Find out more about The Royal Opera
Antonio Pappano has been Music Director of The Royal Opera since 2002.
Oliver Mears has been Director of Opera of The Royal Opera since 2017.
Discover more about the international singers and conductors performing with The Royal Opera in the 2016/17 Season.
Read more about The Royal Opera’s programme to support artists at the beginnings of their careers.
Discover more about the Royal Opera Chorus, the backbone of The Royal Opera, founded in 1946.
Discover more about the support team behind the performances on stage.
Peter Mario Katona has worked at the Royal Opera House since 1983.
Cormac Simms has worked at the Royal Opera House since 1985.
Find out more about The Royal Opera’s illustrious history since its founding in 1946.
Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
Music Director, Royal Opera House: Sir Antonio Pappano Position generously supported by Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE
Director of Opera: Oliver Mears
Director of Casting: Peter Mario Katona
Administrative Director: Cormac Simms
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 Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti.
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.