Guide to the Royal Opera House Winter Season 2012/13
Helpful links and information on booking for forthcoming performances.
On Wednesday 17 October 2012, booking for Winter Season productions at the Royal Opera House opens for the general public. Booking for Winter Advanced Packages, which includes a Winter Family Package, has been open since 10 October.
You can see details of all bookable productions for the Winter Season on our website as well as the winter seating plan and price guide.
The Royal Opera opens the Winter Season with Kasper Holten’s directorial debut Eugene Onegin. A production described by Kasper as a fresh reading of a classic opera, the titular role will be sung by Simon Keenlyside, who played the role of Macbeth in Covent Garden to critical acclaim in 2011. The season also features the hotly anticipated UK premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, for which director Katie Mitchell makes her Royal Opera main stage debut; Jonathan Kent’s much-loved production of the classic Tosca; and Daniele Abbado’s new production of Nabucco, which will feature Plácido Domingo in the title role.
Royal Ballet productions for the Winter Season include three mixed bills, ranging from a Russian-flavoured evening of The Firebird, In the Night and Raymonda Act III, to a classic all-Ashton programme that includes the passionate Marguerite and Armand. New work comes from both Alexei Ratmansky, artist-in-residence at the American Ballet Theatre, and Christopher Wheeldon. These two works will be performed in a triple bill with George Balanchine’s Apollo. The season also includes John Cranko’s masterful Onegin, Arthur Pita’s dance-theatre adaptation of Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, and performances from Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black in the Linbury Studio Theatre.