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Guillaume Tell

5 July 2015

Damiano Michieletto makes his Royal Opera House debut with a new production of Rossini’s final opera and greatest masterpiece William Tell, starring Gerald Finley conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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La Fille mal gardée

3 July—13 September 2015

Frederick Ashton’s joyful ballet The Wayward Daughter contains some of his most brilliant choreography.

Guillaume Tell

5 July 2015

Damiano Michieletto makes his Royal Opera House debut with a new production of Rossini’s final opera and greatest masterpiece William Tell, starring Gerald Finley conducted by Antonio Pappano.

La bohème

1 July—7 December 2015

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the greatest romances of all opera. Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja star in the live cinema relay.

Swan Lake

9 July 2015

Anthony Dowell’s production of the greatest romantic ballet draws upon the opulence of 1890s Russia.

Andrea Chénier

9 July—13 October 2015

David McVicar directs a new production of Umberto Giordano’s passionate drama of liberty and love in the French Revolution, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

15 July 2015

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s thrillingly entertaining ballet.

The Winter's Tale

8 August 2015

The world premiere of a new full-length ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, based on Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation.

Der fliegende Holländer

1 July—16 August 2015

Tim Albery’s acclaimed production is a darkly insightful account of Wagner’s early masterpiece, starring Bryn Terfel conducted by Andris Nelsons.

I due Foscari

16 July—8 September 2015

A despairing father is torn between love for his family and duty to a corrupt city in Verdi’s searing early tragedy starring Placido Domingo conducted by Antonio Pappano.

L'elisir d'amore

10 July—22 September 2015

Laurent Pelly’s acclaimed production of Donizetti’s opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine, starring Vittorio Grigolo, Lucy Crowe and Bryn Terfel.

Romeo and Juliet

22 September 2015

A tragic tale of star-crossed lovers: Kenneth MacMillan’s ground-breaking ballet is a 20th-century classic.

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

5 July—27 September 2015

John Fulljames presents a new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s furiously impassioned satire on consumerism, starring Anne Sofie von Otter, Willard White and Christine Rice conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

Le nozze di Figaro

5 October 2015

Revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s glorious comic opera.

Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen

12 November 2015

Carlos Acosta’s new ballet on Bizet’s tragic tale of jealousy and desire concludes this mixed programme, with works by Liam Scarlett, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine.

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

10 December 2015

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

The Nutcracker

16 December 2015

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.

Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons

26 January 2016

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

La traviata

4 February 2016

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

Boris Godunov

21 March 2016

Richard Jones directs a new production of Musorgsky’s magnificent opera on the perils of power.


6 April 2016

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.

Lucia di Lammermoor

25 April 2016

Katie Mitchell directs a new production of Donizetti’s tragic opera.


18 May 2016

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


27 June 2016

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

News and features

  1. Watch: Members of cast, creative and backstage teams on <em>La bohème</em>

    11 June 2015

    Backstage films from the 2015 live relay of <em>La bohème</em>, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

  2. Your Reaction: <em>La bohème</em> in cinemas and on BP Big Screens 2015

    10 June 2015

    What did you think of our live relay of John Copley's production of Puccini's tragic romance?

  3. <em>La bohème</em> to be relayed live to cinemas around the world and BP Big Screens in the UK on 10 June 2015

    2 June 2015

    John Copley’s iconic production of Puccini’s opera stars Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja.