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Il trovatore

31 January 2017

The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian and Anita Rachvelishvili.

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Anastasia (2016)

31 January—22 April 2017

Kenneth MacMillan’s full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution.

Il trovatore

31 January 2017

The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian and Anita Rachvelishvili.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2016)

25 January—16 February 2017

Vittorio Grigòlo in the title role leads an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina in Offenbach’s fantastical operatic drama.

The Nutcracker (2016)

24 January—21 February 2017

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Woolf Works

8 February 2017

The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf.

Così fan tutte (2016)

16 February 2017

Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast of young, up-and-coming talent including American soprano Corinne Winters in a new production of Mozart’s opera on the nature of love.

The Sleeping Beauty

28 February 2017

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells.

Madama Butterfly

30 March 2017

Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.

Jewels

11 April 2017

Now celebrating its 50th year, George Balanchine’s sparkling ballet still shines with all the brilliance of the gemstones that inspired it.

The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand

7 June 2017

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.

Otello

28 June 2017

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

News and features

  1. Watch: 'I wanted each step to connect with the audience' – Peter Wright on The Nutcracker

    21 December 2016

    The choreographer reflects what makes his classic Royal Ballet production so magical, more than three decades after its premiere.

  2. Watch: Why The Royal Ballet never tire of performing The Nutcracker

    16 December 2016

    Each and every time it returns, the cast and creative team work tirelessly to ensure that Peter Wright's classic ballet is up to the Company's supremely high standards.

  3. Your Reaction: What did you think of The Nutcracker live in cinemas? (2016/17)

    8 December 2016

    The audience react to this festive ballet as it returns to cinemas across the world in Sir Peter Wright's 90th birthday year.