Back Home Summer at the Royal Swedish Opera

WARM days and BEAUTIFUL evenings in a MAGNIFICENT setting


We are starting a new season with an extensive summer program. Meet us out and about in Stockholm and join us on our digital stage for some great summer listening! The summer offers everything from opera, ballet, concert and close collaborations, and at the end of August we start the autumn season with Die Zauberflöte.
A warm welcome to a summer with the Royal Opera!

Doors and windows are open, drinks are cooled and in the kitchen the chefs prepare the best of the season… You do know that the Royal Swedish Opera is open all summer?

Do not miss our atmospheric summer concerts in a beautiful setting with the Opera’s own artists. Or why not go on a guided tour of our historic opera house, to then visit one of our terraces for something to eat and drink to a fantastic view.
We are open in the summer from June 29 to August 13. The ticket office/information desk is then open Wednesdays to Saturdays between 1.30 p.m. and 6 p.m..

Summer concerts

The Royal Swedish Opera’s popular summer concerts are performed Wednesdays through Saturdays at 5.30 p.m. between June 29 and August 13. Opera arias, tango, Nordic classics and beautiful chamber music by some of our most beloved composers - and with the Royal Swedish Opera’s own artists.


Guided tours

During the summer, there are no performances on our main stage. We therefore take the opportunity to do maintenance of the stage floor, the machinery and polish the huge chandelier in our auditorium. Join us on a guided tour through the opera house and listen to our staff's stories that are not written down in any guidebook. Our guided tours are given Wednesdays through Saturdays at 2 p.m. in both Swedish and English.


Sova vaken at Parkteatern

A grand opera performance in a small format from Young at the Opera. Premiere in Stockholm's park theatre (Parkteatern) before it goes on tour in Sweden with Riksteatern. A musical experience with a story that everyone can relate to - to be afraid of the unknown and to find comfort where you least expect it. From 6 years. 


Late summer concert at Gustav Adolfs torg

On August 21 at 8 p.m. we invite you to a late summer concert at Gustav Adolf's square. The concert will consist of highlights from the upcoming season featuring the Royal Swedish Orchestra, the Royal Swedish Opera Chorus, soloists and conductor Mei-Ann Chen, performing with Mozart, Verdi and Puccini, among others. The concert is a collaboration with Stockholm's Culture Festival.


The Opera in the Park

Be captivated by tutues and pointe shoes from a park bench in Vita Bergen in Stockholm. In collaboration with Parkteatern, The Royal Swedish Ballet will perform parts of the classical ballet Don Quixote, which can later be seen in its entirety at The Royal Swedish Opera from September 9.


Young at the Opera at Gränslandet

Bring the whole family and experience Schubert, Mozart, Bizet and many others in a open-air setting! In Young at the Opera's concert »The biggest emotions« singer Sebastian Durán, pianist Karin Haglund and a string quartet, will take children and adults on a musical journey.


Relax to Italian opera this summer

This summer we can offer you sweet Italian music from »La fanciulla del West«, »La bohème« and »Turandot« among others on Operan Play. Pottering in the garden, mowing the grass or dozing in the hammock - do it to the tunes of great music from amongst others Verdi and Puccini. Operan Play: no log-in, no fees, when you want – where you want.


Die Zauberflöte back on stage in August

Mozart’s last and perhaps most beloved opera is a fairytale adventure about the power of love and music. The dramatic events and the characters are as complex as we all are in real life. Die Zauberflöte is one of the Royal Swedish Opera’s most popular productions - now finally back on stage in August.


One of our Secrets – Summer Stockholm’s best terrace bars

In May, it’s time for the opening of the restaurant’s terrace, named as one of the best in Stockholm, where visitors can enjoy good food, great drinks and a fantastic view. At Strömterrassen, with a view of the Royal Palace and Strömmen, everything from delicious cocktails to traditional Swedish flavors and favorites from the grill are available.
Strömterrassen is open for lunch, dinner and drinks.
A reservation on Strömterassen is only possible for lunch!