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Summer Saturday operas take us to the Royal Opera and Swedish Royal Opera in July 2021

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This month we'll visit the Swedish Royal Opera House, located in the heart of the Stockholm city, one of the most visited places in the country. Known as the Oscerian Opera or simply called the Operan, the building is an example of a neo classical architecture and has a magnificent golden foyer and an astonishing staircase that leads to a three tier auditorium. We'll hear Verdi's Il Trovatore on July 31st at 1pm.

7/3    Mozart:  Don Giovanni (Royal Opera)
CAST:
Don Giovanni        Mariusz Kwiecien
Leporello        Alex Esposito
Commendatore        Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Donna Elvira        Véronique Gens
Donna Anna        Malin Byström
Don Ottavio        Antonio Poli
Zerlina            Elizabeth Watts
Masetto            Dawid Kimberg

7/10    Wagner: Tannhäuser (Royal Opera)
CAST:
Tannhäuser            Peter Seiffert
Wolfram von Eschenbach    Christian Gerhaher
Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen    Stephen Milling
Elisabeth, Hermann's niece    Emma Bell
Venus                Sophie Koch
Walther von der Vogelweide    Ed Lyon
Heinrich der Schreiber        Samuel Sakker
Biterolf                Michael Kraus
Reinmar von Zweter        Jeremy White
A Young Shepherd        Duncan Tarboton
Elisabeth's attendants        Kiera Lyness, Deborah Peake-Jones, Louise Armit, Kate McCarney

7/17    R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (in German – Royal Opera)
CAST:
The Marschallin, Princess Marie
  Thérèse von Werdenberg    Renée Fleming
Octavian, Count Rofrano    Alice Coote
Sophie van Faninal        Sophie Bevan
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau    Matthew Rose
Faninal                Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Valzacchi            Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Annina                Angela Simkin
Italian Singer            Giorgio Berrugi
Marschallin's Major Domo    Samuel Sakker
Faninal's Major Domo        Thomas Atkins
Marianne Leitmetzerin        Miranda Keys
Innkeeper            Alasdair Elliott
Police Inspector            Scott Conner
Notary                Jeremy White
Lackey / Waiter            Dominic Barrand

7/24    Shostakovich:  Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (in Russian – Royal Opera)
CAST:
Katerina Ismailova        Eva-Maria Westbroek
Sergey                Brandon Jovanovich
Boris Ismailov            Sir John Tomlinson
Zinovy Ismailov            John Daszak
Sonyetka            Aigul Akhmetshina
Aksinya                Rosie Aldridge
Shabby Peasant        Peter Bronder
Priest                Wojtek Gierlach
Police Inspector            Mikhail Svetlov
Teacher            Thomas Atkins
Old Convict            Paata Burchuladze
Female Convict            Miranda Keys
Steward/Sentry            Simon Shibambu
Coachman/Second Workman    Hubert Francis
Porter                Jonathan Fisher

7/31    Verdi: Il Trovatore (in Italian – Swedish Royal Opera)
CAST:
Manrico                Jussi Björling
Leonora            Hjördis Schymberg
Azucena            Kerstin Meyer
Il conte di Luna            Hugo Hasslo
Ferrando            Erik Saedén
Ines                Ingeborg Kjellgren
Ruiz                Olle Sivall
Un vecchio zingaro        Bertil Alstergård
Un messo            Sture Ingebretzen