The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.
Some of the world's most famous singers have performed with the Company, including Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Bryn Terfel, as well as the late Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland.
The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, founded in 2001, offers exceptionally talented musicians at the start of their careers a tailored programme of coaching and performance opportunities. Many of its graduates are now seen regularly on the international stage.
Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
Music Director: Antonio Pappano Position generously supported by Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE
Director of Opera: Kasper Holten Position generously supported by Dr Genevieve Davies
Director of Casting: Peter Mario Katona
Associate Director of Opera: John Fulljames Position generously supported by Stefan Sten Olsson
Administrative Director: Cormac Simms