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Summer Calendar of Opera Performances and Concerts at Drottningholms Slottsteater

Pressmeddelande   •   Jun 30, 2012 16:37 CEST


This Summer the Drottningholm Slottsteater presents Joseph Haydn's opera Orlando Paladino, directed by Sigrid T'Hooft. In August Peter Mattei sings Mozart in two concerts with the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra. The popular family performance with The Romeo & Julia Choir of Tobaksladans hemligheter, by August Strindberg, is back. The Romeo & Julia Choir is also presenting Monteverdi, a drama concert for all ages. 


Haydn's opera Orlando Paladino, which will open at the Drottningholm Court Theatre on July 29, is based on the medieval legend of the knight Roland (Orlando), who is madly in love with Angelica, Queen of Cathay. The performance stars Rickard Söderberg, Kirsten Blaise and Pietro Spagnoli, all of whom are internationally known for their interpretation of 18th century opera.

Orlando Paladino (1782) is a Dramma eroicomico in three acts by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Libretto by Nunziato Porta.

More information about the performance.

Dates of perfomances
July 29 (premiere) at 16.00
August 1st, at 19.30
August 3rd, at 19.30
August 5th, at 16.00
August 7th, at 19.30
August 9th, at 19.30
August 11th, at 16.00
August 12th, at 16.00

Tickets SEK 300/435/650/895



Before Orlando Paladino. Details will be found soom in the press room or at

August 1st, at 18.30, TBD
August 7th, at 18.30, TBD
August 11th, at 15.00, TBD

Free admission 



Baritone Peter Mattei and soprano Vivianne Holmberg invite you to a concert together with the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra under Mark Tatlow. 
Mozart arias will be combined with music by Haydn - as in the 18th century.

Peter Mattei made his début at Drottningholms Slottsteater 1990 as Nardo in La finta giardiniera. He has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages.

Vivianne Holmberg is a young coming star who already performs at the Royal Opera and also made her début in La finta giardinera at Drottningholm, in 2010.

Peter Mattei made his début at Drottningholms Slottsteater 1990 as Nando in La finta giardiniera. He has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages and now returns to do a much requested Mozart concert together with the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra.

More information about the performance here

Tickets 895 SEK.

Performance dates:  
August 4th, at 19.30
August 8th, at 19.30 



A family performance with the Romeo Julia Choir. This charming short story by August Strindberg is about the love of a young opera singer for Kapellmeister; a love that turns into betryal and then redemtion. Well known choruses will accompany the story as it is enacted on stage. In Swedish.

Tickets 225 SEK adults, and 100 SEK children and youth up to 26. 

Performances dates
August 19th at 14.00 and 16.00

More information here 



A drama concert for all ages, with the Romeo & Julia Choir based on Claudio Montiverdi’s music and inspired by a murder story from the Carnival in Mantua 1608.  Prologue in English, songs in Italian.

Tickets 225 SEK adults, and 100 SEK children and youth up to 26.

Performances dates 
August 25th, at 14.00 premiere and 16.00
August 26th at 14.00
 and 16.00

More information here 


Drottningholm Court Theatre was built in 1766 at the request of Queen Lovisa Ulrika. The wooden stage machinery is operated by hand. About 30 stage sets have been preserved, all decorated with themes from 18th century repertoire. The first golden age of the theatre was initiated by King Gustaf III in 1777. Together with actors like Monvel, the composers Naumann and Kraus, the ballet master Gallodier and the architect Desprez Gustaf used Drottningholm to inject new life into Swedish theatre and opera. After the king's death in 1792,  the theatre was closed, but reopened in 1922. Today the yearly summer Opera Festival offers new productions of 17th and 18th century operas and attracts audiences from all over the world. In 1991 the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO designated the theatre as being of international cultural heritage significance.

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