The Royal Swedish Opera’s Revival of Rufus Wainwright’s ‘Prima Donna’ Opens October 10

The Royal Swedish Opera opens a new production of acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright’s “Prima Donna” on October 10, running through November 14. “Prima Donna’s” libretto is Wainwright’s, written in collaboration with Bernadette Colomine. “Prima Donna,” billed as a tribute to the art of Romantic opera, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in 2009. “Prima Donna” relates the story of a {…}

Royal Swedish Opera Streaming Two Operatic Masterworks Starring Katarina Dalayman, Greer Grimsley, Irene Theorin

The Royal Swedish Opera is showcasing two major performances on its official website. The first of these that is streaming is Verdi’s “Aida” in a production by Michael Cavanaugh. It stars Katarina Dalayman as Amneris, Christina Nilsson as Aida, Iva Defabiani as Radamès, and Alessio Cacciamani as Ramfis. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts the performance, which is presented in two parts. {…}

OperaVision 2020 Preview: Malin Byström to Star in Royal Swedish Opera’s ‘Fedora’

(Credit: Markus Gárder / Royal Swedish Opera) OperaVision will present Giordano’s “Fedora” from the Royal Swedish Opera on Jan. 17, 2020. The Verismo work will star Malin Byström, Daniel Johansson, Ola Eliasson, Marianne Odencrants, Krisitan Flor, Emelie Thoor, Niklas Björling Rygert, Jon Nilsson, John Erik Eleby, Jens Persson, Håkan Ekenäs, Andreas Lundmark, Mikael Fagerholm, and Henrik Hugo, among others. Eugene {…}

OperaVision Live Streams ‘Der Ferne Klang’ From Royal Swedish Opera

(Credit: Monika Ritterhaus) OperaVision will livestream “Der Ferne Klang” live from the Royal Swedish Opera on Oct. 19, 2019. The performance will showcase Agneta Eichenholz, Daniel Johansson, Johan Rydh, Miriam Treichl, Andreas Lundmark, Jeremy Carpenter, Lars Arvidson, Vivianne Holmberg, Marie-Louise Granström, Madeleine Barringer, Ola Eliasson, and Klas Hedlund. Stefan Blunier conducts a production directed by Christof Loy. OperaWire’s review stated {…}

Greer Grimsley, Malin Byström & Daniel Johansson Highlight The Royal Swedish Opera’s 2019-20 season

The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm announced the company’s 2019-20 season which will include a German rarity, the company premiere of a Leonard Bernstein operetta and the return of a Wagner opera. As usual, the company invites an impressive group of conductors that will comprise Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alan Gilbert, Constantin Trinks, John Fiore, and Domingo Hindoyan. Here is the lineup: {…}