Rage & Romance
One of the Royal Swedish Opera’s most important missions is to put on exciting performances for children and young people, and to make it possible for them to pursue culture. During the last ten years Young at the Opera has been and continue to be the state-of-the-art for opera and ballet in Sweden.
Every season we create opera and dance performances for children and young people.
In addition to exciting performances, we also throw open the doors of the Opera House to Kids’ Saturdays, school holiday activities and family days. The activities we offer vary from guided tours of the Opera House and trying on costumes to mini performances and concerts.
Young at the Opera also engages in active school outreach, and our educational programme offers both short and long-term projects, one of which is part of the Skapande skola (Creative School) programme. We also arrange field trips to the Opera House and teachers’ evenings, and we schedule weekend and holiday activities, host family days and put on special performances for school groups.
What we offer here at the opera is so unique – access to music, dance, singing, art, writing. All here, under one roof. Through art, we can reflect on what it means to be human. Culture enables us to address the big questions in life.
At Young at the Opera, we work with particularly long cycles, taking into consideration that everyone – from tiny tots to young adults – should have the opportunity to experience both dance and opera. First up is NÄR DÅ DÅ – an opera for children between 5 and 9 years of age, written by popular author of children’s books, Pija Lindenbaum. Our second production for the season, Orlando, is also musical theatre, but for teenagers between 13 and 15 years of age. Orlando will be performed at Confidencen at the Ulriksdal Palace Park.