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Norma

26 September 2016

Antonio Pappano conducts a wonderful cast led by Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini’s operatic masterpiece.

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Werther

24 July—27 August 2016

Benoît Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s tragic opera explores the conflict between duty and our most passionate desires.

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons

28 July 2016

Ashton’s celebration of virtuoso dance creates an elegant counterpoint to his charming, light-hearted romance.

Frankenstein

6–7 August 2016

The world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece.

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci (2015)

13–14 August 2016

Damiano Michieletto directs new productions of Mascagni and Leoncavallo’s greatest operas.

La traviata

25 August 2016

Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.

Norma

26 September 2016

Antonio Pappano conducts a wonderful cast led by Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini’s operatic masterpiece.

Così fan tutte

17 October 2016

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.

Anastasia

2 November 2016

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

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

15 November 2016

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

8 December 2016

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

31 January 2017

The first revival of David Bösch’s new production, conducted by Richard Farnes and starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde.

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.

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: 'Life and death on the stage' — The overwhelming emotional experience of Massenet's Werther

    28 June 2016

    Joyce DiDonato, Vittorio Grigòlo and members of the cast and creative team share their thoughts on what makes this French opera a masterpiece.

  2. Your Reaction: Massenet's Werther live in cinemas

    27 June 2016

    What did you think of The Royal Opera's live relay of the Goethe-influenced tragedy starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo?

  3. Massenet’s Werther to be relayed live to cinemas on 27 June 2016

    21 June 2016

    Join presenter Simon Callow as the French opera starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo is broadcast to over 25 countries worldwide.