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Royal Swedish Opera announces 2021-22 season with Music Director Alan Gilbert

21cmediagroup / 18th August 2021 / News

The Royal Swedish Opera reopens with a winning combination of three new artistic directors.

Michael Cavanagh is the new opera director, Ellen Lamm will be artistic director of Young at the Opera and music director is Alan Gilbert. This winning combination will be in place when the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm welcomes a 300-strong audience for the first time since March 2020. They met in person for the first time at their new workplace during Monday’s press conference together with ballet Director Nicholas Le Riche and CEO Birgitta Svendén. The opera, ballet and concert programme for the coming season was also presented.

The 2021 autumn season is a restart for the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. Apart from a short period last autumn, the opera house now opens for public events for the first time since March 2020.

“I don’t think we have ever been longing as much as this for the autumn season to begin,” says CEO Birgitta Svendén. “After several hundred days in a closed opera house we are almost euphoric in our desire to open again.”

Read the full announcement here.