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2–8 December 2013

  • Lunchtime Recitals: Programme to comprise Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music.

    Monday 2 December 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.

  • Parsifal

    Monday 2 December 2013, 5pm | Main Stage

    Wagner’s final great masterpiece returns to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by Stephen Langridge.

  • The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    Monday 2 December 2013, 7.30pm | Clore Studio Upstairs

    Gain unique access to the studio to see dancers and their coaches carefully rehearse roles in preparation for the excellence of performance seen on stage.

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Tuesday 3 December 2013, 7.30pm | Main Stage

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

  • Insights: L'Ormindo

    Wednesday 4 December 2013, 7.30pm | Clore Studio Upstairs

    An exciting new collaboration between the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presenting Cavalli's comic opera L'Ormindo.

  • The Nutcracker

    Wednesday 4 December 2013, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's glittering score.

  • Parsifal

    Thursday 5 December 2013, 5pm | Main Stage

    Wagner’s final great masterpiece returns to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by Stephen Langridge.

  • Tea Dance

    Friday 6 December 2013, 1pm | Paul Hamlyn Hall

    Our Tea Dances take place throughout the season in the Paul Hamlyn Hall and give you the opportunity to waltz, tango, cha cha cha and quickstep to the Royal Opera House Dance Band.

  • How the Whale Became: How the Whale Became PREVIEW

    Friday 6 December 2013, 7pm | Linbury Studio Theatre

    Ted Hughes’s magical stories are transformed into a captivating new Royal Opera commission by Julian Philips and Edward Kemp.

  • The Nutcracker

    Friday 6 December 2013, 7.30pm | Main Stage

    A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's glittering score.

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Saturday 7 December 2013, 7.30pm | Main Stage

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