31 March 2014 at 9.50am | 38 Comments
All the booking dates below open at 10am.
- Premium 2 Friends: 3 June 2014
- Premium 1 Friends: 4 June
- Supporting Friends: 6 June
- Friends of Covent Garden – Ballet: 17 June
- Friends of Covent Garden – Opera: 18 June
- Advance Booking Packages (Friends Booking): 10 June
- Advance Booking Packages (General Booking): 8 July
- Group Booking: 1 July
- ROH Students: 14 July
- General Booking: 15 July
Royal Opera House 2014-15 Autumn Season Seating Plan and Ticket Prices (PDF 325KB)
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Ballet and Dance
Deloitte Ignite 2014
Free opening festival curated by The Royal Ballet and Minna Moore Ede.
BalletBoyz the TALENT (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt and their award-winning troupe come to the Linbury Studio Theatre for the first time, with an all-new programme.
26 September–1 November; Live cinema relay on 16 October
By Kenneth MacMillan
Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.
Scènes de ballet / Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan / Symphonic Variations / A Month in the Country
18 October–12 November
By Frederick Ashton
The Royal Ballet celebrates its Founder Choreographer, Frederick Ashton, with a mixed programme of some of his finest works.
Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum
By Kim Brandstrup / NEW Liam Scarlett / Christopher Wheeldon
A Scarlett world premiere and two recent works by Brandstrup and Wheeldon: contemporary ballet at its finest.
Cassandra NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
30 October–1 November
By Ludovic Ondiviela
Choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela and singer songwriter Ana Silvera present a poignant exploration of what it is to be called mad.
Mapping / Document / Christopher Bruce (Linbury Studio Theatre)
25 –9 November
By Darshan Singh Bhuller / Ivgi & Greben / NEW Christopher Bruce
Phoenix Dance Theatre presents a mixed programme including a Christopher Bruce premiere and works by Darshan Singh Bhuller and the choreographic duo Ivgi & Grebem.
25 November–22 January
By Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa
Carlos Acosta's exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty is bursting with joie de vivre.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
6 December 2014–16 January 2015; Live cinema relay on 16 December
Welcome Performance for Families 6 December
By Christopher Wheeldon
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s thrillingly entertaining ballet.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
6 December 2014–3 January 2015
ZooNation burst onto the stage with their family Christmas show, a wonderfully wacky take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Opera and Music
Dir: Richard Jones
Cond: Antonio Pappano
A tale of sex, celebrity and scandal: Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera explores the dramatic life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.
12 September–6 October; BP Big Screen Live Relay on 17 September
Dir: David McVicar
Cond: Maurizio Benini / Paul Griffiths
Corruption and innocence collide in Verdi’s remarkable opera. David McVicar’s staging emphasizes the depravity at the heart of the court of Mantua.
Il barbiere di Siviglia
19 September–5 October
Dir: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Cond: Mark Elder
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Rossini’s sparkling comedy is full of wit and energy.
The Trial NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Lib: Christopher Hampton
Dir: Michael McCarthy
Cond: Michael Rafferty
Philip Glass, one of the world's most popular contemporary composers, creates a new work for Music Theatre Wales based on Kafka's nightmarish novel.
La scala di seta (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Dir: Greg Eldridge §
Cond: Jonathan Santagada §
The Jette Parker Young Artists present a fully staged performance in the Linbury Studio Theatre, in one of the most popular highlights of Meet the Young Artists Week.
§ Jette Parker Young Artist
I due Foscari NEW
14 October–2 November; Live cinema relay on 27 October
Dir: Thaddeus Strassberger
Cond: Antonio Pappano / Renato Balsadonna
A despairing father is torn between love for his family and duty to a corrupt city in Verdi's searing early tragedy.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dir: Martin Kušej
Cond: Marc Minkowski
Love and sacrifice vie in Mozart's sublime early masterpiece, directed by Martin Kušej in his UK debut.
Glare NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Søren Nils Eichberg
Lib: Hannah Dübgen
Dir: Thaddeus Strassberger
Cond: Geoffrey Paterson
Danish-German composer Søren Nils Eichberg presents a taut thriller about trust and reality.
18 November–13 December; Live cinema relay on 26 November
Dir: Laurent Pelly
Cond: Daniele Rustioni
Laurent Pelly's acclaimed production of Donizetti's opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine.
Orfeo NEW (Roundhouse, Camden)
13–24 January 2015
Dir: Michael Boyd / Trans: Don Paterson
Cond: Christian Curnyn