Autumn Season 2013/14
Helpful links and information on booking for forthcoming performances.
All the booking dates below open at 10am.
View the Royal Opera House 2013-14 Autumn Season Seating Plan (PDF 1MB)
Use the links above to see a full list of events that can be booked on that particular day. This can be useful when adding a number of tickets from different productions to your basket.
To accompany the productions on-stage, Royal Opera House Restaurants are providing menus tailored specially for each production. Find out more on our Menu option and prices page.
Inside Wagner’s Head
Dir: Simon Stokes
6 September – 28 September
Simon Callow turns his attention to the life and legacy of one of opera’s most influential figures in a one-man show for Deloitte Ignite.
Dir: Andrei Serban
9 September – 10 March
Andrei Serban’s staging of Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama.
Le nozze di Figaro
Dir: David McVicar
16 September – 15 May
Revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s glorious comedy.
Dir: Charles Edwards
23 September – 12 October
A daughter’s grief turns to bloody revenge in Charles Edwards’s production of Strauss’s most daring opera.
The Wasp Factory (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
Dir: Ben Frost
2 – 8 October
Opera with a sting in the tail: Iain Banks’s cult novel is transformed into gripping music theatre by electro-acoustic composer Ben Frost and librettist David Pountney.
Meet the Young Artists: Performance (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Jette Parker Young Artists
16 – 18 October
A full staging of Spanish Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvatge’s charming first opera, performed by the Jette Parker Young Artists and combined with a concert performance of Berio’s Folk Songs.
Les Vêpres siciliennes NEW
Dir: Stefan Herheim
17 October – 11 November; Live in Cinemas 4 November
A great, neglected Verdi opera is brought to the Royal Opera House for the first time in an imaginative new staging by Stefan Herheim.
Greek / The Killing Flower
Dir: Michael McCarthy
21 – 26 October
Greek is a blazing and brilliant retelling of the Oedipus story by Mark-Anthony Turnage. The Killing Flower sees Music Theatre Wales present Salvatore Sciarrino’s bewitching opera, based on the true story of Renaissance madrigal master and murderer Carlo Gesualdo.
Dir: Keith Warner
31 October – 15 November
Keith Warner probes the psychological depths of Berg’s 20th-century operatic masterpiece.
Dir: Stephen Langridge
30 November – 18 December; Live in cinemas 18 December
Wagner’s final, majestic opera returns to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by director Stephen Langridge and designer Alison Chitty.
How the Whale Became (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
10 December – 4 January
Ted Hughes’s magical stories provide inspiration for a new Royal Opera commission by Julian Philips and Edward Kemp.
Don Quixote NEW
30 September – 6 November; Live in cinemas 16 October
Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist and one of the finest dancers of his generation, presents a new production of this exuberant tale of friendship, love and loyalty.
Romeo and Juliet
19 October – 7 December
A tragic tale of star-crossed lovers: Kenneth MacMillan’s poignant ballet is a 20th-century classic.
Chroma / David Dawson NEW / The Rite of Spring
9 – 23 November
One hundred years of visionary ballet: from Stravinsky’s 20th-century masterpiece to innovative choreography by Wayne McGregor and David Dawson.
New Petronio / Noces / Virtual Descent (National Dance Company of Wales, Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
30 October – 1 November
The National Dance Company of Wales makes its first visit to the Linbury Studio Theatre with a mixed programme celebrating its 30th anniversary.
MacBeth (De Oscuro, Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
12 – 13 November
Cardiff-based theatre company De Oscuro brings a radical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic tale to Covent Garden.
Pictures We Make (Company Chameleon, Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
15 – 16 November
The London premiere of works by acclaimed choreographic duo Gemma Nixon and Jonathan Goddard, and Company Chameleon founders Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner.
Repetition of Change / Tender Crazy Love / Ki / All Alight (Phoenix Dance Theatre, Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
19 – 23 November
A boldly inventive new programme from leading contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre.
4 December – 16 January; Live in cinema 12 December
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.
The Wind in the Willows
11 December – 1 February at The Duchess Theatre
The Duchess Theatre in the West End hosts choreographer and director Will Tuckett’s hugely popular and critically acclaimed Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale.