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Competition: Win La bohème tickets

Tell us your favourite production from the 2011/12 season for a chance to win.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

26 July 2012 at 1.01pm | 198 Comments

To mark the end of The Royal Opera’s season – and encourage you to tell us what you think -  we’re offering the chance to win a pair of tickets to La bohème. All you have to do is tell us which was your favourite production from the 2011/12 season and why. To enter, leave a comment here or tweet us with the hashtag #RoyalOperaReview.

Please note this competition is now closed.

The productions performed by The Royal Opera during the 2011/12 season were:

We’re also running a similar competition reviewing The Royal Ballet’s season.

The competition is open until midday on Tuesday 31 July, when the winner will be drawn at random. Entry is open to all ages. The prize is two tickets for the performance of La bohème on 5 Jan 2013. Travel and accommodation costs are not included. Entrants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult when attending a Royal Opera House performance. Tickets are non-transferrable, our decision is final and no alternative prize will be offered. We reserve the right to change prizes and/or end the competition at any time.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

26 July 2012 at 1.01pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged competition, opera

This article has 198 comments

  1. La bohème ,

    just amazing !!!

    • Ann responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:39pm

      It has to be Les Troyens. It all started in April 2011 when some friends from the US & a friend from NZ all said they wanted to come to London specially to see it & would I get tickets. *Oh 'eck!* Well I did manage to get tickets (box) & they did come & it was an occasion which I will never forget & neither will they. It was a very special time for all of us, so thank you ROH for a life-enhancing experience.

    • Ava responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:12pm

      Salome - from the beautiful music to the wonderful staging, it was a spectacular production. It is one of my favourite plays, as well as favourite Aubrey Beardsley print, and I felt the 1890s decadence and biblical violence were truly wonderfully felt.

    • Diego responded on 26 July 2012 at 6:40pm

      Il Trittico!

  2. Cris responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:10pm Reply

    Rigoletto!

  3. Otello responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:10pm Reply

    Otello- spectecular!

  4. Leah Broad responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:10pm Reply

    Salome. An incredible, visceral production that truly captured the imagination.

  5. Diccon Cooper responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:11pm Reply

    It was the first time I'd seen Dei Mesitersinger von Nurnberg and it was simply wonderful. II enjoyed Don Giovanni, figaro, Miss Fortune and Cosi Fan tutte, but for a first Wagner it has be hooked and, as a result, I'm coming to the Ring in September.

  6. Fionnuala responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:11pm Reply

    Otello - simply stunning!

  7. Caroline responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:11pm Reply

    La traviata

  8. Silvana Withe responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:13pm Reply

    My favourite production was Rogoletto

  9. well, actually I´ve never been in one of those productions, but one of my dreams is to be in one since I moved to London. If not now I promise I will join you soon ;) cheers! #RoyalOperaReview.

  10. Sophie responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:14pm Reply

    Il Trittico!

  11. Tim Glasby responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:15pm Reply

    Le nozze di Figaro

    Just a wonderful production to brilliant music. Music that I find myself whistling constantly.

    Bravo ROH

  12. Joe Shiner responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:17pm Reply

    Le nozze di Figaro - pure latesummer bliss!

  13. Faust--great singing!
    Troyens--loved the ballet and the last two acts!

  14. Anna responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:20pm Reply

    Salome, such a fresh production

  15. Sam Brown responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:21pm Reply

    Il trittico....fantastic!

  16. Raoul responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:21pm Reply

    Definitely OTHELLO!!

  17. Luise Mueller responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:22pm Reply

    Falstaff! -elegant, stylish and funny!

  18. Edward Morris responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:22pm Reply

    I loved Miss Fortune. No one else seemed to, which is a shame. It mixed tradition and a hip hop type of culture, kebab and the orient...and brilliant performances. Thanks for putting it on!

  19. Don Giovaaaani !!!! :) ... Simply for the reason that I was singing the finale for a couple of months (with the hand pointing), tremendously annoyed a few friends and family by the 4th month! At least now they have it front of mind, and will be watching it next time :)

    * The finale was spectacular, the flames at the end topped it all off!

  20. Jonathan responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:23pm Reply

    Rigoletto!

  21. AliceP responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:23pm Reply

    What to choose - so many lovely productions each with good points and bad point, in equal meassures.

    However, for me - of the productions I attended - I would pick La fille du regiment. A revival of an old and loved production, prevously with many great names in the leads. However, this time around we had one of the best castings - not star studded per see and that was what worked. No prima donnas to please but a homogenous cast who worked as a tightly nitted team, each night, to produce a well-balanced, great acted and beautifully sung opera. This is what opera is all about - a well balanced team producing a great whole for the enjoyment of the audience - night after night.

    With the adolation of stars in today's world - we do not get to see productions of this quality too often, sadly.

  22. La Traviata....definitely.....splendid in all respects...beautiful costumes too. <3

  23. Luise Mueller responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:23pm Reply

    Falstaff! elegant, stylish and funny!

  24. John Porter responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:24pm Reply

    Les Troyens. Just amazing!!

  25. Georgina responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:26pm Reply

    La Traviata was my fave of the season, the singing was of an even higher standard than usual. The dress and sets in the traditional style, drawing me into the performance so much so I felt La Traviata was happening in real life! I was truly moved as were the others I was with. The performance ended with a standing ovation. What more could I want?! I hope to be in productions such as this if I make it onto the opera stage a few years after music college - I've learnt lots from it!

  26. Raphael responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:26pm Reply

    La fille du regiment was an absolute delight, with the funny Pelly's production and the amazing singing of Ciofi and Lee !

  27. Viaggio! Not performed very often but a real gem :)

  28. Zoe Vu responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:28pm Reply

    Placido Domingo - Operalia! Stunning voices and such an amazing experience to see great talents from different generations of opera coming togther!

  29. John responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:28pm Reply

    Les Troyens.

  30. L Tan responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:28pm Reply

    Le nozze di Figaro

  31. Michael Toth responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:28pm Reply

    Il trittico - Ermonela Jaho's performance in Sour Angelica alone was worth it.

  32. Emma Molyneux responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:28pm Reply

    La Traviata

  33. John responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:30pm Reply

    Les Troyens

  34. Maria responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:30pm Reply

    Don Giovanni.

    Truly wonderful performance: great acting, spectacular scenography and ,of course, the voices to fall in love with.

  35. TINA STARMORE responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:30pm Reply

    Les Troyens which adhered so well to original writings.A new production conceived with passion on a grand scale.It was in keeping with the magnitude of effort made for all Olympic related productions and did ROH proud in 2012.

  36. Breogan Ouvina responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:30pm Reply

    Faust: thrilling, great design, magnificent cast

  37. James Corrigan responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:31pm Reply

    Rigoletto, a wonderful cast and chorus that highlighted the dangerous political undercurrent of life in the Duke's court, more so than in any other production I have seen.

  38. discoveritas responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:32pm Reply

    Così fan tutte! Watched it last season too but I'll never forget how special the opening night of this season's run of it was, with the celebration of Sir Thomas Allen's forty years at the Royal Opera and all. It's a beautiful memory and I'm sure it'll stay with me for life. Here's to many more special nights at the ROH! Viva opera! #RoyalOperaReview

  39. Anna responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:32pm Reply

    Il trittico

  40. Mauro responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:33pm Reply

    Otello! One of my favourite operas ever!!!

  41. Sage responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:34pm Reply

    Salome - a spectacular show filled with passion and desire; a veritable feast of longing.

  42. Carmela responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:35pm Reply

    La traviata!!

    Beautiful, moving... memorable!

  43. Dave Keating responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:36pm Reply

    La Traviata!

  44. Grace responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:36pm Reply

    La Traviata took my breath away <3

  45. Don Giovanni!

  46. Camille responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:38pm Reply

    Cosi Fan Tutte!

  47. Daniel responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:38pm Reply

    Definitely Il trittico. Three brilliant operas packed into one night.

  48. Antoine responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:38pm Reply

    La traviata !

  49. Carmela responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:39pm Reply

    La traviata! beautiful, moving...memorable!

  50. La traviata, amazing!

  51. La sonnambula: my first Bellini opera ever (and also, my first opera at ROH).

  52. Zoe Freedman responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:45pm Reply

    I think for me it's got to be Il Trittico. All three operas were fantastically performed in excellent productions and it was a pleasure to see the operas as they were intended to be seen. Experiencing them together in one evening gives a wonderful arc to the evening's entertainment, from sadness to laugh out loud comedy!

  53. La Boheme - superb

  54. Ivana Paccoud responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:48pm Reply

    It has to be La bohème

  55. Margaret White responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:49pm Reply

    La Boheme was the first opera I ever saw and I have continued to love it ever since. The ROH production is just stunning and I love it

  56. Jamie Henderson responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:49pm Reply

    Favourite production of the ROH 11/12 season was Il Trittico. R Jones on inspired form, Jaho devastating in Suor Angelica

  57. Evelin responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:52pm Reply

    Don Giovanni, it was absolutely amazing!

  58. Peter responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:55pm Reply

    Salome - if all opera productions were so courageous, incredibly radical and brave, and yet so subtle with an astonishing emotional depiction to the most trifle detail - life would have been even more magical!

  59. Camila Boschiero responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:55pm Reply

    This past year I have seen many of the operas as I find the royal opera house an amazing venue and prices for tickets are extremelly affordable. Out of La Traviata, La Boheme, Cosi fan Tutte, The marriage of Figaro and Don Giovani and Rigoletto that I have seen this year - It is a tough call but will choose Don Giovanni as my favourite as set designs and the interpretation of Dona Ana were marvellous!

  60. DAVID GROGAN responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:56pm Reply

    Otello - faultless!

  61. Hannah responded on 26 July 2012 at 1:58pm Reply

    La boheme every time! Just beautiful.

  62. Clive Kennard responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:02pm Reply

    Falstaff. That kitchen was to die for.

  63. Deborah Chalmers responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:02pm Reply

    La Traviata - an amazing spectacle, but also Miss Fortune for the wonderful casting and sets.

  64. Andrew responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:02pm Reply

    It's got to be Salome. It was sinister, erotic and there were some beautiful performances, in particular from Narroboth, Angela Denoke as Salome, and the orchestra

  65. William Ng responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:05pm Reply

    Definitely Rusalka, Don Giovanni and my my all time favourite Faust. and I would LOVE to see La bohème and Otello at the ROH if I have the chance :)

  66. Helen Doyle responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:09pm Reply

    Les Troyens - the set/scenery was fab, and prompted lots of fascinating 'behind-the-scenes' fotoage and articles.

  67. Don Giovanni!

  68. Anna Schilling responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:10pm Reply

    I really enjoyed Don Giovanni - the singers were amazing, and Erwin Schrott may be one of the best Dons I've seen. He's also rather dashing, which helps.

  69. Chris responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:11pm Reply

    Rusalka

  70. Salvatore Trigilia responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:12pm Reply

    La traviata!!!
    #RoyalOperaReview

  71. Heike Hoeffner responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:13pm Reply

    My favorite was: Plácido Domingo celebration

  72. La traviata! Especially with Ailyn Perez performing. I've went there 3 times.

  73. Rich responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:16pm Reply

    La traviata – mostly for the 'Drinking Song' which is always great

  74. La Traviata! Especially with Ailyn Perez performing. I went there three times.

  75. Sinead responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:20pm Reply

    Favourite opera this season was Salome. The set was breathtaking and cleverly designed, the orchestra sounded sensational and the singers handled the incredibly demanding score with style, Rosalind Plowright as Herodias being a personal favourite of mine.

  76. Fred Murray responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:20pm Reply

    Rigoletto - A tragedy with a show stopping hit a minute!

  77. Zapryan responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:23pm Reply

    La bohème was absolutely brilliant.

  78. Beata responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:23pm Reply

    Rigoletto

  79. Olivia responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:25pm Reply

    Faust for me - magical and spine-tingling

  80. Mal Downie responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:26pm Reply

    La Traviata - a wonderful evening

  81. Cassandra responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:27pm Reply

    Don Giovanni - just stunning. The drama and passion never disappoints, and the music is just sublime.

  82. Lucile responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:28pm Reply

    Don Giovanni

  83. Ninetta responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:28pm Reply

    My favourite last year's production was Il Tritico. I always enjoy Richard Jones' productions, so I was thrilled he is going to stage Puccini's masterpiece. It didn't dissapointed me. 'Gianni Schicci' was witty, smart and charming - and so was it played by the whole cast. I really liked the idea of placing Suor Angelica's action in children's hospital - i think it underlines Angelica's tragedy. And Il tabarro had an excellent cast - Eva-Maria Westbroek and Aleksandr Antonenko were not only a emotionally engaged singers, but also a compelling actors.
    But Il trittico wouldn't be as succesful as it was without Pappano's brillant conducting, who became the man of the evening.
    That's why I like ROH's Il Trittico so much - it is an ideal combination of intelligent staging, good singing and flawless conducting, which doesn't happen in opera too often.

  84. Francisco Jaramillo responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:30pm Reply

    Otello

  85. UTC responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:31pm Reply

    So difficult to choose, now that I've been reminded of what's been on. I think on balance it has to be Otello for the revelatory performance of Antonenko and Pappano's interpretation. I never thought I'd see a performance that came close to the Domingo/Kleiber in 1987, but this certainly did.

  86. La bohème

  87. Francisco Jaramillo responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:32pm Reply

    Otello!!!

  88. joanna responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:33pm Reply

    don giovanni

  89. Aditi Kar responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:33pm Reply

    Most certainly, La Boheme. Gheorghiu and Alagna were extraordinary, the sets were beautiful and the performance overall, was spectacular!

  90. Stephanie responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:34pm Reply

    La Traviata definitely, so beautiful!

  91. Z Brooks responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:34pm Reply

    An artistic triumph on every level, La Traviata cements the ROH’s top position for opera lovers. The production attained the dizzying pinnacle of artistic collaboration that only opera can reach. The usual opulent settings, that the Royal Opera House do so well , ostentatiously colourful costumes and lighting are matched by the sensational talents of the cast. Storytelling is paramount without losing the narrative along with the electricity and chemistry of the cast, that is not always apparent. Love, tragedy and passion at its best!

  92. Aditi Kar responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:35pm Reply

    Most certainly La Boheme. Gheorghiu and Alagna were extraordinary, the sets were beautiful and the overall performance outstanding.

  93. Louise responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:39pm Reply

    Miss Fortune gets my big vote! Courageous, risk taking and utterly engaging. I loved the mixed media elements, and the ending not only had me in tears, it had me thinking about life for a long time after. For me, this was a brilliant production because it was a thought intervention. This opera is not only a moral of our times, it's a foundation stone for future modern opera.

  94. Mari responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:40pm Reply

    Otello - Love that opera so much.

  95. Cristina responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:40pm Reply

    Le nozze di Figaro - fun and stunning production

  96. Rusalka - witty, entertaining, musical excellence. More!

  97. Rigoletto - I was on the edge of my seat throughout the performance.

  98. Jake Daniel Smith responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:45pm Reply

    Salome! The production really inspired me and it was also great to see behind the scenes on purhcasing the dvd featuring David Mcvicars. A lot of the shows are helping with my up and coming dissertation. Overall though this season has been fantastic. (Fingers Crossed)

  99. Conor Madden responded on 26 July 2012 at 2:48pm Reply

    La Boheme! The greatest opera ever written, starring one of the best singers of our generation, Angela Gheorghiu. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

  100. Anne Salter responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:02pm Reply

    La Boheme with Joseph Calleja (WOW) and Carmen Giannattasio - a heartstopping Mimi - truly magical, wonderful chemistry, breathtaking singing-totally lovely cast - a difficult decision as there have been so many wonderful productions and magical moments for me

  101. Anna Benedikz responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:04pm Reply

    Cosi fan Tutti

  102. Viv Edwards responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:05pm Reply

    Il trittico, because it exceeded all expectations

  103. Noriko Hasegawa responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:06pm Reply

    La Traviata. Gheorghieu was stunning:)

  104. Heronimo Sehmi responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:13pm Reply

    Salome- superb full of imagination.

  105. Janie responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:14pm Reply

    Boheme was magical. So moving.

  106. Monique responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:26pm Reply

    Faust for fabulousness!

  107. Nina Hillier responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:27pm Reply

    Rigoletto - Best Opera, best composer, best production!

  108. Jan Chovanec responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:36pm Reply

    Les Troyens. The best opera in 2011/12 season.

  109. Otello..superb production and stunning lighting

  110. Silvia Weyland responded on 26 July 2012 at 3:58pm Reply

    Well... La Boheme! I want to see it again :)

  111. Sue Ashton responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:02pm Reply

    Always just love Rigoletto

  112. Susheel Gokarakonda responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:07pm Reply

    La Trav stunned with a sumptuous display,
    Jaho's Violetta, the clear star of the day.

    A brave effort, Cosi to modernise,
    Braver still, for Alfonso's understudy to deputise!

    Les Troyens' jewel, betrayed Dido,
    Another triumph for McVicar and Pappano.

    Fine performances all, none far astray,
    My favourite opera, it's hard to say!

  113. Alp Aslan responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:25pm Reply

    Ilt trittico, methinks. As muxh as serious stuf, with this production ROH proved that they can stage comic operas as well. Loved Schicchi!

  114. Olivia Dixon responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:25pm Reply

    La Traviata I saw this wonderful production earlier this year, and had tears in my eyes, for a lot of the time, as the production was so wonderfully evocative, the sets amazing, and the literally costumes to die for ...

  115. Alp Aslan responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:27pm Reply

    Il trittico methinks. ROH proved that they are the best with the staging of Schicchi as it was watching like a proper movie! Loved it!

  116. Wendy thompson responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:30pm Reply

    Il Viaggio a Reims. Wonderful celebration of the Jette Parker talent over the 10 years.

  117. Jaime I. responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:35pm Reply

    Faust. Because it's been the most complete of the season: brilliant cast, production and conducting.

    I'd also remark Yannick Nezet-Seguin as the best conductor of the reason for Rusalka, Erwin Schrott's Don Giovanni cast for performing one of the most believable opera nights I've seen, and Aleksandr Antonenko and Anja Harteros for their recent Otello, simply stunning.

  118. I have only seen Les Troyens at the ROH since the House is not around the corner where I live. It made me cry it was so beautiful and it was worth all the money I spent for flight, hotel and the ticket... I'd love to come back and see La Bohème..., as a matter of fact I'd like to come back and see many more operas in this house!

  119. ide responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:46pm Reply

    les troyens - amazing spectacle

  120. Stephen King responded on 26 July 2012 at 4:56pm Reply

    Rigoletto by a short head from the two Wagner productions.

  121. Jessica responded on 26 July 2012 at 5:00pm Reply

    I loved Rigoletto. Not only was the cast amazing, the Gilda apparently stepped in last minute to cover for the original soprano, who had a throat infection. The set was really cool, Rigoletto was awesome (so was Grigolo)- just one of my favourite productions from the Opera House.

  122. Faust in the house.
    Les Troyens at the proms.

  123. chris richardson responded on 26 July 2012 at 5:01pm Reply

    Othello

    The best production I have ever seen, moved me to tears

  124. diana james responded on 26 July 2012 at 5:02pm Reply

    Il trittico - original and brilliant

  125. Ian J. Parker responded on 26 July 2012 at 5:06pm Reply

    Don Giovanni! Superb!

  126. Le Nozze Di Figaro

  127. Lyndsay Nash responded on 26 July 2012 at 5:21pm Reply

    Rigoletto, although La Bohème was also amazing.

  128. Stephen responded on 26 July 2012 at 5:32pm Reply

    Many good productions and torn between several, but the new production of Les Troyens was my highlight. It was particularly pleasing to have a large scale work that gave the chorus ample opportunity to showcase their talents. Good soloists and well covered cameo roles too....and effectively two operas for the price of one to boot!!

  129. Così fan tutte!! Most enjoyable!

  130. Francesca responded on 26 July 2012 at 5:44pm Reply

    Rusalka

  131. Salome! So haunting. x

  132. Don Giovanni for me. It was as good as I always dreamed it would be! x

  133. Matthew Hunter responded on 26 July 2012 at 6:22pm Reply

    Der Fliegender Holländer - fantastic staging and impeccable singing from all.

  134. Jennie Clark responded on 26 July 2012 at 6:43pm Reply

    its still la boheme, it never fails, would love to see it a hundred more times. that sharp intake of breath when curtain goes up at the beginning of act 3, its magical

  135. A tough one but its Otello all the way for me

  136. La Bohème
    Because of amazing, unforgettable JOSEPH CALLEJA!!! We traveled more than 1000km to see it and it was definitely worth it. the best performance we've ever seen.
    P.S.: I love the carpet in Royal Opera House. one could even sleep on it.

  137. Otello, how marvellous

  138. La Traviata - one day

  139. Tim Short responded on 26 July 2012 at 7:47pm Reply

    Les Troyens, by a nose past Salome. Secret tip: of the day tickets, Stalls Circle C is a great value option. You maybe don't get the full benefit of the fire-breathing horse, but you certainly feel it! The main thing is the proximity to the singers. In this case, Antonacci's amazingly potent Cressida is quite extraordinary from close range. It's slightly humorous that Berlioz has Cressida on stage for most of Act I and then gives her a single line as a ghost four acts later, but there you go. This production was full of great singing and the staging was spectacular.

  140. Roy responded on 26 July 2012 at 8:53pm Reply

    Troyens for sure, a real once in a lifetime event. Hymel was the great surprise of the year, so good Kaufmann wasn't so much missed.
    please revive it with kaufmann and get Antonacci and Westbroek to reverse roles for a fascinating contrast with this run!

  141. Ina responded on 26 July 2012 at 9:16pm Reply

    Falstaff: Fabulous stage design and costumes.
    Plus I never expected to laugh out loud so many times watching an Opera. Watching it in the sun at Trafalgar Square was just amazing.

  142. Emma Joyce responded on 26 July 2012 at 9:17pm Reply

    Le nozze di Figaro for making me smile.

  143. Val Aldous responded on 26 July 2012 at 10:05pm Reply

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really love everything I see at the Opera House, the very best on earth!!!

  144. Diego Bravo responded on 26 July 2012 at 10:16pm Reply

    I loved Don Giovanni!

  145. Louise Rytter responded on 26 July 2012 at 10:22pm Reply

    La Traviatra!!!!! So so so incredible!

  146. Julie responded on 26 July 2012 at 10:38pm Reply

    La Traviata

  147. Maggie responded on 26 July 2012 at 11:11pm Reply

    La Boheme! superb, amazing

  148. Rusalka. It featured the most sonorous baritone one-flippered chav water-goblin I've ever heard. And I really enjoyed it :-)

  149. Renee Lei responded on 27 July 2012 at 1:20am Reply

    La fille du régiment, it was such a funny production!

  150. Christopher responded on 27 July 2012 at 8:11am Reply

    Domingo gala - the greatest singer of all time ? In 3 great Verdi roles! With great support! A memory to treasure forever!

  151. minsung Kim responded on 27 July 2012 at 9:49am Reply

    Le Nozze Di Figaro

  152. Talitha McIntyre-Burnie responded on 27 July 2012 at 10:34am Reply

    Love Placido!
    I want to go to an opera so bad this summer & can't afford it!

  153. Talitha McIntyre-Burnie responded on 27 July 2012 at 10:39am Reply

    (didn't seem to post first time)
    Placido Domingo Celebration.
    I love Placido!
    I so want to go to an opera this summer & can't afford it!

  154. Placido Domingo Celebration.
    I love Placido!
    I so want to go to an opera this summer & can't afford it!

  155. Without a doubt Il Trittico, and in particular Suor Angelica. The amalgamation of the technical brilliance of the performers with the powerful, unique and gripping art direction made for a transfixing production that has embedded itself in the minds eye.

  156. Laura Simpson responded on 27 July 2012 at 11:42am Reply

    Il Trittico!

    A transfixing production amalgamating both technical brilliance of performers and a unique art direction.

  157. laura simpson responded on 27 July 2012 at 11:43am Reply

    Il trittico (Il tabarro/Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi)

  158. MarionH responded on 27 July 2012 at 12:57pm Reply

    It has to be Les Troyens which was the event of year for me and I try to go to every possible opera production at the ROH. Utterly wonderful.

  159. Parinoot Rattananiyomphon responded on 27 July 2012 at 1:15pm Reply

    Otello / Giuseppe Verdi
    It was my first time at the Royal Opera House. The hall itself is really impressive at the very first moment I entered. The performance is unforgettable as well. Especially, Anja Harteros's performing. Her voice is so beautiful. I saw Lucio Gallo once on BBC iPlayer. His performing is unique. I would recommend my friend to see the opera here. Because you'll never forget how much you'll enjoy the show.. Love it!!!!

  160. Rachel Marshall responded on 27 July 2012 at 2:00pm Reply

    Salome - not my natural territory, I prefer my opera to have more tunes - but mood set by this staging, particularly the 7 veils/doors, was extraordinary. The orchestra rightly got the loudest of applause of the evening reminding me that opera is about so much more than the singing.

  161. Hariclea responded on 27 July 2012 at 2:26pm Reply

    A totally OTT season for me :-D Otello-Troyens-Trittico are all 3 runs/performances/experiences i will never forget :-) Not to say there weren't more good bits during the year, but from the point of view of fully rounded performances and musical standards these were just incredible (with Rusalka, Rigoletto and Boheme with Calleja+Giannattasio as very close 2nds in my preference :-)) oh and a special thought also needs to go to the first class Mephistopheles of Rene Pape! Can we please have him back soon? :-)

  162. Philippa responded on 27 July 2012 at 4:30pm Reply

    Don Giovanni

  163. Ying Zhang responded on 27 July 2012 at 5:25pm Reply

    Les Troyens is my favourite!

  164. Ana Martinez responded on 27 July 2012 at 5:26pm Reply

    La fille du régiment !!
    I don't live in the UK, and this year when I visited London the ballet ROMEO AND JULLIET was completely sold out, so I missed it!!

    "La fille du régiment" in ROH was a production I saw in TEATRE DEL LICEU in Barcelona last year, and it was very nice.

    "La Boheme", if this is the production of TEATRO REAL (Madrid), is simply amazing. I enjoyed so much watching it in LICEU.

    And... I would have loved to see "Plácido Domingo Celebration", although I recognise that my favourite opera so far apart from LA BOHEME is SALOME.

    So season 2011/12 was a pretty good, and if I would have lived in London I would have enjoyed it very very much indeed.

    Thanks for this contest !!!!

  165. Jonathan responded on 27 July 2012 at 5:31pm Reply

    My favourite production was "Le nozze di Figaro". Everything just came together to create a perfect experience, from Antonio Pappano's sensitive conducting and playing to David McVicar's understated but ideal production to Rachel Willis-Sorensen's gorgeous voice. It was everything that Mozart and opera should be and left me beaming.

  166. Jeanne Bottin responded on 27 July 2012 at 6:20pm Reply

    I loved Don Giovanni, I love the story, the end, the melody, probably my favourite opera because I learned the lyrics at music school when I was young.
    I took my boyfriend with me and he really liked it as well, it's grandiose, never boring and the singers were amazing.
    I have to admit I did love la traviata as well though ! :) It's an amazing opera !
    Looking forward to the next ones !!

  167. Kinga responded on 27 July 2012 at 7:19pm Reply

    Too hard to choose ! Il trittico ? Faust ? Don Giovanni ? Salome ? Othello ? After careful consideration I vote for Il Trittico. Ermonella Jaho was heavenly !!!

  168. Tim McDonagh responded on 27 July 2012 at 8:09pm Reply

    Plácido Domingo celebration.
    Great selection of acts with a unique performer

  169. Juan Rico responded on 27 July 2012 at 8:39pm Reply

    SALOME!!!!!!!
    No doubt

  170. Lilly Evans responded on 28 July 2012 at 12:22am Reply

    So many wonderful productions and amazing performances that it is almost impossible to choose just one. So Don Giovanni wins for me simply for passion and fire in addition to discovering powerful voice and exuberant presence of Erwin Schrott.

  171. Stephen responded on 28 July 2012 at 7:05am Reply

    La Traviata.

  172. Chris Dawson responded on 28 July 2012 at 9:14am Reply

    Salome. By far. It was so moving, twisted and powerful. Loved it.

  173. Doug responded on 28 July 2012 at 11:22am Reply

    Salome - for Angela Denoke gripping performance.

  174. Romano Endrighi responded on 28 July 2012 at 9:33pm Reply

    I think Il Trittico was the best production this season!

  175. George responded on 29 July 2012 at 9:46am Reply

    Salome! An incredible interpretation and production. It was stunning from start to end!

  176. stephen dunn responded on 29 July 2012 at 12:19pm Reply

    La Boheme with Angela Gheorghiu outstanding

  177. La Boheme - so beautiful and terribly moving.

  178. Rose Young responded on 29 July 2012 at 6:46pm Reply

    Don Giovanni

  179. Nicola responded on 29 July 2012 at 9:15pm Reply

    La Traviata - exquisite singing from Ermonela Jaho was the icing on the cake of a wonderful production.

  180. Rhiannon responded on 29 July 2012 at 10:30pm Reply

    La Traviata :)

  181. Susanna responded on 30 July 2012 at 10:49am Reply

    Salome - Personable and powerful. It was my first time seeing Salome. Angela Denoke's electric performance will no doubt stay with me. Setting a high benchmark.

  182. Dimitrios Gkildakis responded on 30 July 2012 at 12:56pm Reply

    IL TRITTICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The magic continues every night in my dreams! Thank you ROH!

  183. Benjamin responded on 30 July 2012 at 5:16pm Reply

    La Boheme!

  184. Liana responded on 30 July 2012 at 5:42pm Reply

    La bohème was amazing!!!!

  185. PercyGB responded on 30 July 2012 at 5:44pm Reply

    Il Trittico! It was just brilliant!!!!

  186. I love Salome!

  187. David Forbes responded on 30 July 2012 at 6:45pm Reply

    Rigoletto gets my vote. Ekaterina made my head vibrate when she sang Caro nome. Bravo!

  188. Frances responded on 31 July 2012 at 7:37am Reply

    Otello - Breathtaking, beautiful, alarming, stunning, perfect!

  189. Richard K responded on 31 July 2012 at 11:39am Reply

    Otello - Aleksandrs Antonenko and Anja Harteros were simply stunning. An electric performance!

  190. La Traviata - Completely mesmorising and beautiful! This was my first opera, and I loved every moment of it, making me want to return to the Royal Opera House even more so.

  191. Robin S responded on 1 August 2012 at 4:21pm Reply

    Myself & my now fiance were given tickets to Salome, this was the first performance we had been to at the ROH and the whole experience was amazing, it was completely topped off by me proposing to my partner and her saying YES....!
    ROH will forever be in our minds as a very important place in time for us both.

  192. John Morley responded on 9 August 2012 at 12:34pm Reply

    I thought it was going to be Les Troyens - an excellent production all round with an almost unbelievable first part - you could feel the electric tension. BUT, then came Otello - a production which is so pleasing to the eye with lovely lighting and colours and the the wonderful singing and portrayals of Harteros and Antonenko. i could hardly believe i was hearing and seeing this. I occasionally glanced over the stalls from my seat in the stalls circle - others could hardly believe it either. Many lovely evenings this season but for me this was the best.

  193. noel patrick responded on 9 August 2012 at 2:26pm Reply

    Madam Butterfly 12/07/11 (recorded for 3d) was simply the most wonderful experience of my life.Lliping Shang is probably the best butterfly performing today, ably supported by James Valenti and an excellent cast this is the best that opera can be

  194. The la Boheme production is just perfect. And I had thought Franco Zeffirelli's production at The Met couldn't be bettered!

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