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  • A Man of Good Hope

    • Isango Ensemble
    • 22 October—12 November 2016

    Award-winning South African theatre company Isango Ensemble tell the true story of a young refugee’s journey through Africa, based on the book by Jonny Steinberg.

  • La Fille mal gardée

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 22 October 2016

    Frederick Ashton’s joyful ballet The Wayward Daughter features some of his most brilliant choreography.

  • The Nose

    • The Royal Opera
    • 24 October—9 November 2016

    Barrie Kosky makes his Royal Opera debut with a new production of Shostakovich’s surrealist satire, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and translated by David Pountney.

  • Anastasia

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 26 October—12 November 2016

    Kenneth MacMillan’s full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution.

  • Les Contes d'Hoffmann

    • The Royal Opera
    • 7 November—3 December 2016

    Vittorio Grigòlo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role and lead an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina in Offenbach’s fantastical operatic drama The Tales of Hoffmann.

  • Oreste

    • Jette Parker Young Artists
    • 8–19 November 2016

    See the opera stars of tomorrow in a blackly comic production of Handel’s masterful pasticcio, in the atmospheric setting of Wilton’s Music Hall.

  • New Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 10–19 November 2016

    A mixed programme of two new works by young choreographers Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet, each of whom has been mentored by Wayne McGregor.

  • Carbon Life

    • 10–19 November 2016

    Wayne McGregor joins forces with stars of fashion and pop Gareth Pugh, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, in the ballet’s first revival since its 2012 premiere.

  • Chroma

    • 10–19 November 2016

    Dancers of The Royal Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater come together to perform Wayne McGregor’s classic of contemporary ballet, to music from Joby Talbot and The White Stripes.

  • Multiverse

    • 10–19 November 2016

    A world premiere from The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor in collaboration with celebrated composer Steve Reich.

  • Manon Lescaut

    • The Royal Opera
    • 22 November—12 December 2016

    Antonio Pappano conducts Sondra Radvanovsky and Aleksandrs Antonenko in the first revival of Jonathan Kent’s thought-provoking production of Puccini’s first operatic triumph.

  • The Nutcracker

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 23 November 2016—12 January 2017

    The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

  • Il trovatore

    • The Royal Opera
    • 1 December 2016—9 February 2017

    The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

  • Der Rosenkavalier

    • The Royal Opera
    • 17 December 2016—24 January 2017

    Andris Nelsons conducts two starry casts including Renée Fleming, Alice Coote and Rachel Willis-Sørensen in Robert Carsen’s new production of Richard Strauss’s charming operatic comedy.

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 21 December 2016—14 March 2017

    Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.

  • The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    • 30 December 2016—22 January 2017

    ZooNation’s fabulous show – a gleefully off-the-wall take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – is reimagined for the unique space of the Roundhouse.

  • Written on Skin

    • The Royal Opera
    • 13–30 January 2017

    George Benjamin conducts a superb cast in The Royal Opera’s first revival of his and Martin Crimp’s highly acclaimed opera– an unmissable event in contemporary music.

  • La traviata

    • 16 January—1 February 2017

    Joyce El-Khoury, Ekaterina Bakanova and Corinne Winters lead three excellent casts in Richard Eyre’s much-loved production of Verdi’s most famous opera.

  • Woolf Works

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 21 January—14 February 2017

    The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf and starring Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi.

  • Les Enfants Terribles

    • The Royal Ballet
    • Jette Parker Young Artists
    • The Royal Opera
    • 27–29 January 2017

    Javier De Frutos directs a new production of Philip Glass’s dance opera inspired by Cocteau’s surrealist tragedy, featuring Royal Ballet dancers and leading lights of the contemporary and classical dance scene.

  • Adriana Lecouvreur

    • The Royal Opera
    • 7 February—2 March 2017

    Angela Gheorghiu and Hrachuhi Bassenz star in the first revival of David McVicar’s sumptuous production of Cilea’s tragic opera.

  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    • The Royal Opera
    • 11–31 March 2017

    Kasper Holten makes his farewell as The Royal Opera’s Director of Opera with Wagner’s comic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Bryn Terfel.

  • The Human Seasons

    • 16–24 March 2017

    The first revival of David Dawson’s first work for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the poetry of Keats.

  • After the Rain

    • 16–24 March 2017

    Christopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed one-act ballet is set to elegiac music by Arvo Pärt.

  • New Crystal Pite

    • 16–24 March 2017

    Acclaimed Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite creates her first work for The Royal Ballet.

  • Madama Butterfly

    • The Royal Opera
    • 20 March—25 April 2017

    Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana María Martínez in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.

  • Jewels

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 1–21 April 2017

    Now celebrating its 50th year, George Balanchine’s sparkling ballet still shines with all the brilliance of the gemstones that inspired it.

  • The Exterminating Angel

    • The Royal Opera
    • 24 April—8 May 2017

    Thomas Adès conducts a huge ensemble cast of world-class singers in the UK premiere of his latest opera, inspired by Luis Buñuel’s iconic film.

  • Mayerling

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 28 April—13 May 2017

    Adult drama meets electrifying choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful ballet – a devastating tale of extreme passion and desperate acts, inspired by true events.

  • Don Carlo

    • The Royal Opera
    • 12–29 May 2017

    Bertrand de Billy conducts a cast led by Bryan Hymel and Krassimira Stoyanova in Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain.

  • Strapless

    • 18–31 May 2017

    This one-act narrative ballet from Christopher Wheeldon spins a tale of ambition and hypocrisy around John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Madame X, to an original score by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

    • 18–31 May 2017

    The Royal Ballet revives this thrilling work from modern master William Forsythe, set to music by Schubert, for the first time in nearly fifteen years.

  • Tarantella

    • 18–31 May 2017

    George Balanchine’s exuberant pas de deux is full of swagger, charm and ballet brilliance.

  • New Liam Scarlett

    • 18–31 May 2017

    The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence creates a new one-act ballet for the Company

  • L'elisir d'amore

    • The Royal Opera
    • 27 May—22 June 2017

    Laurent Pelly’s sunny production of Donizetti’s joyous opera returns with two world-class casts, led by Pretty Yende and Rolando Villazón, and Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna.

  • Marguerite and Armand

    • 2–10 June 2017

    Frederick Ashton created this passionate ballet for the celebrated partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, to Liszt’s tempestuous Piano Sonata.

  • The Dream

    • 2–10 June 2017

    Frederick Ashton’s delightful interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory.

  • Symphonic Variations

    • 2–10 June 2017

    The Royal Ballet celebrates 70 years at the Royal Opera House with Ashton’s seminal masterpiece on the beauty of pure movement, the first work he created for the Company’s new home theatre.

  • Otello

    • The Royal Opera
    • 21 June—15 July 2017

    Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera directed by Keith Warner, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde in the title role.

  • Mitridate, re di Ponto

    • The Royal Opera
    • 26 June—7 July 2017

    Christophe Rousset conducts an excellent cast including Albina Shagimuratova, Bejun Mehta, Lucy Crowe and Michael Spyres in Graham Vick’s acclaimed production of Mozart’s early opera.

  • Turandot

    • The Royal Opera
    • 5–16 July 2017

    Christine Goerke and Lise Lindstrom take the title role in Andrei Serban’s striking staging of Puccini’s final opera.

  • The Royal Ballet School Summer Performance

    • 9 July 2017

    This summer showcase offers a chance to see the depth and breadth of talent emerging from The Royal Ballet School.

  • Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance

    • Jette Parker Young Artists
    • 16 July 2017

    The Jette Parker Young Artists return to the main stage in their annual summer performance.

  • The Merchant of Venice

    • Welsh National Opera
    • 19–20 July 2017

    André Tchaikowsky’s Shakespeare-inspired opera is an important rediscovery in 20th-century opera and receives its London premiere in Welsh National Opera’s production, directed by Keith Warner.