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OPERA FOR BEGINNERS


Are you curious about opera or ballet but don’t know where to start? What would you like to experience on your first visit? We have put together a programme just for you with music from two of the most popular operas worldwide – Carmen and La Bohème. For dance lovers we can offer Eskapist, a mesmerising, explosive dance event.


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Carmen – a drama packed with all-time classics

Bizet’s Carmenis one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. It revolves around Carmen, a rebellious, smart, freedom loving woman who fights for her right to love anyone she wants. But one day a man stands in her way. This opera is as relevant today as when it was first written. Revisit some of the most popular classical works in film in the form of Escamillo’s aria (“Toreador”), the Habanera and the Flower song. Read more »

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Don Giovanni – Like a Bond movie by Mozart!

The days of the charismatic nobleman Don Giovanni are counted. The great womanizer is a slave to his insatiable desires. Death is breathing down his neck. Now three women are out to put a stop to his adventures. 
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Did you know that…

  • Tickets to our performances are half price if you are under the age of 26! Read more»
  • Jeans or dinner jacket – both are fine as long as you feel comfortable.
  • A 15-minute introduction of the work you are about to see is scheduled 45 minutes before most opera and ballet performances.
  • We recommend visitors to arrive at least 20 minutes before the performance begins. It will give you time to hand in your coat and find your seat before the curtain goes up.
  • Operas performed on the main stage are surtitled in Swedish, unless they are sung in Swedish.
  • Most of our performances include an intermission. Intermission refreshments can be prebooked up until 22.00 the day before your visit. Any remaining seats can be booked on the night.
  • More practical information is available here. When you arrive, our front of house ushers are always happy to help.

Dracula – a stage show with special effects and a chorus

Gothic romance, Victorian fashion and magnificent choral parts. What more can you want from a visit to the opera? The story of the famous vampire is all about broken hearts, revenge and plenty of blood. Don’t miss this spectacular production. Read more»

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DANCING | FORWARD
– from tutu and toe shoe to contemporary dance

This double bill features the choreographer Serge Lifar’s brilliant neoclassical tour de forceSuite en blanc and Jérémie Bélingard’s innovative Je t’attends, je t’attends, je t’attends. You can look forward to an unforgettable evening with the Royal Swedish Ballet. Read more »

Die Lustige Witwe – a light opera by Henrik Dorsin

Die Lustige Witwe is about to be staged at the Royal Swedish Opera. The director cannot afford to fail, so he engages a popular opera diva and an egocentric, petty-minded director. Old sweethearts meet again, and a rivalling production company is lurking behind the scenes… We look forward to seeing you at this comical meta performance. Read more »

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