New! Guided tours at the Royal Swedish Opera

The Royal Swedish Opera House is open for guided tours summer 2007. Enjoy a tour in one of the Great opera houses of the world. The Royal Swedish Opera has a thrilling and dramatic history that goes back to the 18th century and King Gustavus III. The king loved opera! He was later assassinated at a masked ball in his own Opera House in 1792. A story that was used in Verdi?s opera The masked ball.  The 18th century building was pulled down and replaced in 1898 by the present building, which became the home stage for great singers such as Jussi Björling and Birgit Nilsson. Included in the guided tour is an exhibition of ballet and opera costumes.

Guided tours starts 19th of June and lasts until 19th of August, seven days a week, at 13.00 and 15.00 in English and Swedish. Cost 70 SEK  per person. Group booking on tel 08- 791 43 14 (12.00-17.00) Minimum group fee: 800 sek. 


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