Fodor's Expert Review Operan
One of Stockholm's artistic and literary waterholes since the first Operakällaren restaurant opened on the site in 1787, the Royal Opera House is almost more famous for its restaurants and bars than for its opera and ballet productions. But that doesn't mean an evening performance should be missed. The current baroque building dates from 1898, replacing an earlier opera house where, in 1792, King Gustav III was assassinated at a masquerade ball (the inspiration for Verdi's opera A Masked Ball). There's not a bad seat in the house. For about SKr 110 you can even get a listening-only seat (with no view). Guided tours of the opera house are offered on Saturdays at 1 pm (more frequently in summer).