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Welcome to Folkoperan

Folkoperan is the small opera house for everyone. We are driven by the determination to develop the art of opera, through new expression and unexpected interfaces. We work across artistic borders with opera and explore our age in depth through narrative. And we sing mostly in Swedish. This enables us to come closer to our audience, closer to the story being told and to create new perspectives.

Contact details

Folkoperan
Hornsgatan 72
SE–118 21 Stockholm
Sweden

Telephone +46 8 616 07 50 (Box office)
E-mail info@folkoperan.se

How to find your way to Folkoperan

Underground
Mariatorget, exit Torkel Knutssons gata.

By bus
Bus no 4, bus stop Hornsgatan/Rosenlundsgatan.

By commuter train
Södra station, walk 700 metres.

En snygg transperson i höga klackar och guldbody hälsar välkommen till Folkoperan.
La Traviata (2015). Photo: Markus Gårder.

Opera for the people – in swedish

Folkoperan is the small opera house for everyone, situated in Stockholm, Sweden. We are driven by the determination to develop the art of opera, through new expression and unexpected interfaces. We work across artistic borders with opera and explore our age in depth through narrative. And we sing mostly in Swedish. This enables us to come closer to our audience, closer to the story being told and to create new perspectives. At Folkoperan you can experience fearless opera, in its own way.

Opera for all

The founders of Folkoperan had a vision of making opera something for everyone. A vision we have been nurturing since 1976. We are passionate about bringing opera to a wider audience irrespective of age, background or experience. At Folkoperan we create opera that everyone can relate to in their own way. Opera that becomes people’s opera and a platform for introspection and how you see the world.

En man i vit skjorta hänger upp och ner. Nedanför sitter en Cruella-lik kvinna i svarta kläder och verkar smida onda planer.
Silversjön (2010). Photo: Mats Bäcker.
Tuff ung kvinna i svart hatt, vit skjorta, fluga och bara ben lyssnar in med handen bakom örat.
Tolvskillingsoperan (2019). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

Welcome to Folkoperan – fearless opera that investigates, develops and challenges contemporary society.

Opera that develops times

The art of opera was born in the early 17th Century, when people began to bring music, theatre and dance together under one roof. From day one at Folkoperan we have viewed opera in this way, as a place to bring together different forms of art. We are driven by a desire to renew the art of opera and reflect our times by being open to different expressions and curious about bringing them together. When you dare to experiment with ideas and art forms you can create new worlds. This kind of opera is part of its age and develops in tandem with it.

Opera that breaks barriers

In an age of constant impressions the art of opera needs to have a voice of its own and be prepared to stand out. We believe in opera that refuses to bow to convention. Opera that refuses to acknowledge boundaries and which demonstrates artistic daring. We want to inspire people to dare to feel, dare to show and dare to tell. A kind of opera that can challenge narrow minded views of art, society and people.

Ett tiotal vitklädda person står på rad vid scenkanten och ställer in en metronom.
Ligetiland (2016). Photo: Markus Gårder.

Organisation

Folkoperan was founded in 1976 as an independent music and theatre group. Since 1993 our working structure has been as a theatre institute. This means that Folkoperan receives annual funding from the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm County Council and the City of Stockholm.

The Folkoperan management consists of Monica Fredriksson Tal (Managing Director), Tobias Theorell (Artistic Director) and Henrik Schaefer (Music Director/Chief Conductor).

Stiftelsen Folkoperan (The Folkoperan Foundation) is the sole shareholder in Folkoperan AB. Folkoperan is managed by Folkoperan AB.

Cirkusartist hoppar upp mot taket på en trampolin. Strålkastarljus i bakgrunden.
Satyagraha (2016). Photo: Markus Gårder.

Kalendarium

Köp biljetter till kommande föreställningar

  1. Don Carlos Premiär

    onsdag 22 september

    kl. 18:00
    Slut på biljetter Utsålt
  2. Don Carlos Premiär

    torsdag 23 september

    kl. 19:00
    Slut på biljetter Utsålt
  3. Don Carlos

    lördag 25 september

    kl. 18:00
    Fåtal biljetter kvar Köp biljett
  4. Don Carlos

    söndag 26 september

    kl. 16:00
    Slut på biljetter Utsålt
  5. Don Carlos

    onsdag 29 september

    kl. 18:00
  6. Don Carlos

    torsdag 30 september

    kl. 19:00
  7. Don Carlos

    lördag 2 oktober

    kl. 18:00
  8. Don Carlos

    söndag 3 oktober

    kl. 16:00
  9. Don Carlos

    onsdag 6 oktober

    kl. 18:00
  10. Don Carlos

    torsdag 7 oktober

    kl. 19:00