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15–21 April 2013

  • Lunchtime Recitals: Lunchtime recital: In a director’s showcase, Pedro Ribeiro presents the portrait of a singer, referencing the singer’s life story as ‘a motor’ for the performance of songs in her native tongue.

    Monday 15 April 2013, 1pm | Crush Room

    The regular free lunchtime recitals feature the rising stars of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and The Royal Opera Chorus and Southbank Sinfonia.

  • Nabucco

    Monday 15 April 2013, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Daniele Abbado explores themes of identity, exile and religion in a powerful staging of Verdi’s epic opera.

  • Die Zauberflöte

    Tuesday 16 April 2013, 7pm | Main Stage

    Comedy and philosophy unite in Mozart’s glorious The Magic Flute, brought enchantingly to life by David McVicar.

  • Insights: Raven Girl

    Tuesday 16 April 2013, 7.30pm | Clore Studio Upstairs

    Come and explore Wayne McGregor's exciting new modern fairytale with the production team and Royal Ballet dancers.

  • Insights: Theatre Design

    Wednesday 17 April 2013, 7.30pm | Clore Studio Upstairs

    Multiple award winning costume and set designer Alison Chitty and colleagues of the Royal Opera House talk us through the often unseen creative process of theatre design and the practical challenges involved.

  • Die Zauberflöte

    Thursday 18 April 2013, 7pm | Main Stage

    Comedy and philosophy unite in Mozart’s glorious The Magic Flute, brought enchantingly to life by David McVicar.

  • Marcus du Sautoy

    Thursday 18 April 2013, 7.15pm | Linbury Studio Theatre

    Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has long been fascinated by Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He explores the opera’s mathematical and philosophical roots in a captivating interactive evening.

  • Friends Rehearsals: Friends of Covent Garden - Rehearsals: Mayerling

    Friday 19 April 2013, 11.30am | Main Stage

    Friends of Covent Garden have the opportunity to purchase tickets to open rehearsals.

  • Season Preview: 2013/14 Season Preview

    Friday 19 April 2013, 3pm | Main Stage

    Premium and Supporting Friends are invited to join us for this special Season Preview.

  • Marcus du Sautoy

    Friday 19 April 2013, 7.15pm | Linbury Studio Theatre

    Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has long been fascinated by Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He explores the opera’s mathematical and philosophical roots in a captivating interactive evening.

  • Mayerling

    Friday 19 April 2013, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Adult drama meets sublime choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece. A story of passion and madness based on historical fact.

  • La Bayadère

    Saturday 20 April 2013, 12.30pm | Main Stage

    Natalia Makarova brings an exotic world of noble warriors and cruel princesses to the stage in this highlight of classical ballet.

  • Marcus du Sautoy

    Saturday 20 April 2013, 2pm | Linbury Studio Theatre

    Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has long been fascinated by Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He explores the opera’s mathematical and philosophical roots in a captivating interactive evening.

  • Marcus du Sautoy

    Saturday 20 April 2013, 7.15pm | Linbury Studio Theatre

    Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has long been fascinated by Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He explores the opera’s mathematical and philosophical roots in a captivating interactive evening.

  • Nabucco

    Saturday 20 April 2013, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    Daniele Abbado explores themes of identity, exile and religion in a powerful staging of Verdi’s epic opera.

  • Side by Side

    Sunday 21 April 2013, 5.30pm | Linbury Studio Theatre

    An enticing programme of opera and ballet classics performed by young musicians from Southbank Sinfonia, mentored by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.