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16–22 October 2017

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Monday 16 October 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

Visit the Backstage and Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

  • Monday 16 October 2017
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
Backstage Tour
Lunchtime Recitals

Lunchtime Recitals

The regular free lunchtime recitals, at St Clement Danes in the Strand, feature the rising stars of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Lunchtime Recitals
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Tuesday 17 October 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Les Vêpres siciliennes

Les Vêpres siciliennes

Verdi’s spectacular grand opera is conducted by Maurizio Benini with a cast including Malin Byström and Rachele Stanisci, Bryan Hymel, Michael Volle and Erwin Schrott.

Les Vêpres siciliennes
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

Visit the Backstage and Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Royal Opera House
Backstage Tour
Jeux

Jeux

As part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, The Royal Ballet dances Wayne Eagling’s short ballet inspired by MacMillan’s re-creation of Nijinsky’s lost Debussy work.

Jeux
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations

Dancers from the UK’s five leading ballet companies perform two of MacMillan’s sunniest works alongside a new production of his dark, classical fairytale, as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration.

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Thursday 19 October 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

Visit the Backstage and Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

  • Thursday 19 October 2017
  • Royal Opera House
Backstage Tour
Jeux

Jeux

As part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, The Royal Ballet dances Wayne Eagling’s short ballet inspired by MacMillan’s re-creation of Nijinsky’s lost Debussy work.

Jeux
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations

Dancers from the UK’s five leading ballet companies perform two of MacMillan’s sunniest works alongside a new production of his dark, classical fairytale, as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration.

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Friday 20 October 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

Visit the Backstage and Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

  • Friday 20 October 2017
  • Royal Opera House
Backstage Tour
Thurrock Tour

Thurrock Tour

Discover the fascinating world of the craftspeople who create stunning costumes, scenery and sets for the Royal Opera House on a tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre.

  • Friday 20 October 2017
  • Production Workshop
Thurrock Tour
Insights: Dance with The Royal Ballet – Kenneth MacMillan

Insights: Dance with The Royal Ballet – Kenneth MacMillan

Dance original choreography from some of Kenneth MacMillan's best-loved works in a session led by staff of The Royal Ballet.

Insights: Dance with The Royal Ballet – Kenneth MacMillan
Les Vêpres siciliennes

Les Vêpres siciliennes

Verdi’s spectacular grand opera is conducted by Maurizio Benini with a cast including Malin Byström and Rachele Stanisci, Bryan Hymel, Michael Volle and Erwin Schrott.

Les Vêpres siciliennes
Insights: Dance with The Royal Ballet – Kenneth MacMillan

Insights: Dance with The Royal Ballet – Kenneth MacMillan

Dance original choreography from some of Kenneth MacMillan's best-loved works in a session led by staff of The Royal Ballet.

Insights: Dance with The Royal Ballet – Kenneth MacMillan
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Saturday 21 October 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Welcome Performance

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Welcome Performance
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Sunday 22 October 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics