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Stephen Langridge's new Lohengrin in Stockholm

Micheal Weinius; Johan Edholm; Emma Vetter. Photo: Alexander Kenney Kungliga Operan Through the years, the Royal Swedish Opera has fostered a line of world-class Wagner singers (Birgit Nilsson, Gösta Winbergh, Nina Stemme and Katarina Dalayman, etc). This time two younger generation singers, who already have entered on international careers, perform the parts of Lohengrin and Elsa. Lohengrin is Michael Weinius, first prize winner of the prestigious Seattle Opera International Wagner competition in 2008, while Emma Vetter, who has won the Wagner competition Neue Stimmen, sings Elsa. König Heinrich: Matthew Best. Conductor: Alan Gilbert Stage Director: Stephen Langridge Lohengrin: Michael Weinius Elsa: Emma Vetter Telramund: Johan Edholm Ortrud: Lena Nordin König Heinrich: Matthew Best Herald: Gunnar Lundberg Performances 11, 13, 16, 20, 23, 28 April. 2, 5, 8 May. More Wagner performances on