Experience world-class performance at the Royal Swedish Opera
Situated in the heart of Stockholm lies the Royal Swedish Opera House. As one of Europe’s most striking classical venues, and home to an opera company that consistently produces world-class performances, it is definitely a must-see if you are a classical fan visiting the city. It has been the Swedish national venue for opera and ballet since 1773, and you can experience its grandiose atmosphere either as a member of the audience or through a guided tour of the building.
Taking the grand tourIf you choose to join the guided tours and you will soon find yourself being treated to the opera house in a new way. As part of the tour you can take a look behind the scenes, visit the royal rooms and peek down into the orchestra pit. This is a must-do if you are a fan of opera and want to learn more the Royal Swedish Opera’s history as well as gain a unique insight into life behind the scenes today. Tours are conducted in both Swedish and English.
Enjoying a performanceIn addition to the Royal Swedish Opera, the remarkable structure is home to the Royal Swedish Orchestra, Choir and Ballet. This results in world class directors, singers, musicians and dancers taking center stage at the opera house each year. Each year the opera serves up well-known plays and performances, in addition to introducing emerging artists and plays to its audience. If you love the fine arts then there is no way around it: this is the place to be when in Stockholm.
If you are staying at our Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm, the Royal Swedish Opera awaits just a short trip away from your hotel room. After enjoying a performance you can head back to your room to relax or enjoy a delicious meal in our RBG Bar & Grill restaurant.