Christmas and New Year
3 Dec 2013 – 4 Jan 2014
A magical take on how the world was created, perfect for all the family – tickets £7–£25
If you’ve ever wondered how each animal turned out the way it did, come along to the Linbury Studio Theatre where all will be revealed.
17 Dec 2013 – 7 Jan 2014
Prepare to be amazed by a display of jaw-dropping choreography and flamboyant dancing – tickets £4–£95.
A sophisticated alternative to The Nutcracker this Christmas, taking you into the New Year. George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of diamonds, rubies and emeralds is a ballet gem in its own right.
14 Jan – 4 Feb 2014
Sometimes love is just not enough. Laurent Pelly’s striking production of Manon returns in the New Year with a fantastic cast, these performances promise to be absolutely irresistible – tickets £7–£160.
18 Jan – 10 Feb 2014
One of the greatest and best-loved of all ballets. The Royal Ballet superbly bring this tale of heart-breaking love and betrayal to life – tickets £4-£95.
12 Dec 2013
A sense of magic and wonder pervades Peter Wright’s classic production of this all-time ballet favourite – an essential part of Christmas for audiences of all ages.
18 Dec 2013
Wagner’s profound meditation on guilt, death and redemption features a star cast including Simon O’Neill, René Pape, Gerald Finley, Willard White and Angela Denoke, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
4 Dec 2013 – 16 Jan 2014
Join us for a journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets – tickets £6–£112 (click here for more information on day seats)
Packed with magical moments and danced to music by Tchaikovsky, this seasonal favourite has something for everyone to enjoy – also coming to a cinema near you for one night only.
16 Dec 2013 – 9 Jan 2014
Carmen’s compelling story and Bizet’s glorious tunes have made this one of the world’s best-known and most-loved operas – tickets £8–£178
With a choice of world-class singers, this dramatic production makes an unforgettable festive treat.
17 Feb – 10 March 2014
Andrei Serban’s staging of Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama. – tickets £8–£178
Events and Shopping
Cosy and exclusive, the Royal Opera House’s Amphitheatre Restaurant is ideal for a festive lunch with friends or colleagues.
31 Dec 2013
Welcome in the New Year at the Royal Opera House and celebrate the biggest night of the year in one of the most glamorous places in London.
After watching The Nutcracker on stage enjoy a magical themed afternoon tea with exquisite cakes and fancies
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