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19–25 February 2018

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 19 February 2018
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
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
Tosca

Tosca

Three casts, led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin and conducted by Dan Ettinger and Plácido Domingo, star in The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s thriller.

Tosca
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 20 February 2018
  • 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.

  • Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
Backstage Tour
Carmen

Carmen

Barrie Kosky directs Bizet’s much-loved opera, with Jakub Hrůša and Christopher Willis conducting two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaëlle Arquez in the title role.

Carmen
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 21 February 2018
  • 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 21 February 2018
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
Backstage Tour
Giselle

Giselle

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.

Giselle
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 22 February 2018
  • 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 22 February 2018
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
Backstage Tour
Tosca

Tosca

Three casts, led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin and conducted by Dan Ettinger and Plácido Domingo, star in The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s thriller.

Tosca
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 23 February 2018
  • 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 23 February 2018
  • 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 23 February 2018
  • Production Workshop
  • 11am
  • 1.30pm
  • 3pm
Thurrock Tour
Carmen

Carmen

Barrie Kosky directs Bizet’s much-loved opera, with Jakub Hrůša and Christopher Willis conducting two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaëlle Arquez in the title role.

Carmen
Insights: In Conversation with Lauren Cuthbertson

Insights: In Conversation with Lauren Cuthbertson

Join this much-loved Principal of The Royal Ballet as she discusses the many highlights of her career to date.

Insights: In Conversation with Lauren Cuthbertson
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 24 February 2018
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

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The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

The Winter's Tale
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 25 February 2018
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics