OPERA AND BALLET. AT ANY TIME.IN ANY PLACE. THE ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA’S DIGITAL CHANNEL – The Art of Looking Forward

OPERA
STEMME SINGS WAGNER
  • GENRE OPERA
  • LENGTH Ca 18 mins
  • 13 DAYS LEFT
BALLET
Meet the Choreographer - Alexander Ekman
  • GENRE DANCE, EXCLUSIVE, BALLET, BEHIND THE SCENES
  • LENGTH ca. 15 mins
  • 41 DAYS LEFT
CONCERT
GOLINSKI CELEBRATES MONIUSZKO
  • GENRE CONCERT, EXCLUSIVE
  • LENGTH Ca 1 hr 2 mins
  • 0 DAYS LEFT
DOCUMENTARY
Life at the Opera
  • GENRE DOCUMENTARY, BEHIND THE SCENES, EXCLUSIVE
  • LENGTH 5 x 60 mins
  • 93 DAYS LEFT

COMING SOON

SHIFT | CACTI
Alexander Ekman + Royal Swedish Ballet
  • GENRE BALLET, DANCE, EXCLUSIVE
  • LENGTH ca. 1 hr
  • PUBLISHED 31 OCTOBER, 2020
KLAUS
NOMI
Musical drama for young adults
  • GENRE OPERA
  • LENGTH ca. 1 hr 30 mins
  • PUBLISHED 01 JANUARY, 0001
PRIMA
DONNA
Rufus Wainwright's celebration of the opera diva
  • GENRE OPERA
  • LENGTH ca. 2 hrs
  • PUBLISHED 28 NOVEMBER, 2020

STEMME
SINGS
WAGNER

  • OPERA, KONSERT 13 DAYS LEFT
  • LENGTH 18 mins
  • GENRE ROMANTIC, DRAMATIC, CLASSICAL, CONCERT
Soprano and court singer Nina Stemme interprets Wilhelm Stenhammar and Richard Wagner, accompanied by pianist Inese Klotina and members of the Royal Swedish Orchestra under the direction of Alan Gilbert.
The concert was a part of the European initiative OperaVision's Summer Gala that was broadcast worldwide on June 21 2020.

MEET
EKMAN

  • BALETT, BALETT/DANS, DANS, BAKOM KULISSERNA 41 DAYS LEFT
  • LENGTH ca. 15 mins
  • GENRE BEHIND THE SCENES, EXCLUSIVE, DOCUMENTARY
Meet the Royal Swedish Ballet and choreographer Alexander Ekman during rehearsals before the (world) premiere of SHIFT | CACTI. SHIFT was created in the middle of the corona pandemic and it explores the possibilities and constraints of dancing safely. CACTI is Ekman's by far most performed piece worldwide - and it gets its Swedish premiere with the Royal Swedish Ballet.
Opens on September 26 2020 at the Royal Swedish Opera.

Alexander Ekman's
ESKAPIST

Excerpts from the hit performance with the Royal Swedish Ballet


Alexander Ekman is a choreographer that keeps on surprising us. In 2012 he created his first piece for the Royal Swedish Ballet - Tyll - and in 2015 his Midsummer Night's Dream was a huge success at the Royal Swedish Opera. Today he creates dance productions all over the world - but he returned to the Royal Swedish Ballet in 2019 with an original creation - Eskapist. A production like no other - Eskapist quickly sold out and was loved by critics as well as the audience. This compact production shows exclusive, selected scenes from Eskapist and a (rare) interview with Alexander Ekman.

Meet the Artist –
MIKAEL KARLSSON

On creating music for dance


Mikael Karlsson is the composer who has been working side by side with Alexander Ekman on several projects. How do you actually go about it when composing for dancers? How do you cooperate with the choreographer? Meet one of the most interesting Swedish composers right now - who just landed a contract for a full length opera with the Royal Swedish Opera!

Meet the Artist
HENRIK VIBSKOV

From the catwalk to the stage - similarities and differences


Henrik Vibskov is one of the most celebrated designers of the Danish fashion design miracle - and just like composer Mikael Karlsson, he often works with Alexander Ekman. The trio collaborated on the acclaimed Cow at the Semperoper in Dresden. How does creating for the stage differ from creating everyday fashion? How do you go from idea to a finished product - that you can actually dance in?

Artistic Team


CHOREOGRAPHY/STAGE DESIGN/LIGHT Alexander Ekman
MUSIC Mikael Karlsson
COSTUME & MAKE UP Henrik Vibskov
DRAMATURGE Carina Nildalen

THE ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET

LIFE AT THE 
OPERA 
PART 1

  • BAKOM KULISSERNA 93 DAYS LEFT
  • LENGTH 60 mins
  • GENRE BEHIND THE SCENES, DOCUMENTARY
What happens at the Royal Swedish Opera - behind the curtain? It is the workplace of between 550 and 1000 people - every year. There is a multitude of different professions, artistic staff of course, but also just about everything from blacksmiths to physical therapists. Rumor has it there are more than 1000 rooms in the building (but no one really knows). There is a very particular heartbeat in the house - a heartbeat that culminates in a curtain call every night. Tag along this documentary produced by SVT in 2013 - welcome to The Life at the Opera in five episodes!
Life at the Opera, part 1. In this episode you meet first soloist Marie Lindqvist who is about to do her last performance of the ballet Sleeping Beauty. You also meet chorus tenor Jon Nilsson in his preparations for the premiere of Turandot. And physical therapist Pirjo Lehmussalmi is troubled by many injuries at the end of the season.
IN SWEDISH

LIFE AT THE OPERA
part 2

Premiere coming up and a tense casting


Welcome to Life at the Opera, part 2. You can almost touch the air as the premiere of Turandot approaches. The title role is sung by megastar soprano Nina Stemme - and the stakes are high... and, at the same time, a veritable legend is welcomed by the Royal Swedish Ballet - and she puts the dancers to the test in a very tough casting.
IN SWEDISH

LIFE AT THE OPERA
part 3

A visiting legend and busy days in the costume department


Welcome to Life at the Opera, part 3. Legendary prima ballerina Natalia Makarova is in the house staging Giselle - and she puts the dancers of the Royal Swedish Ballet to the test with her high demands. The costume department is struggling to keep head over water with all the last minute changes to the costumes...
IN SWEDISH

LIFE AT THE OPERA
part 4

Rehearsals, rehearsals and more rehearsals... and a premiere signed Young at the Opera


Welcome to Life at the Opera, part 4. The production of the opera Peter Grimes is pushing the house to the limit. After many years singing at the Royal Swedish Opera, soloist Marianne Eklöf likes to "have a finger in the pie". First soloist dancer Jenny Nilsson stages a performance for children - with a very special guest in the audience.
IN SWEDISH

LIFE AT THE OPERA
part 5

Illness panic and dancers exerting themselves


Welcome to Life at the Opera, part 5. What do you do when someone falls ill? Illness strikes the cast of the operetta Die Fledermaus and a stand-in has to be found - and before the evening's performance. Not only the opera section is struggling - the premiere of the ballet Juliet & Romeo is approaching, and the world press is gathering in Stockholm to see the Royal Swedish Ballet.
IN SWEDISH

Cast

ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO WORKED AT THE ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA DURING 2013
THE ROYAL SWEDISH ORCHESTRA
THE ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA CHORUS
SOLOISTS
THE ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET
CREATIVE TEAMS