Summer Season 2013/14
Helpful links and information on booking for forthcoming performances.
13 April 2013 at 12.16pm | 60 Comments
All the booking dates below open at 10am.
- Premium 2 Friends: 25 February 2014
- Premium 1 Friends: 26 February
- Supporting Friends: 27 February
- Friends of Covent Garden – Ballet: 18 March
- Friends of Covent Garden – Opera: 19 March
- General Booking: 8 April
View the Royal Opera House 2013-14 Summer 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
Please note: Although they will be staged in the summertime,Tosca and Dialogues des Carmelites are part of the Spring Season and as such will be available to book with Spring Season productions.
Dir: Jonathan Kent
10 May–26 June 2014
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 2014
Robert Carsen’s award-winning production of Poulenc’s sublime opera is set during the violent upheaval of the French Revolution.
Manon Lescaut NEW
Dir: Jonathan Kent
17 June–7 July 2014
Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 20 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.
Musical Rumpus: The Mountain Shakers (Clore Studio)
Dir: Zoë Palmer
17 and 18 June 2014
Spitalfields Music present Handel’s Acis and Galatea in an enchanting adaptation for babies and toddlers up to age two.
Quartett (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
Dir: John Fulljames
18–28 June 2014
A new production of this vibrant and unsettling opera by acclaimed Italian composer Luca Francesconi.
Ariadne auf Naxos
Dir: Christof Loy
25 June–13 July 2014 and in concert in Birmingham on 6 July 2014
Grand passions and comedy collide with wonderful effect in Christof Loy’s production of Strauss’s dazzling opera
Maria Stuarda NEW
Dir: Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser
5–17 July 2014
Two queens become bitter rivals in Donizetti’s tragic opera, given a new staging by directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser
Dir: John Copley
9–19 July 2014
A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera. John Copley’s production brings 19th-century Paris to the stage in vivid detail.
Gloria – A Pigtale (Mahogany Opera Group, Linbury Studio Theatre)
Dir: Frederic Wake-Walker
16–9 July 2014
Frederic Wake-Walker’s production of this darkly comic opera makes the most of H.K. Gruber’s brilliantly zany cabaret style and sharp satire.
Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance
20 July 2014
See the opera stars of tomorrow on the Main Stage at Covent Garden – a specially selected programme that showcases the talents of the Young Artists.
Moses und Aron (Welsh National Opera)
Dir: Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito
25 and 26 July
A thrilling new production of Schoenberg’s rarely-performed masterpiece by Welsh National Opera.
Ballet and Dance
Springboard (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
Verve | Ballet Central | Rambert School | Dutch National Ballet
6–29 May 2014
Springboard returns in 2014 with more compelling work from young professionals at some of the world’s finest dance schools.
14–26 May 2014
A mixed programme of exhilarating contrasts, from a dark Victorian melodrama to a celebration of hi-tech modernity.
The Dream/New Alastair Marriott/The Concert
31 May–13 June 2014
A world premiere and two comic masterpieces make this a delightful evening of exuberant humour and flights of fancy.
Draft Works (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
2–4 June 2014
The Royal Ballet’s Draft Works presents choreography in its most elemental form as Royal Ballet and guest dancers are given the opportunity to perform work still in development.
The Royal Ballet School Summer Performances (Linbury Studio Theatre)
2–5 July 2014
The Royal Ballet School presents a summer showcase of dance in the Linbury Studio Theatre, displaying the full range of the School’s talent.
The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee
12 July 2014
An exuberant showcase featuring a wide range of heritage and contemporary repertory, performed with verve by students from the Lower and Upper Schools.
Restless Creature (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
22–26 July 2014
Wendy Whelan of New York City Ballet collaborates with four young choreographers to create a suite of duets that she will perform with each choreographer in turn.
Nobody’s Baby (Paul Hamlyn Hall) NEW
27 July 2014
Arthur Pita, creator of the award-winning The Metamorphosis, presents a unique new piece of dance theatre in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
21–3 July 2014
Carlos Acosta presents an exciting mixed programme featuring works from leading Cuban artists.
Romeo and Juliet
28-31 July 2014
The Mariinsky season opens with Lavrovsky and Prokofiev’s iconic telling of Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers.
1-14 August 2014
The Mariinsky dances Konstantin Sergeyev’s classic production of Tchaikovsky’s romantic masterpiece.
Apollo / A Midsummer Night’s Dream
8-9 August 2014
The Mariinsky performs two Balanchine masterpieces, with music by Mendelssohn and Stravinsky.
The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH
11-12 August 2014
The Mariinsky dances a spectacular mixed programme with works by Fokine, Ashton and Ratmansky.
15-16 August 2014
Ratmansky’s first full-length ballet, set to Prokofiev’s score, is a contemporary retelling of Perrault’s fairytale.
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.