Friday 11 December 2015

The Royal Swedish Opera: 200 years of history

King Gustav III’s Opera House In 1880 | © okänt/WikiCommons
King Gustav III’s Opera House in Stockholm, in 1880 | © okänt/WikiCommons
Opera has a history of over 200 years in Stockholm, with the Royal Swedish Opera’s historic Opera House being the site not only of opera performances, but also of masked balls and even the assassination of King Gustav III. In addition, just outside the city sits the sleeping beauty that is Drottningholm Palace Theatre – an 18th century theatrercomplete in every detail. The opera in Stockholm is therefore well worth a visit, both for the music and the rich history, and my article on The Culture Trip website explores further.

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