Summer Season 2013/14
Helpful links and information on booking for forthcoming performances.
All the booking dates below open at 10am.
- Premium 2 Friends: 25 February 2014
- Premium 1 Friends: 26 February
- Supporting Friends: 28 February
- Friends of Covent Garden – Ballet: 18 March
- Friends of Covent Garden – Opera: 19 March
- General Public: 8 April
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
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 sublime opera is set during the violent upheaval of the French Revolution.
Manon Lescaut NEW
Dir: Jonathan Kent
17 June – 7 July
Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 20 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.
Quartett (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
Dir: John Fulljames
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
Grand passions and comedy collide with wonderful effect in Christof Loy’s production of Strauss’s dazzling opera
Maria Stuarda NEW
Dir: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
5 – 17 July
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
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 (The Opera Group, Linbury Studio Theatre)
Dir: Frederic Wake-Walker
Frederic Wake-Walker’s production of this darkly comic opera draws on H.K. Gruber’s zany cabaret style and satirical humour.
Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance
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
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
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
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.
Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee
An exuberant showcase featuring a wide range of heritage and contemporary repertory, performed with verve by students from the Lower and Upper Schools.
Springboard (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
Springboard returns in 2014 with more compelling work from young professionals at some of the UK’s finest dance schools, Verve and Rambert School and Ballet Central.
Restless Creature (Linbury Studio Theatre) NEW
22 – 26 July
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.
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.