A funny, original take on The Merry Widow
24 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
Die Zauberflöte

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A fun, interactive Magic Flute in Stockholm
30 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Fedora

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Asmik Grigorian a heartfelt lead in Fedora, framed by Christof Loy in Stockholm
13 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Salome

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A good night out in Stockholm with this very sound Salome
16 Nov 16 / We left at the interval...
Nixon in China

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Thoughtfully directed, superbly played: Nixon in China in Stockholm
31 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
Trots all energi stumnar Nixon
20 Oct 16 / Svenska Dagbladet
Ösigt drömspel om en amerikansk president
20 Oct 16 / Expressen
Nixon in China - fenomenalt och tomt
20 Oct 16 / Sverige Radio
Minimalism på gränsen till jazz
20 Oct 16 / DN.se
Richard Nixon på operan
20 Oct 16 / Aftonbladet
Nixon in Stockholm an aural and visual spectacular
11 Oct 16 / Seen and Heard
Il barbiere di Siviglia

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Una produzione molto tradizionale
20 Oct 16 / Opera secondo me
Pelléas et Mélisande

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Technocratic Pelléas shuns the magic
13 Apr 16 / Seen and Heard
Parsifal

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Erlösung, die keine sein darf
1 Mar 16 / Opernnetz
Medea

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Daniel Börtz’s Medea contradicts opera is dying
8 Feb 16 / Seen and Heard
La bohème

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Tullita and Friends: José Cura directs a Scandinavian Bohème
5 Jan 16 / Bachtrack
Bohemians migrate to Stockholm without a hitch
1 Dec 15 / Seen and Heard
Madama Butterfly

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Intelligent updating and outstanding performance of the title role lead to a shattering climax in Puccini's Japanese opera
19 Oct 15 / Planet Hugill
Der Rosenkavalier

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Christof Loy turns the compass 180° – and triumphs with Rosenkavalier
30 Sep 15 / Seen and Heard
La Traviata

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Kasper Holten's gritty, modern Traviata in Stockholm
15 May 15 / Bachtrack
Otello

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Dark drama in Stockholm’s new Otello
23 Mar 15 / Seen and Heard
Written on Skin

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

George Benjamin’s opera is given a stunning Scandinavian premiere
28 Jan 15 / Financial Times (via Google)
Madama Butterfly

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Triumphant Butterfly in Stockholm
17 Nov 14 / Seen and Heard
Don Giovanni

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Don Giovanni and the paparazzi
29 Mar 14 / Seen and Heard
Fine singing in Stockholm’s flawed Don Giovanni
25 Mar 14 / Seen and Heard
Salome

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Must-see Salome in Stockholm
4 Dec 13 / Seen and Heard
Parsifal

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Parsifal in Stockholm
28 Nov 13 / Seen and Heard
Though at times opaque, Christof Loy’s interpretation brings a sense of wonder to Wagner
9 Oct 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Peter Grimes

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Grim Grimes in Stockholm touches heart-string
13 May 13 / Seen and Heard
Lohengrin

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Lured back to opera by 'Lohengrin'
18 Apr 12 / New York Times
Godforsaken Brabant – glorious Weinius
16 Apr 12 / Seen and Heard
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20 Sep to 21 Oct 2017
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29 Sep to 30 Oct 2017
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28 Oct to 7 Dec 2017
Lehar
4 Nov 2017 to 9 May 2018
Rossini
29 Nov 2017 to 3 Feb 2018
Strauss, R
10 Jan to 4 Feb 2018
Puccini
20 Jan to 8 May 2018
Verdi
26 Feb to 11 Apr 2018
Giordano
10 Mar to 23 Apr 2018
Tchaikovsky
30 Apr to 2 Jun 2018
Strauss, R
26 May to 10 Jun 2018

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26 Aug 2008 / Seen and Heard