LIFE AT THE OPERA

AVAILABLE UNTIL: DECEMBER 31

DOCUMENTARY | UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THE LIFE AT AN OPERA HOUSE

PART 1. What happens at the Royal Swedish Opera - behind the curtain? Between 550 and 1000 people work here every year. There is a plethora of professional categories here - artistic staff of course but also everything from blacksmiths to naprapaths. There are (according to some sources...) 1000 rooms in the house! A very special atmosphere that culminates every night with the curtain call. Join SVT's documentary series from 2013 - welcome to Life at the Opera in five entertaining episodes!
In this first episode you meet the principal dancer Marie Lindqvist who is about to dance her last performance in the ballet Sleeping Beauty. You will also meet the chorus singer Jon Nilsson in his preparations for the premiere of the opera Turandot. And masseur Pirjo Lehmussalmi who faces many injuries after a long season.
In Swedish.

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Life at the OPERA part 2

Premiere coming up and a tense casting.
You can almost touch the air as the premiere of Turandot approaches. The title role is sung by megastar soprano Nina Stemme - and the stakes are high... and, at the same time, a veritable legend is welcomed by the Royal Swedish Ballet - and she puts the dancers to the test in a very tough casting.
In Swedish.

Life at the OPERA part 3

A visiting legend and busy days in the costume department.
Legendary prima ballerina Natalia Makarova is in the house staging Giselle - and she puts the dancers of the Royal Swedish Ballet to the test with her high demands. The costume department is struggling to keep head over water with all the last minute changes to the costumes...
In Swedish.

Life at the OPERA part 4

Rehearsals, rehearsals and more rehearsals... and a premiere signed Young at the Opera.
The production of the opera Peter Grimes is pushing the house to the limit. After many years singing at the Royal Swedish Opera, soloist Marianne Eklöf likes to "have a finger in the pie". First soloist dancer Jenny Nilsson stages a performance for children - with a very special guest in the audience.
In Swedish.

Life at the OPERA part 5

Illness panic and dancers exerting themselves.
What do you do when someone falls ill? Illness strikes the cast of the operetta Die Fledermaus and a stand-in has to be found - and before the evening's performance. Not only the opera section is struggling - the premiere of the ballet Juliet & Romeo is approaching, and the world press is gathering in Stockholm to see the Royal Swedish Ballet.
In Swedish.

CAST

ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO WORKED AT THE ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA IN 2013 –
THE ROYAL SWEDISH ORCHESTRA
THE ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA CHORUS
SOLOISTS
THE ROAYL SWEDISH BALLET
CREATIVE TEAMS