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Upcoming Insights

  • Deloitte Ignite: The Art of Singing

    • 3 September 2015

    Join our panel of singers as they explore the power of voice and what it takes to be a great singer.

  • Deloitte Ignite: The Art of Directing

    • 6 September 2015

    Directors from a wide range of backgrounds, including theatre, film and television, discuss their craft.

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    • 11 September 2015

    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: Orphée et Eurydice Pre-performance Talk

    • 14–23 September 2015

    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 Orphée et Eurydice.

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

    • 15 September—8 October 2015

    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: Big Sing: Le nozze di Figaro

    • 17 September 2015

    Join Choral Conductor, and former member of The Royal Opera Chorus, Dominic Peckham as he leads you in singing extracts in Italian from Mozart’s comic masterpiece, Le nozze di Figaro.

  • Insights: Romeo and Juliet

    • 22 September 2015

    Explore why William Shakespeare's iconic play is such a potent source of inspiration for artists.

  • Insights: Romeo and Juliet Pre-Performance Talk

    • 24 September—29 October 2015

    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 Romeo and Juliet.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Juan Diego Flórez

    • 24 September 2015

    A man who always hits the high notes! Hear from one of the world's leading bel canto tenors, Peruvian sensation Juan Diego Flórez, as he discusses his acclaimed operatic career.

  • Insights: Carmen — Carlos Acosta's World Premiere

    • 28 September 2015

    Weeks before the world premiere of his new ballet, join choreographer Carlos Acosta and members of the production team for a thrilling insight into this new production.

  • Insights: A Beginner's Guide to Carmen

    • 6 October 2015

    Join conductor Bertrand de Billy and other members of the production team to learn what makes Bizet's Carmen a firm favourite in opera houses worldwide.

  • Insights: The Two Pigeons

    • 21 October 2015

    After nearly 30 years absent from the Covent Garden Stage, Frederick Ashton's ballet returns home. Join the production team as they revive this poignant tale a few weeks before opening night.

  • Insights: Carmen Pre-performance talk

    • 24 October—4 November 2015

    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 Carmen.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Vadim Muntagirov

    • 27 October 2015

    International ballet star and Principal of The Royal Ballet, Vadim Muntagirov discusses his career and plans for the future in his first public interview at Covent Garden.

  • Insights: Morgen und Abend

    • 5 November 2015

    Enter the dark and brooding world of composer Georg Friedrich Haas's world premiere, Morgen und Abend, based on the seminal Norweigan novel by Jon Fosse.

  • Insights: ROH Orchestra in rehearsal

    • 13 November 2015

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

  • Insights: Javier De Frutos and The Royal New Zealand Ballet

    • 16 November 2015

    Performing at The Royal Opera for the first time, join members of The Royal New Zealand Ballet and award-winning choreographer Javier de Frutos as they prepare to stage the company's dynamic mixed programme.

  • Insights: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

    • 19 November 2015

    Join Kasper Holten, Director of Opera, and transport yourself to southern Italy with the cast and production team to discover more about Mascagni and Leoncavello's hot-blooded verismo pairing.

  • Insights: Do It Yourself - Stage Fighting

    • 24 November 2015

    En garde! Join Fight Director Natalie Dakin for an exciting and unique interactive workshop to learn the techniques required to create and perform convincing fight sequences for the stage.

  • Insights: In Conversation with Peter Wright

    • 30 November 2015

    Eminent choreographer and director Peter Wright discusses his glittering career including creating popular works for The Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker and Giselle.

  • Insights: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci Pre-performance talk

    • 3–15 December 2015

    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 Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci.

  • Insights: The Nutcracker Pre-performance talk

    • 8 December 2015—8 January 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 The Nutcracker.

  • Insights: Pushkin, an evening of poetry and performance

    • 9 December 2015

    Join us for a unique opportunity to hear live readings of Pushkin’s poetry and a recital of music from Eugene Onegin alongside fascinating discussion.

  • Insights: Elizabeth

    • 16 December 2015

    Will Tuckett (Choreographer/Director), Alasdair Middleton (Director/Text) and members of the production team present their vision of Queen Elizabeth I just weeks before opening night.

  • Insights: Big Sing Christmas Carols

    • 17 December 2015

    Spice up your Christmas and warm up those vocal chords with leading vocal coach and mezzo-soprano Mary King as she coaches you to find your voice and practice your favourite carols before Christmas Day!

  • Insights: Behind the Scenes

    • 19 December 2015

    Discover what goes on behind the scenes and the craftsmanship involved in creating the Royal Opera House's ballet and opera productions.

  • Insights: Tosca Pre-performance Talk

    • 11–29 January 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 Tosca.

  • Insights: Ballet Fitness

    • 12 January 2016

    Join Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, Clinical Director Greg Retter and members of The Royal Ballet Healthcare team as they explore what it takes to deliver healthcare services to over 100 dancers.

  • Insights: A Beginner's Guide to La traviata

    • 13 January 2016

    A heart-rendering tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love. Filled with Verdi’s much-loved melodies, La traviata is the perfect introduction to opera.

  • Insights: Mark Elder on the music of L’Étoile

    • 14 January 2016

    Join leading conductor Mark Elder as he explores Emmanuel Chabrier’s comic opera L’Étoile. A master of the opera buffa genre, Chabrier’s wacky operatic delight promises not to disappoint!

  • Insights: New Wheeldon

    • 19 January 2016

    Join Associate Artist of The Royal Ballet Christopher Wheeldon, and members of the creative team, as they reveal their plans for this world premiere.

  • Insights: La traviata Pre-performance Talk

    • 22 January—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: Behind the Scenes: Hats and Jewellery

    • 28 January 2016

    A fascinating insight into what it takes for the four members of the Hats and Jewellery department to adorn the heads, necks, wrists, ankles and even feet of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera companies.

  • Insights: L'Étoile Pre-performance Talk

    • 1–24 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: National Opera Studio Masterclass

    • 3 February 2016

    See internationally renowned conductor Nicola Luisotti and young artists from the National Opera Studio work together as they tackle repertoire in rehearsal.

  • 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: 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.