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Summer Season 2014/15

Summer highlights include Woolf Works, a new full-length work by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, the last run of John Copley’s well-loved production of Puccini’s La bohème and a new production of Rossini’s masterpiece Guillaume Tell.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

30 March 2014 at 10.07pm | 4 Comments

Booking dates

All the booking dates below open at 10am.

  • Premium 2 Friends: 17 February 2015
  • Premium 1 Friends: 18 February
  • Supporting Friends: 24 February
  • Friends of Covent Garden – Ballet: 3 March
  • Friends of Covent Garden – Opera: 4 March
  • Advance Booking Packages (Friends Booking): 27 February
  • Advance Booking Packages (General Booking): 24 March
  • Group Booking: 17 March
  • ROH Students: 30 March
  • General Booking: 31 March

Ballet and Dance

Woolf Works NEW
11–26 May
By Wayne McGregor
Music: Max Richter
Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his first full-length ballet for the Company.

Afternoon of a Faun / In the Night / Song of the Earth
29 May–4 June; Welcome performance for families on 29 May
By Jerome Robbins / Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Claude Debussy / Fryderyk Chopin / Gustav Mahler
The Royal Ballet's mixed programme brings together two of Jerome Robbins's masterpieces with MacMillan's powerful depiction of love and loss.

The Architect / mixed programme (Linbury Studio Theatre)
May
By Kenneth Tindall / NEW tbc
Northern Ballet
One of the UK's leading touring companies visits the Linbury Studio Theatre with a mixed programme.

The Elves and the Shoemaker
May
By Daniel de Andrade
Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet presents a new children's ballet from its award-winning series Short Ballets for Small People.

Springboard
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance; Verve; Ballet Central; Dutch National Ballet (Linbury Studio Theatre)
1–6 June

The Royal Ballet School Summer Performances
July

Opera and Music

La bohème
23 May–16 July; Live cinema relay on 10 June
Giacomo Puccini
Dir: John Copley
Cond: Dan Ettinger / Alexander Joel
A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the greatest romances of all opera.

King Size  NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
June
Christoph Marthaler
A somnolent couple in a huge hotel bedroom sing songs ranging from Purcell to pop, in Christoph Marthaler's acclaimed reimagining of the Liederabend (‘evening of song’).

The Cure / The Corridor NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
June
Harrison Birtwistle
Lib: David Harsent
Dir: Martin Duncan
Cond: tbc
A double programme of chamber operas celebrates the work of Harrison Birtwistle, marking his 80th birthday.

Dot, Squiggle and Rest NEW (Clore Studio Upstairs)
June
Elspeth Brooke and Joy Haynes
The award-winning Polka Theatre presents their enchanting children's opera in collaboration with The Royal Opera's former Composer in Residence, Elspeth Brooke.

Don Giovanni 
12 June–3 July
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dir: Kasper Holten
Cond: Alain Altinoglu
ROH Director of Opera Kasper Holten directs a mesmerizing reading of Mozart’s tragicomedy.

Guillaume Tell NEW
29 June–17 July; Live cinema relay on 5 July
Gioachino Rossini
Dir: Damiano Michieletto
Cond: Antonio Pappano
Damiano Michieletto makes his UK debut with a new production of Rossini's final opera and greatest masterpiece.

Falstaff
6–18 July
Giuseppe Verdi
Dir: Robert Carsen
Cond: Michael Schønwandt
Robert Carsen’s production of Verdi’s comic masterpiece is filled with wit, humour and joie de vivre.

Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance
18 July
Staging: Greg Eldridge §
§ Jette Parker Young Artist

Plácido Domingo’s Operalia
19 July
Competition Final
The final of Plácido Domingo's international singing competition comes to the Royal Opera House for the first time, in an extravaganza of operatic song.

Peter Pan NEW
24–5 July
Richard Ayres
Lib: Lavinia Greenlaw
Dir: Keith Warner
Cond: TBC
WNO presents Richard Ayres and Lavinia Greenlaw's new family opera adapted from J.M. Barrie's beloved fairytale.

mad boy clever girl NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
July
David Sawer
Dir: Richard Jones
Cond: tbc
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group performs two chamber works by leading British composer David Sawer, brought together, as the composer intended, for the first time.

This article has 4 comments

  1. Rodney Filby-Filson responded on 11 April 2014 at 4:08pm Reply

    I emailed you February about performances in September for my wife`s 65 Birthday.(11/09) I still can`t see any or am I looking at the wrong email you sent me HELP

  2. Teruko igarashi responded on 24 June 2014 at 6:09pm Reply

    My friends from japan would like to see a ballet or an opera on either 2 nd or 3 rd of September this year. Could you suggest if it is possible or any alternatives for it please.
    Thank you very much

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 24 June 2014 at 9:11pm

      Sorry but we do not have any performances on 2 or 3 September. There doesn't seem to be anything performed by ENB or at Sadler's Wells either.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

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