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4–10 December 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 4 December 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Friends Rehearsals

Friends Rehearsals: The Nutcracker

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

Friends Rehearsals: The Nutcracker
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
Semiramide

Semiramide

Antonio Pappano conducts Rossini’s epic tragedy with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee in a new production by David Alden.

Semiramide
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 5 December 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

The Nutcracker
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 6 December 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

Catch this classic double bill of Italian opera in The Royal Opera’s Olivier Award-winning production, with Daniel Oren conducting two excellent casts.

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci
Insights: The Return of Ulysses

Insights: The Return of Ulysses

Join director John Fulljames and members of the cast and creative team as they explore this new production of Monteverdi’s masterpiece in the Sackler Space at the Roundhouse.

Insights: The Return of Ulysses
Sylvia

Sylvia

Frederick Ashton’s delightful full-length classical ballet is a charming feast for the senses, set to Delibes’ marvellous score.

Sylvia
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 7 December 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.

  • Thursday 7 December 2017
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
Backstage Tour
Sylvia

Sylvia

Frederick Ashton’s delightful full-length classical ballet is a charming feast for the senses, set to Delibes’ marvellous score.

Sylvia
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 8 December 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.

  • Friday 8 December 2017
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
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 8 December 2017
  • Production Workshop
  • 11am
  • 1.30pm
  • 3pm
Thurrock Tour
Semiramide

Semiramide

Antonio Pappano conducts Rossini’s epic tragedy with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee in a new production by David Alden.

Semiramide
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 9 December 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.

  • Saturday 9 December 2017
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.15am
Backstage Tour
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker: Paul Hamlyn Christmas Treat

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

The Nutcracker: Paul Hamlyn Christmas Treat
Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

Catch this classic double bill of Italian opera in The Royal Opera’s Olivier Award-winning production, with Daniel Oren conducting two excellent casts.

Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci
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 10 December 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics