Now that the summer is coming to an end and autumn is knocking on our doors, it’s time to start planning for many cosy evenings. Why not escape and treat yourself and your partner or a friend to the opera? Here are some ideas on what to do, from the gayfriendly Hilton Hotel in Stockholm - one of the partners in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network.
Hilton Stockholm Slussen has collaborated with different outlets before and we have always found that it’s been hugely appreciated. So this autumn we are really excited about the work we are doing with the Royal Opera, which by the way has been our national stage since the first performance there on the 18th of January 1773.
So if you want to get a bit of culture when you are here we have these special packages that all include a 1-night stay in a Hilton Guest Room at Hilton Stockholm Slussen, as well as buffet breakfast, 2-course dinner at Eken Bar & Matsal and an opera ticket.
As we are sure you are all aware, you can find us on the island of Södermalm which is the perfect place to stay when you are visiting our beautiful capital as it is within walking distance of all the tourist attractions and ferries if you fancy a trip out to the stunning archipelago. It is also right in the middle of all the trendy bars and restaurants so whatever it is you have an urge for, you can find it. If you haven’t sampled any of our Swedish specialities we can recommend a visit to our restaurant Eken Matsal where you can try out the local cuisine.
We’ve listed the different productions and dates below so you can see what there is to choose from:
Listen to the tale of the beautiful Carmen, who works in a cigarette factory in Seville. Don José listens to her sing of love and becomes fascinated by her, but she also has eyes for Escamillo, a glamorous bullfighter. Music composed by George Bizet. Performances on 29th September, 6th, 8th, 15th and 28th October 2011
Special Offer Dates: Sep. 29, 2011 – Oct. 30, 2011
The Marriage of Figaro
Based on the banned play by Beaumarchais, Mozart and Da Ponte, The Marriage of Figaro was opera’s first psychological comedy, a story with many twists and turns, it is often referred to as ‘the opera of operas’. Performance on 3rd and 9th September 2011.
Special Offer Dates: Sep. 03, 2011 – Sep. 10, 2011
Altro Canto Sync
Originally created for the Washington Ballet in 1996, SYNC has been successfully performed in worldwide. Short for synchronisation, syncopation and ”to be in sync” it was created for the piece Salgari by the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi. Performances on 14th, 30th September, 7th and 20th October 2011.
Special Offer Dates: Sep. 14, 2011 – Oct. 21, 2011
The most famous of all ballets, it tells the story of Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen, Odette, and their battle against the evil magician, Rothbart, set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Performances on 8th, 10th and 16th September 2011.
Special Offer Dates: Sep. 08, 2011 – Sep. 17, 2011
Youth, life in the big city, poverty, hope, love – Giacomo Puccini composed his story about the Parisian Bohemians in 1896, but the story still feels compelling, strong and relevant. Performances on 23rd and 31st August and 13th, 17th and 19th September.
Special Offer Dates: Sep. 17, 2011 – Sep. 18, 2011
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