A Royal visit backstage
Swedish Culture

Phantom of the Opera?

Every city has its secret places, and Stockholm is no exception. The Royal Opera House , a copy of a French palace imposingly placed by the water, just opposite the royal castle, is one of them. It was built at the end of the nineteenth century replacing the old opera house , which was home from home for the theatre-loving King Gustav lll .

Every day more than 1000 people work inside its walls, with a 1000 rooms and a ghost. Another phantom of the opera ? Torbjörn Ericsson, head of PR at the Royal Opera gave our reporter Jasna Carlen a guided tour.

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