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  • Insights: L'Étoile Pre-performance Talk

    • 15–24 February 2016

    Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for a fascinating introduction to the production before curtain up. Led by an expert, this Insight will ensure you get the most out of L'Étoile.

  • Insights: Spotlight on Boris Godunov

    • 17 February 2016

    Join BBC broadcaster and journalist Christopher Cook to explore Mussorgsky’s historical masterpiece.

  • Insights: ROH Orchestra in rehearsal

    • 23 February 2016

    Your chance to watch The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in rehearsal. Please note the whole score will not be rehearsed.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Rolando Villazón

    • 25 February 2016

    Operatic superstar Rolando Villazón joins soprano Angel Blue in conversation as he discusses his internationally acclaimed career as one of the world’s leading tenors, stage director and novelist.

  • Insights: Il trittico Pre-performance Talk

    • 29 February—3 March 2016

    Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for a fascinating introduction to the production before curtain up. Led by an expert, this Insight will ensure you get the most out of Il Trittico.

  • Insights: The Art and Science of Theatre Acoustics

    • 1 March 2016

    Is there a perfect design for a lyric theatre or concert hall? In partnership with the Institute of Physics, join leading scientists and artists as they discuss how acoustics can make or break a performance.

  • Insights: Spotlight on Puccini

    • 5 March 2016

    Join BBC broadcaster and journalist, Christopher Cook as he guides you through the works of Giacomo Puccini, in particular focusing on Puccini’s trio of operas II trittico.

  • Insights: La traviata Pre-performance Talk

    • 7–9 March 2016

    Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for a fascinating introduction to the production before curtain up. Led by an expert, this Insight will ensure you get the most out of La traviata.

  • Insights: Women in opera

    • 8 March 2016

    Celebrate International Women’s Day with broadcaster and journalist Penny Smith with special guests as they explore topics including female protagonists in opera, typecasting, music for female voice.

  • Insights: Lucia di Lammermoor

    • 10 March 2016

    Immerse yourself in Donizetti’s powerfully evocative opera with renowned director Katie Mitchell and members of the creative team as they reveal their plans for the premiere of a new production.

  • Insights: Do It Yourself - Dance with The Royal Ballet

    • 14 March—11 April 2016

    Ever wanted to say you've danced at Covent Garden? Now's your chance! For the first time join current and former artists of The Royal Ballet to learn original choreography from iconic ballets.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Christopher Saunders and Samantha Raine

    • 15 March 2016

    Join Senior Ballet Master and Ballet Mistress Samantha Raine as they share their career journeys from dancers to celebrated ballet staff of The Royal Ballet.

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    • 16 March 2016

    Gain unique access to the studio to see dancers and their coaches carefully rehearse roles in preparation for the excellence of performance seen on stage.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Diana Damrau

    • 17 March 2016

    Returning to the Royal Opera House in a new production of Donizetti’s tragic opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Diana Damrau discusses her award-winning career as one of the world’s leading coloratura sopranos.

  • Insights: Battle of the Arias

    • 22 March 2016

    What’s the greatest aria ever written? Hear from experts of the Royal Opera House Music Staff David Syrus, Paul Wynne Griffiths and Susanna Stranders as they go head-to-head to win your vote.

  • Insights: Giselle Pre-performance Talk

    • 23–29 March 2016

    Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for a fascinating introduction to the production before curtain up. Led by an expert, this Insight will ensure you get the most out of Giselle.

  • Insights: Frankenstein

    • 7 April 2016

    The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, Liam Scarlett introduces his artistic vision for first full-length ballet for the main stage just weeks before its world premiere.

  • Insights: Exploring the Voice

    • 14 April 2016

    Celebrate the launch of This is a Voice, a Wellcome Collection exhibition in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, for a fascinating introduction into voice production.

  • Insights: Oedipe

    • 4 May 2016

    Director Valentina Carrasco, with guest speakers including Romanian composer and lecturer Professor Dan Dediu, reveal the potency of Enescu’s breathtaking opera.

  • Insights: Obsidian Tear

    • 11 May 2016

    Join Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor as he prepares for the world premiere of his new ballet set to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s acclaimed 2011 orchestral work Nyx.

  • Insights: Joining the House. The Royal Ballet 1946-1956

    • 12 May 2016

    Join us for a celebration of The Royal Ballet’s 70th anniversary as resident ballet company for The Royal Opera House.

  • Insights: Big Sing - Sing in the Spring

    • 18 May 2016

    Fancy yourself as a budding opera singer? Blossom vocally this spring and celebrate the season as you sing operatic repertory inspired by springtime with leading vocal coach and mezzo-soprano Mary King.

  • Insights: Big Sing - Nabucco

    • 24 May 2016

    Take part in an interactive workshop and learn some of the epic show-stopping numbers from Verdi’s first great masterpiece, Nabucco.

  • Insights: Behind the Scenes - Royal Opera House Chorus

    • 31 May 2016

    The Royal Opera House Chorus perform in an average of 20 productions each season, in different languages and in repertory ranging from Baroque to newly commissioned works.

  • Insights: Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Werther

    • 7 June 2016

    Full of melodious music, virtuoso singing and intense romantic drama, Werther is Massenet’s most enduringly popular opera. Join Music Director Antonio Pappano as he explores this hauntingly beautiful score.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Francesca Hayward and James Hay

    • 8 June 2016

    Recently appointed First Soloists of The Royal Ballet, Francesca Hayward and James Hay discuss their spectacular rise from The Royal Ballet School to performing on the Covent Garden stage.

  • Insights: Il trovatore

    • 15 June 2016

    Director David Bösch and Conductor Gianandrea Noseda explore Bösch’s new production of Verdi’s great Romantic opera just weeks before opening night.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato

    • 21 June 2016

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear two of the world’s leading singers, Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato in conversation ahead of DiDonato’s role debut as Charlotte in Werther.

  • Insights: Do It Yourself - Make-Up

    • 6 July 2016

    In an interactive workshop, you and a partner will have a chance to create a make up look on each other under the guidance of the ROH Make Up Team.