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Ariadne auf Naxos and more at Royal Swedish Opera

21cmediagroup / 22nd September 2022 / News

A major player on the opera scene, Gilbert has led productions at legendary houses worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, where his account of Doctor Atomic was filmed, released on DVD and recognized with a Grammy Award. To open his second season as Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera, Gilbert conducts eight performances of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, starring soprano Christina Nilsson in the title role. The winner of the Renata Tebaldi International Vocal Competition, with whom Gilbert also collaborates on the NDR’s “Resurrection” Symphony, Nilsson sings opposite Wagner competition-winner Michael Weinius as The Tenor/Bacchus in Katharina Jakhelln Semb’s acclaimed production (Sep 28–Nov 2).

In the New Year, Gilbert returns to the Stockholm house to conduct an orchestral program (March 11 & 15) and four operatic productions, to be announced shortly (Jan 18–21; March 20–April 6; March 27–April 3; and May 13–June 8).

See the full Royal Swedish Opera calendar here.