Royal Opera House, Stockholm

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    Masked Ball by Verdi

    by Natalya2006 Written Jan 11, 2013

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    I love opera, so when traveling to Stockholm, we visited the Royal Opera. We listened to opera, Verdi's "A Masked Ball."
    This theater is smaller than our Mariinsky Opera House. And our opera repertoire is much wider. But we liked the show at Royal Opera.

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    Folkoperan–Opera For the People

    by kanjon Written Nov 3, 2012

    If interested in contemporary opera, do not forget Folkoperan, a smaller opera that I think best describes themselves: " Folkoperan is the small opera house for everyone. We are driven by the determination to develop the art of opera, through new expression, unexpected interfaces and by daring to experiment." Folkoperan's new artistic director, Mellika Melouani Melani will give her first opera production on the Folkoperan stage in the autumn 2012. Check the opera house out here: http://folkoperan.se/in-english

    Folkoperan also have a great little bistro, Folkbaren, with great food and a lovely little bar with everything from Champagne to Dry Martinis. Very nice, both for dining or just a refreshment before the opera. http://www.folkbaren.se

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    OPERA HOUSE

    by balhannah Written Feb 4, 2012

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    The Opera house I was viewing was not the original on this site, that was demolished in 1892, and this one was built.
    Named Operan ("The Opera"), is written in golden letters above the middle arch on the front facade of this neo-classical building.
    I should have popped in for a look, as I have read there is a magnificent gold foyer and a marble grand staircase leading to a three-tiered auditorium.

    The Royal Swedish Family of King Carl XVI Gustaf keeps the Royal Box reserved, located in the first tier in the auditorium above the orchestra pit.
    The orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera, dates back to 1526, making it one of the oldest orchestras in Europe.
    The Royal Swedish Ballet was founded by Gustav III of Sweden in 1773.

    If you wish, you can go backstage on a tour, and visit the Royal Suite and visit the Orchestra pit.

    ADMISSION.....Adults 100 sek
    Guided tours only
    Free guided tour with the Stockholm Card.

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    Operan - Opera

    by penny_g Written Mar 13, 2011

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    The Royal Opera is the biggest and most important scene for opera and balet dance in Sweden since 18 January 1773, when the first event took place. It was King Gustav III, who accelerated the process of the construction and the establishment of a Swedish opera ensemble. The royal decree was to make all texts, both Swedish and foreign operas, in Swedish.

    Nowadays, the opera has 1100 places. On the ceiling there is a magnificent picture of the artist Vicke Andrén. One can also admire the 2 ton heavy royal crown inside of it.

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    Royal Opera

    by Rupanworld Written Oct 20, 2008

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    The Kungliga Teatern or the Royal Theatre is the Royal Swedish Opera and the national stage for opera in Sweden. It is in the east side of Gustav Adolfs torg quite close to the Swedish Parliament. The opera company was founded by King Gustav III and its first performance was 'Thetis and Phelée' staged in 1773.

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    Royal Opera

    by Sjalen Updated Jul 28, 2006

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    The Stockholm Opera opened in 1773 and has since been the national stage for opera and ballet in Sweden. It all started with King Gustav III who is known as the "theatre king" (also see Drottningholm). He was fed up of the French performers on stage in Stockholm at the time and decided to set up a Swedish theatre instead. Thus, he bought the property the opera is at, and had it built so it was ready in 1782. Ten years later, he was assassinated whilst at the theatre but nevertheless the building survived another hundred years before being torn down and replaced by another by Axel Anderberg, which stood ready in 1898, and this is what you see today.

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    Opera House

    by rcsparty Written Apr 14, 2006

    From an appearance standpoint, I was more impressed with the opera house then the palace or parliament buildings. It is located right before you enter the Gamla Stan area. Didn't get a chance to venture inside.

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    Opera

    by illudiumqh36 Updated Feb 10, 2005

    Between the National Museum and the Royal Palace there is the Royal Opera House. Built in the end of the 19th century it hosts hundreds of performancies during the Season.
    In the backyard there is a club, called Cafe Opera. It's an expensive cafeteria during the day and a very popular nightclub at night.

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    The Royal Opera House

    by musti72 Written Dec 17, 2003

    The Royal Opera in Stockholm was founded in 1773 at the direction of King Gustaf III. A great lover of the arts and an actor and playwright himself King Gustaf wanted to promote the use of Swedish as the language of the upper classes. He decreed that all opera was to be sung in Swedish, and began bringing important European composers to create operas with Swedish poets.
    The present building was built in 1898. Today about 250 performances of over thirty different works are given every season (from mid-August to mid-June). The repertoire is varied with a concentration on ‘classical’ opera and ballet.

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    Kungliga Operan

    by martin_nl Updated Feb 25, 2003

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    It's a great building to see, and it has to be beautiful inside, but all the times I went there it was closed unfortunately. I believe on Saturday you can go in and have a look around. Make sure you go here on your first day to Stockholm to ask about opening times.

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    The Royal Opera House

    by Znaky Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The Royal Opera House
    Not as fancy as the Sydney Opera House, but still.. I'll bet it's older. Haha! The 'backyard' of the Opera is an extremly popular nightclub, where the rich and famous spend lots of hours.. and money.

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    If you hunger for more...

    by A.R Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you hunger for more culture, a visit to one of the frequent operas or ballets staged in the Stockholm Opera house may be an option.

    The Opera house also has a bar and a restaurant very popular with the night crowd.

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    The Royal Swedish Opera

    by gugi66 Written Jul 21, 2008

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    The Royal Swedish Opera has an unbroken performance tradition dating back to 1773. Go backstage for a tour of the magnificent late 19th century opera house.

    GUIDED TOURS ONLY.

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    Beautiful building

    by UKDaisy Updated Sep 9, 2006

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    A beautiful building from the outside. Didn't get a chance to see the inside (but from pictures on the website, it looks equally impressive). Guided tours available.

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    Operan

    by bpwillet Updated Oct 30, 2003

    This is an impressive building that still holds classical concerts. It has some ornate balconies and is the place to go for classical opera and ballet. The statue in front is the Gustav Adolf Torg.

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