Spring 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 Spring Season Seating Plan (PDF 1 MB)
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.
Opera and Music
La Fille du régiment
Dir: Laurent Pelly
Donizetti’s entertaining opera marches onto the stage in Laurent Pelly’s production. Irrepressible humour and catchy melodies make for a delightful evening.
Brand New Ancients (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Poet and rapper Kate Tempest performs her epic story of everyday heroes, winner of the 2013 Ted Hughes Poetry Award.
Die Frau ohne Schatten NEW
Dir: Claus Guth
14 March–2 April 2014
Director Claus Guth reveals the darker elements of Strauss’s exotic fairytale in a striking new production.
The Commission/Café Kafka (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
An unmissable double bill in the Linbury Studio Theatre, showcasing new work by Elspeth Brooke and Francisco Coll, two of opera’s brightest talents.
Through His Teeth (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
The Royal Opera commissions rising star Luke Bedford to create a companion piece to Gounod’s Faust.
The Crackle (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
Acclaimed electronic composer Matthew Herbert presents a contrasting take on Gounod’s Faust, commissioned by The Royal Opera.
Dir: David McVicar
4 – 25 April
David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s grand opera is set in decadent 1870s Paris.
Dir: Richard Eyre
19 April – 20 May
Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production.
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: Jonathan Kent
10 May–26 June
Drama, passion and fabulous music – Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera. Jonathan Kent’s production is set against the turbulent backdrop of Rome in 1800.
Dialogues des Carmelites NEW
Dir: Robert Carsen
29 May–11 June
Robert Carsen’s award-winning production of Poulenc’s astonishing opera is set during the violent upheaval of the French Revolution.
Ballet and Dance
The Sleeping Beauty
22 February–9 April
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in Petipa’s classic ballet.
Ballet Black (Linbury Studio Theatre)
25 February–4 March
Cassa Pancho’s company of black and Asian classically trained dancers returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre with a dynamic new programme.
The Winter’s Tale NEW
10 April–8 May
The world premiere of a new full-length ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, based on Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation.
HeadSpaceDance NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Dancers, creators and producers Christopher Akrill and Charlotte Broom bring a programme of new work by contemporary choreographers to the Linbury Studio Theatre.
Ex nihilo/The Human Edge NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate Mayuri Boonham creates two world premieres in the Linbury Studio Theatre in which South Asian dance engages with classical ballet.
Northern Ballet (Linbury Studio Theatre)
One of the UK’s top ballet companies visits the Linbury Studio Theatre with a captivating mixed programme.
The Measures Taken NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Cutting-edge technology meets thrilling choreography in a mixed programme by Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate Alexander Whitley.
To accompany the productions on-stage, Royal Opera House Restaurants are providing menus tailored specially for each production. Find out more closer to the time in our Restaurants and Bars section.