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Elektra, Parsifal & concerts at Royal Swedish Opera

21cmediagroup / 1st September 2023 / News

The present year marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Swedish Opera, where Gilbert has been Music Director since spring 2021. He opens the company’s new season with a special concert at Stockholm’s historic Drottningholm Slottsteater to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the King of Sweden, who recently appointed the conductor as Royal Court Kapellmeister (Sep 14). Gilbert then helms a seven-performance run of Richard Strauss’s Elektra, starring Katarina Leoson, Ingela Brimberg and Jeremy Carpenter in Staffan Valdemar Holm’s acclaimed production (Sep 23–Oct 16), before returning to the Stockholm house next year for Wagner’s Parsifal (March 16–April 18) and a season-closing summer concert (June 14).

A major player on the opera scene, Gilbert has helmed productions at legendary houses worldwide, including Milan’s La Scala, where he led a new production of Porgy and Bessand the company premiere of Die tote Stadt, and New York’s Metropolitan Opera, where his account of Doctor Atomic was filmed, released on DVD and recognized with a Grammy Award.