The Royal Swedish Opera - Stockholm
23 May 2018

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Eugene Onegin

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Eugène Onéguine entre résistible ascension et chute tragique à Stockholm
11 May 18 / Olyrix
Toboggan enthusiasts will adore this Eugene Onegin in Stockholm
7 May 18 / Seen and Heard
Eugene Onegin in Stockholm: Tatyana steals the show
3 May 18 / Bachtrack
Fedora

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Royal Swedish Opera salutes Malin Byström’s thrilling performance as Fedora
13 Mar 18 / Bachtrack
Aida

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Retour triomphal d'Aïda à Stockholm
2 Mar 18 / Olyrix
Great debut for Christina Nilsson as Aida in Stockholm
1 Mar 18 / Bachtrack
Sensational young Aida enchants Stockholm
27 Feb 18 / Seen and Heard
Elektra

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Iréne Theorin triumphs as Elektra in Stockholm
12 Jan 18 / Bachtrack
La Cenerentola

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A British Cinderella in Stockholm
2 Dec 17 / Bachtrack
Enchanting Royal Swedish Opera Cenerentola in a Victorian setting
1 Dec 17 / Seen and Heard
Dracula

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Spectacular new Dracula opera in Stockholm
3 Nov 17 / Seen and Heard
Royal Swedish Opera’s Dracula sucks the lifeblood out of its characters
31 Oct 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Manon Lescaut

The Royal Swedish Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Still going strong
2 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
Asmik Grigorian returns to Stockholm as a moving Manon Lescaut
23 Sep 17 / Bachtrack
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: A highly accomplished start to Stockholm's Ring
26 May 17 / Bachtrack
Das Rheingold: Quitte ou double?
26 May 17 / Forum Opéra
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
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
Trots all energi stumnar Nixon
20 Oct 16 / Svenska Dagbladet
Ösigt drömspel om en amerikansk president
20 Oct 16 / Expressen
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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Tchaikovsky
30 Apr to 2 Jun 2018
Strauss, R
26 May to 10 Jun 2018
Puccini
22 Sep to 26 Oct 2018
Various
6 to 22 Oct 2018
Verdi
27 Oct to 13 Nov 2018
Verdi
24 Nov to 28 Dec 2018
Puccini
17 Dec 2018 to 26 Jan 2019
Bizet
19 Jan to 12 Feb 2019
Poulenc
2 to 22 Feb 2019
Szymanowski
16 Mar to 10 Apr 2019
Mozart
28 Mar to 26 Apr 2019
Borisova-Ollas
25 Apr to 29 May 2019
Handel
4 to 14 May 2019

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