DIE WALKÜRE

AVAILABLE UNTIL: DECEMBER 18
RUNNING TIME: 3 HRS 51 MINS

OPERA | PUCCINI CLASSIC & WAGNER FAVOURITE

In a world that is storming with love, power and incest, a violent struggle is going on between good and evil, gods and people. The super-god Wotan is trying to recapture the enchanted ring that gives world domination. His beloved daughter Brünnhilde struggles to balance her father's will against her own inner compass. Siegmund, Wotan's son, falls in love with his twin sister Sieglinde. It has fatal consequences...
Almost two years ago, the Royal Swedish Opera was performing Die walküre for sold-out houses when the pandemic suddenly took its firm grip on the world. As a last trembling effort before the world changed, singers and the Royal Swedish Orchestra gathered their strength on stage in a concert live performance of the long-awaited Wagner opera. Irene Theorin, Elisabet Strid, Greer Grimsley, Joachim Bäckström, Katarina Dalayman, other soloists and chorus' soloists, together with the Royal Swedish Orchestra under the direction of Constantin Trinks, give you a pivotal and dense recording from 14 March 2020!
Running time 3 hrs 50 mins.
Available until December 18 2021.

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY – act 1

One of the most beloved works in opera history! The heartbreaking story of Japanese Cio-Cio-San who falls in love with US Navy officer Pinkerton. When he abandons her, it has unforeseen consequences… Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of his three “big ones” along with Tosca and La bohème. This production premiered at the Royal Swedish Opera in 2014. In the role of Cio-Cio-San, we see Asmik Grigorian who made her debut at the Opera here - she is today one of the most renowned sopranos and won the 2019 award as best female singer at the International Opera Awards. In the role of Pinkerton, we see Swedish tenor Daniel Johansson, one of the biggest audience favorites at the Opera!

Recorded live at the Royal Swedish Opera November 21, 2014.
Available until December 9, 2021.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY – act 2

Butterfly has decorated the house for Pinkerton's return and is waiting for him as night falls. He is not coming. The morning dawns. Tired after the night shift, Butterfly pulls away with the baby to rest. Pinkerton arrives. But he is not alone ...
Giacomo Puccini’s opera about Cio-Cio San, or Butterfly, who turns away from her family, her faith and her culture in order to marry the American lieutenant Pinkerton is one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the world. This production, directed by Kirsten Harms, has been sold out since it premiered in 2014.

Recorded live at the Royal Swedish Opera November 21, 2014.
Available until December 9, 2021.

Artistic Team


MUSIC Giacomo Puccini
LIBRETTO Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa
CONDUCTOR Lawrence Renes
DIRECTOR Kirsten Harms
STAGE DESIGN, COSTUME & MAKE UP Herbert Murauer
LIGHT Torben Lendorph
DRAMATURGE Katarina Aronsson
TRANSLATION Nenne Runsten

Cast
CIO-CIO-SAN (MADAMA BUTTERFLY) Asmik Grigorian
SUZUKI Katarina Leoson
B.F. PINKERTON Daniel Johansson
SHARPLESS Karl-Magnus Fredriksson
GORO Niklas Björling Rygert
PRINCE YAMADORI Magnus Kyhle
KATE PINKERTON Kristina Hanson
BUTTERFLY'S UNCLE John Erik Eleby
YAKUSIDÉ Ian Power
OFFICIAL REGISTRAR Henrik Hugo
IMPERIAL COMMISSIONER Andreas Lundmark
BUTTERFLY'S MOTHER Kristina Wennberg
BUTTERFLY'S COUSINS Cecilia Nannesson, Jessica Forsell Clarhäll
BUTTERFLY'S AUNT Anna Danielsson
THE CHILD John Österlund
KUNG FU-FIGHTERS Jens Choong, Jakob Isaksson,Joakim Pettersson, Daniel Sundberg
EXTRAS Hannah Forshufvud, Helena Olsson,Nadja Sjöström

ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER James Grossmith

ROYAL SWEDISH ORCHESTRA
CONCERT MASTER Tale Olsson