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Press and Communications

Full details of who's who in the Royal Opera House Press & Communications team:

Vicky Kington, Head of Communications
vicky.kington@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9675

Ben Oliver, Communications Manager
ben.oliver@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9731
+44 (0) 7531 129 477

Rachel Gaston, Press Officer, Cinema and Special Projects
rachel.gaston@roh.org.uk
+44 (0)20 7212 9781
+44 (0)7961 536 933

Katharine Morgan, Communications Coordinator
katharine.morgan@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9725
+44 (0) 7415 650 843

Hannah Last, Press Assistant
hannah.last@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9526

Danielle Patrick, Broadcast Communications Apprentice
danielle.patrick@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 6455

For all broadcast requests please contact BroadcastPress@roh.org.uk


Ann Richards, Head of Opera Press
ann.richards@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9132
+44 (0) 7767 870 517

Jolene Dyke, Opera Press and Communications Officer
jolene.dyke@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9504
+44 (0) 7951 187 440


Ashley Woodfield, Head of Ballet Press
ashley.woodfield@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9165
+44 (0) 7984 513 676

Sarah Farrell, Ballet Press Communications Officer
sarah.farrell@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9241
+44 (0) 7767 871 783


Chris Shipman, Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media
chris.shipman@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9783

Rebecca Black, Social Media Editor
rebecca.black@roh.org.uk
+44 (0)20 7212 9790


Press Releases

Due to site maintenance, this page is not currently being updated. Please contact the Press department if you have any queries in the interim. 

27 June 2019: The Royal Ballet’s 2019/20 Season opens with Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon
19 June 2019: Swan Lake: Reimagining a Classic – Oberon Books present an
exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Liam Scarlett’s new production for The Royal Ballet

18 June 2019: Miranda Richardson to play the Duchesse de Crakentorp in The Royal Opera’s La Fille du régiment
14 June 2019: Cast change announcement – Carmen, 16 and 20 July 2019
13 June 2019: Award-winning American tenor Bryan Hymel to perform a free
lunchtime concert at the Royal Opera House

12 June 2019: Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer schools visit Thameside Theatre for English Touring Opera show
12 June 2019: Homeless charity Streetwise Opera returns to the Royal Opera House for a seven-week residency exploring Bizet’s much-loved opera Carmen
12 June 2019: Nehemiah Kish to retire from The Royal Ballet
7 June 2019: Marcelino Sambé promoted to Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet
7 June 2019: The Royal Opera presents the 2019 Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance
6 June 2019: The Royal Ballet tours to Japan and Los Angeles this summer, presenting signature work from the Company’s repertory, a world premiere by Wayne McGregor and community engagement projects
6 June 2019: The Royal Opera tours to Japan in September 2019
6 June 2019: Celebrate Pride at the Royal Opera House in a family-friendly day of festival fun
5 June 2019: One month to go until the free live broadcast of Carmen on the BP Big Screens all over the UK
5 June 2019: The Young Talent Festival at the Royal Opera House: celebrating a wealth of emerging dance talent
3 June 2019: cast change announcement – Andrea Chénier
3 June 2019: the Royal Opera House Design and Make winner receives prize at Covent Garden
3 June 2019: the Royal Opera House celebrates its volunteers in Thurrock
20 May 2019: Cas Public returns to the Linbury Theatre with a piece inspired by dancers hearing impairment
14 May 2019: The Royal Opera House announces 17 new productions for its 2019/20 Season
9 May 2019: ROH Late – creativity after hours at the Royal Opera House
1 May 2019: Shakespeare-inspired Romeo and Juliet to be screened live in
cinemas throughout the UK

11 April 2019: The Firebird / A Month in the Country / Symphony in C press release
3 April 2019: Medusa press release
29 March 2019: BP Big Screens: Free culture on your doorstep - from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight - enjoy the best of British culture, free this summer
27 March 2019: Phaedra press release
18 March 2019: Faust cast amendment
18 March 2019: Jette Parker Young Artists 2019 – Press Release
12 March 2019: Lost Dog present the award-winning dance, theatre duet, Juliet & Romeo
8 March 2019: Three leading classical organizations announce new initiative to support the development of female conductors industry-wide
7 March 2019: International Draft Works: The Royal Ballet welcomes new choreographic talent from around the world
21 February 2019: Annette Page: Tribute to a Ballerina : A special celebration of the life of one of The Royal Ballet’s beloved Principal dancers
20 February 2019: National Dance Company Wales presents Awakening
19 February 2019: Verdi’s heart-wrenching opera La forza del destino broadcast live in UK cinemas on 2 April 2019
19 February 2019: Live at Lunch offers drop-in performances at the Royal Opera House
12 February 2019: Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer schools make a carnival in a day with Kinetika
11 February 2019: Frankenstein – Press Release
7 February 2019: Handel’s Berenice returns to Covent Garden
6 February 2019: The Royal Ballet present Romeo and Juliet, Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic masterpiece at the Royal Opera House
5 February 2019: Half-term fun for kids at the Royal Opera House Family Sunday
4 February 2019: Firstsite Gallery takes a trip offsite for Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazers
31 January 2019: The Royal Opera presents Gounod’s best-loved opera Faust
30 January 2019: Margot Fonteyn Centenary Celebrations – Press Release
22 January 2019: The Royal Ballet presents New Work New Music, a programme of six world premieres in the Linbury Theatre
22 January 2019: Thiago Soares becomes Royal Ballet guest Principal for the 2019/20 Season
16 January 2019: The Royal Ballet School presents a world premiere at the Royal Opera House: Liam Scarlett’s The Cunning Little Vixen
14 January 2019: The Royal Opera House Opens New Linbury Theatre
11 January 2019: Carlos Acosta's celebrated production of Don Quixote returns
4 January 2019: Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House: 2019 Orchestral Concert
19 December 2018: Enjoy the best culture London has to offer in 2019 at the Royal Opera House
12 December 2018: Thomas Jung appointed as Inaugural Constant Lambert Conducting Fellow
10 December 2018: Alessandra Ferri returns to the Royal Opera House with TRIO ConcertDance, the first dance performance to be staged in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre
10 December 2018: Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus lends its voice to Covent Garden for Month of Sundays Festival
10 December 2018: Thurrock Music Services give Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer schools something to sing about
22 November 2018: Antonio Pappano and Darcey Bussell among guest presenters at the new Royal Opera House Cinema Festival
21 November 2018 – Asphodel Meadows and The Two Pigeons
14 November 2018: Cast amendment for Carmen, November and December 2018
14 November 2018: The Royal Opera presents Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera, The Queen of Spades
14 November 2018: The Royal Ballet presents a programme of one-act ballets full of variety and seasonal celebrations
8 November 2018: Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae cast in Universal Pictures and Working Title’s film adaptation of Cats
8 November 2018: Cast amendments announcement – Hansel and Gretel and Katya Kabanova
7 November 2018: The Royal Opera House presents a Cinema Festival this Christmas – kids go free!
5 November 2018: The Royal Opera House’s Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano extends tenure to 2023
1 November 2018: ROH Remembers: the Royal Opera House’s immersive arts festival marks the centenary of World War I
1 November 2018: Festive favourite The Nutcracker screened live in UK cinemas this December
29 October 2018: Cast Amendment for La traviata, January 2019
26 October 2018: Lyrici Arts storyteller visits Trailbazer school Warren Primary in Thurrock
24 October 2018: The Royal Opera House celebrates Christmas with Hansel and Gretel
24 October 2018: Teachers gather in Thurrock for Royal Opera House National Programmes event
22 October 2018: The Royal Ballet presents the World Premiere of The Unknown Soldier, a new ballet commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I
19 October 2018: Month of Sundays Festival for a fiver in November
19 October 2018: The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadère screened live to UK cinemas
17 October 2018: The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House for Christmas 2018/19
16 October 2018: Commedia characters take over Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer school, Ormiston Park Academy
16 October 2018: Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer schools go to the ballet
15 October 2018: The Royal Opera presents the first revival of Bizet's Carmen
1 October 2018: Cast Amendment: Rachael Lloyd to sing Wellgunde in Götterdämmerung
25 September 2018: Natalia Makarova's production of La Bayadère returns to the Royal Opera House
19 September 2018: Open Up – The Royal Opera House launches a series of festivals, events and activities
19 September 2018: Open Up – The Royal Opera House: a new destination shop
19 September 2018: Open Up – The Royal Opera House: a new visitor destination opens
19 September 2018: Open Up – The Royal Opera House announces opening Season for the refurbished Linbury Theatre
19 September 2018: Open Up – The Royal Opera House lets everyone in on the act
17 September 2018: Celebrate World Ballet Day 2018
14 September 2018: For the first time in fifteen years, the Royal Opera House will take part in Open House London Weekend
14 September 2018: The Royal Ballet’s dark and dangerous Mayerling screened live to cinemas
6 September 2018: The Royal Opera House celebrates ten years of cinema broadcasts


View press releases from the 2017/18 Season
View press releases from the 2016/17 Season
View press releases from the 2015/16 Season
View press releases from the 2014/15 Season
View press releases from the 2013/14 Season
View press releases from the 2012/13 Season