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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.

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The Nutcracker (2016)

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.

Il trovatore

21 February—27 April 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.

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.

Woolf Works

25 February—30 April 2017

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

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.

Anastasia (2016)

19–22 April 2017

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

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. Your Reaction: What did you think of Woolf Works live in cinemas?

    8 February 2017

    Audience reactions to Wayne McGregor's Virginia Woolf-inspired ballet, relayed live to cinemas around the world.

  2. Watch: How to play an operatic tyrant

    6 February 2017

    The cast and creative team of Verdi’s Il trovatore on what makes the opera's score and characters so impactful.

  3. Woolf Works to be relayed live to cinemas on 8 February 2017

    3 February 2017

    Wayne McGregor’s stunning ballet, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, will be live on silver screens around the world.