Opera for the youngest and vampire invasion of the Royal Opera

By on August 14, 2017
Carl Thorborg

Opera for the youngest and vampire invasion of the Royal Opera – a broad autumn repertoire presented from Sweden’s national scene

When Dracula get its first performance at the Royal Opera, it becomes the first time that the vampire taking tons on a big opera scene. A Swedish vampire opera is the great news for the autumn season, starting August 26 with the singing and dancing bears in Mozart’s Opera Trollflöjten. The Royal Ballet starts the fall with Mats Eks modern classic Julia and Romeo at the same time as the french star dancer Nicolas Le Riche takes over as director of the dancers.

The composer Victoria Borisova-Ollas, born in Russia, who has been in Sweden for many years, has written an opera with a first performance on October 28th, around Halloween. The artistic team, including director Linus Fellbom and conductor Karen Kamensek, will create a set of horror romance, Victorian fashion, magnificent choirs, broken hearts, revenge and blood. There will be a Dracula where the women around the title role will tell their story.

Rossini’s opera Askungen, directed by Lindy Hume, will be premiere on November 25th. The title role is sung by the young mezzosopian Johanna Rudström, while the young tenor Ole Aleksander Bang debuts on the Opera in the prince’s role.

Extra star gloss for two different sets gives the singers Asmik Grigorian and Katarina Dalayman. Grigorian with the title role of Puccini’s romantic and tragic opera Manon Lescaut, given from September 20, and Dalayman as Kostelnička in Janáček’s keen and thriving opera Jenůfa, from September 25th.

Award-winning Sharon Eyal and provocateur Olivier Dubois – two of the world’s most sought after choreographers – have created a new piece exclusively for the Royal Opera in a ballet program which gives from October 13th.

The winter’s big family balett becomes Christopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed Alice in Wonderland, a performance from December 6th, where “fantasy romance flows and the theater magician’s toy box is wide open.”

Young at the Opera has first performance of Myriader av världar on November 18th. The set challenges children’s culture and examines the art experience for the very youngest audience, from 3-18 months. For concept and choreography is Dalija Acin Thelander.

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