Drottningholms Slottsteater

Drottningholms Slottsteater, the Court Theatre at the World Heritage Drottningholm, opened in 1766. The theatre is the only 18th century theatre in the world with its original stage machinery still in use. We perform opera, and give family performances, concerts and guided tours, always with a touch of the 18th century.

ARMIDE by J-B Lully
3-17 August 2024

This is the first time a Lully opera will be staged at Drottningholm, and it will be interpreted by a French artistic team together with musical director and conductor Francesco Corti. Director Florent Siaud and choreographer Natalie Van Parys have previously worked together at Drottningholm with Marc Minkowski and Ivan Alexandre and their Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy. Set and costume designer is Philippe Miesch. With extensive experience of Baroque opera, he will use the theatre’s treasure trove of stage decorations and the unique stage machinery.

Armide is the pinnacle of French Baroque tragédie en musique, and the culmination of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s career. Since its premiere in 1686, Armide has been regarded as the quintessential model of musical and poetic creation.
Francesco Corti, conductor

Conductor • Francesco Corti
Director • Florent Siaud
Choreographer • Natalie Van Parys
Stage and costume design Philippe Miesch
Light design Nicolas Descôteaux

Armide • Allyson McHardy
Renaud • Nicholas Scott
Hidraot, Ubalde • Nicolas Brooymans           
La Gloire, Phénice, Une Nymphe des Eaux, Melisse • Marie Lys
La Haine, Aronte • Renato Dolcini
Le Chevalier danois, Un Amant fortuné • Zachary Wilder
La Sagesse, Sidonie, Une Bergere héroïque, , Lucinde • Deborah Cachet
Artemidore • Arash Azarbad

The Drottningholm Theatre Chorus
The Drottningholm Theatre Ballet
The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra

DUO RECITAL 16 August 2024

Roberta Mameli and Luca Pianca are recreating the early music in a new way, showing how the simplicity contains the power of the soul’s deepest part. A voice and a lute create a timeless elegance in heart and mind, where love and passion meet: "Anime Amanti."

7 September 2024

For the third and final year in a row, Anna Paradiso Laurin and Dan Laurin are returning with a musical soiree at Drottningholm. The sparkling finale offers 18th and 19th century music, giving the audience the opportunity to familiarise themselves with great composers and cultural personalities who are completely forgotten today. The concert aims to recreate the relaxed and creative atmosphere of a soiree. So, how would such an evening sound like today? The hosts gather some of their friends for the Musical Pastime Grand Finale 2024, which also includes music by contemporary composers.
Janne Schaffer, electric guitar, composer
Jonas Gideon, electric piano, arrangements
Kristina Hammarström, mezzo soprano
Carin Bartosch Edström, composer, writer, muse
Gabriel Edström, troubadour
Matilda Larsson, attitudes
Music by Beethoven, Martín y Soler, Bartosch Edström, Schaffer, Björn J:son Lind et al.

Drottningholm is within easy reach of the centre of Stockholm, and is well served by public transport.

Welcome to a unique historical theatre building at the UNESCO World Heritage site Royal Domain of Drottningholm
Join a guided tour that will take you back in time and tell you the secrets of theatre life and the subtleties of the wooden stage machinery.Experience the magical auditorium with the beautifully decorated stage sets — a treasure with motifs from the 18th century theatre repertoire. Guided tours in English daily May-September.

Tickets for performances and tours available online at www.dtm.se