With Bellini's Norma, which will be on stage from 14 September, Henrik Schaefer takes another step in his exploration of a romantic vocal and orchestral sound as music director and chief conductor of the Folkoperan Stockholm.

At the start of his first season at the Folkoperan Stockholm, Henrik Schaefer and director Tobias Theorell successfully staged Verdi's Don Carlos in a modern production with a romantic original sound - in an interview for our magazine, the two artistic partners explained their vision for the production and for the future development of the Stockholm Opera House.