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Press Releases

20 June 2016: Thurrock Trailblazer schools learn about the first dog in space
10 June 2016: Four ballet dancers promoted to Principal from the start of the 2016/17 Season
10 June 2016: The Royal Ballet Autumn Season 16/17

2 June 2016: Cast amendment for Nabucco – Jean-François Borras to sing the role of Ismaele

26 May 2016: The Royal Ballet Tour to Japan 2016.
24 May 2016: Royal Opera House welcomes Arts Organisations to Thurrock.
10 May 2016: Royal Opera House announces Fanfare winners 2016
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9 May 2016: The Royal Ballet tour to Japan 2016.
3 May 2016: Norma to be sung by Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva

3 May 2016: Royal Opera House Vocal Leaders perform at singing workshop for Governor's Conference
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26 April 2016: Anna Netrebko to withdraw from Norma

25 April 2016: Royal Opera House celebrates success at Thurrock Business Awards

19 April 2016: Opera/Music Summer Press Release
19 April 2016: Ballet World Premiere of Obsidian Tear by Wayne McGregor
6 April 2016: Opera and Music 2016/17 Season
6 April 2016: Ballet and Dance 2016/17 Season
6 April 2016: ROH Live 2016/17 Season
30 March 2016: Three new music staff to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2016
23 March 2016: Thurrock’s Weekend of Song with Royal Opera House
9 March 2016: The Royal Opera appoints new Chorus Director

8 March 2016: The Winter’s Tale returns to the Royal Opera House as part of Shakespeare400
7 March 2016: Royal Opera House Trailblazer Schools leading the way in Cultural Learning
2 March 2016: Ballet World Premiere of Frankenstein by Liam Scarlett
1 March 2016: The Royal Ballet Summer Season 15/16.

29 February 2016: Royal Opera House Big Sing comes to Thurrock 

25 February 2016: Giselle Reimagined as part of The Royal Ballet’s Draft Works Programme

24 February 2016: Cast amendment for La traviata – Piero Pretti to sing role of Alfredo

23 February 2016: Genesia Rosato retires from The Royal Ballet

12 February 2016: The Royal Ballet and Bolshoi Theatre of Russia announce first co-production
2 February 2016: Ballet's Most Beautiful Ghost Story: Love Conquers All in The Royal Ballet's Giselle.

1 February 2016: Cast amendment for Il trittico – Patricia Racette to sing role of Giorgetta

27 January 2016: Amanda Echalaz to sing in Tosca on 2 and 5 February 2016

21 January 2016: Pet Shop Boys to play at the Royal Opera House in July 2016
12 January 2016: Cast amendment for La traviata – Piero Pretti to sing role of Alfredo
7 January 2016: World Premiere – Christopher Wheeldon's Strapless makes its debut in a new mixed programme by the choreographer
7 January 2016: Cast amendment for Eugene Onegin – James Platt and John Bernays to sing roles of Prince Gremin and  Zaretski

29 December 2015: Cast amendment for Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci – Yonghoon Lee and Kristian Benedikt to sing the roles of Turriddu and Canio, respectively
8 December 2015: Cast amendment for Il trovatore – Anna Pirozzi to sing the role of Leonora

27 November 2015: Roberta Marquez to leave The Royal Ballet
24 November 2015: The Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus to perform at the High House Production Park Christmas
30 October 2015:  The Two Pigeons: Frederick Ashton's classic ballet returns to Covent Garden after 30 years

22 October 2015: Siobhan Stagg to sing in first six dates of Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
14 October 2015: Peter Wright's The Nutcracker Returns in a flurry of Christmas sparkle
9 October 2015: Big Draw at High House Production Park
8 October 2015: Cast amendment for Le nozze di Figaro – Sophie Bevan to sing to role of Susanna
6 October 2015: The Royal Ballet's Raven Girl and Connectome Return
5 October 2015: Cast amendment for Le nozze di Figaro – Sophie Bevan to sing to role of Susanna
25 September 2015: Cast amendment for La traviata – Sarah Castle to sing the role of Flora Bervoix
22 September 2015: Cast amendment for Ariadne auf Naxos – Ji-Min Park to sing the role of Scaramuccio
16 September 2015: Royal Opera House offers new singing opportunities in Thurrock
9 September 2015: The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and The Royal Opera announce Na’ama Zisser as second Doctoral Composer-in-Residence

8 September 2015: World Ballet Day 2015
4 September 2015: Cas Public release production images for Symphonie Dramatique, a new retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
25 August 2015: Alessandra Ferri, Francesca Annis and Herman Cornejo star in the UK premiere of Chéri
24 August 2015: Renato Balsadonna announces decision to leave the Royal Opera House to pursue his conducting career
17 August 2015: Oberon publishes new book to celebrate Carlos Acosta's Royal Ballet career

12 August 2015: Rupert Pennefather to leave The Royal Ballet
30 July 2015: Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season to open with return of Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet

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View press releases from the 2012/13 Season


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

Christopher Millard, Director of Press and Communications
christopher.millard@roh.org.uk

+44 (0) 20 7212 9458
+44 (0) 7545 542 226

Lucy Mathews, Press and Communications Administrator
lucy.mathews@roh.org.uk

+44 (0) 20 7212 9604

Elizabeth Bell, Head of Press and Communications
elizabeth.bell@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9717
+44 (0) 7900 388 512

Ruth Greenwood, Communications Manager
ruth.greenwood@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9731
+44 (0) 7507 309 703

Hywel David, Corporate Relations Manager
hywel.david@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9526
+44 (0) 7958 017 883


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

David Brownlie-Marshall, Opera Press and Communications Officer
david.brownlie-marshall@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9504

Celia Moran, Opera Press and Communications Officer
celia.moran@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9149

Emily Meredith, Opera Press Administrator
emily.meredith@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 3772 6458


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

Camilla St Aubyn, Ballet Press and Communications Officer
camilla.staubyn@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9725

Sarah Farrell, Ballet Press Administrator
sarah.farrell@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9241


Sophie Wilkinson, Press Officer, ROH Cinema and Special Projects
sophie.wilkinson@roh.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7212 9724
+44 (0) 7939 584 158