The King and Queen attend Malmö Opera's 75th anniversary celebrations

The King and Queen arrive at Malmö Opera's 75th anniversary performance.

The King and Queen arrive at Malmö Opera's 75th anniversary performance. Photo: Malin Arnesson/Malmö Opera

On Sunday 22 September, The King and Queen attended a celebratory performance to mark Malmö Opera's 75th anniversary.

The evening's performance included music from Kristina from Duvemåla, Smiles of a Summer Night, The Magic Flute and La Cage aux Folles.

The King and Queen are escorted into the auditorium by theatre director Michael Bojesen.

The King and Queen are escorted into the auditorium by theatre director Michael Bojesen. Photo: Malin Arnesson/Malmö Opera

During the interval, The King and Queen met the ensemble. Here, The King greets musical artist Oscar Pierrou Lindén.

During the interval, The King and Queen met the ensemble. Here, The King greets musical artist Oscar Pierrou Lindén. Photo: Malin Arnesson/Malmö Opera

The large theatre building is built in the functionalist style, and was designed by architects Sigurd Lewerentz, David Helldén and Erik Lallerstedt.

On 23 September 1944, what was then Malmö City Theatre was opened by Crown Prince Gustaf (VI) Adolf and Crown Princess Louise. Princes Eugen and Wilhelm and Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson also attended the opening ceremony.

On 23 September 1944, what was then Malmö City Theatre was opened by Crown Prince Gustaf (VI) Adolf and Crown Princess Louise. Princes Eugen and Wilhelm and Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson also attended the opening ceremony. Photo: Malmö City Archive