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Ariadne auf Naxos

  • The Royal Opera
  • 13–16 October 2015
  • Main Stage

Karita Mattila reprises her ‘glorious’ (Guardian), ‘mesmerizing’ (Telegraph) performance of the title role in Christof Loy’s acclaimed production, in a short run of just three performances.

The Last Hotel

  • 13–17 October 2015
  • Linbury Studio Theatre

Composer Donnacha Dennehy and playwright Enda Walsh’s new opera is an intense psychological thriller, presented by Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera.

Le nozze di Figaro

  • The Royal Opera
  • 14 October 2015
  • Main Stage

Revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s brilliant comic opera, starring Erwin Schrott and Anita Hartig with conductor Ivor Bolton.

Romeo and Juliet

  • The Royal Ballet
  • 17 October—2 December 2015
  • Main Stage

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


  • The Royal Opera
  • 19 October—30 November 2015
  • Main Stage

The Royal Opera’s classic production of Bizet’s much-loved opera returns with a host of international stars, including Anita Rachvelishvili, Elena Maximova, Bryan Hymel, Yonghoon Lee and Jonas Kaufmann.

Raven Girl / Connectome

  • The Royal Ballet
  • 20–24 October 2015
  • Main Stage

A mixed programme of ballets inspired by science and fairytale, featuring works from two British choreographers closely associated with The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor and Alastair Marriott.

The Lighthouse: Meet the Young Artists Week

  • The Royal Opera
  • 22–24 October 2015
  • Linbury Studio Theatre

The Jette Parker Young Artists present a fully staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’s operatic ghost story, in one of the highlights of Meet the Young Artists Week.


  • The Royal Opera
  • 23 October—15 November 2015
  • Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company (L’Ormindo) return to the unique candlelit space of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with a new production of Rossi’s baroque opera, directed by Keith Warner.

Meet the Young Artists: The Juke Box

  • 25 October 2015
  • Linbury Studio Theatre

Choose the evening’s programme from the options given at the lunchtime session in these popular recitals, part of Meet the Young Artists week.

Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen

  • The Royal Ballet
  • 26 October—12 November 2015
  • Main Stage

Carlos Acosta’s new ballet on Bizet’s tragic tale of jealousy and desire concludes this mixed programme, with works by Liam Scarlett, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine.


Friends Rehearsals

  • 16 October—8 December 2015


Backstage Tour

  • 14 October—28 November 2015

Thurrock Tour

  • 16 October 2015—15 July 2016

Velvet Gilt and Glamour Tour

  • 21 October—15 December 2015


Tea at the Royal Opera House

  • 17 October—28 November 2015

Family Sundays

  • 25 October 2015—31 January 2016

Big Sing Fridays

  • 30 October 2015—22 January 2016

Tea Dance

  • 6 November 2015—5 February 2016

New Year's Eve Party

  • 31 December 2015

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Lunchtime Recitals

  • 26 October—23 November 2015