The Royal Swedish Opera counts 2017 as one of its most successful years to count, reaching larger audiences and first-time visitors. New productions, such as the opera Dracula and the ballet The Dream of Swan Lake by Pär Isberg have filled the house and attracted younger audiences. Myriads of worlds, aimed at the youngest visitors – from 3 to 18 months – is a part of the Opera’s long-standing efforts for children and youth. The priceless satire Die lustige Witwe with renowned comedian and actor Henrik Dorsin also attracted new audiences and first-time visitors.
A national innovation contest resulted in an app through which visitors, among other things, can enjoy performances via assisted-listening and sign-language interpretation.
The Royal Swedish Opera’s position at the forefront of digital technology is also demonstrated by the dance work Half Life in Virtual Reality. Moreover, as a national stage, the Opera has made its extensive history accessible through an archive in which every single production since 1773 is searchable in a digital database, launched in 2017. All of this – and much more.
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