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  • Romeo and Juliet

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 2 December 2015

    A tragic tale of star-crossed lovers: Kenneth MacMillan’s groundbreaking ballet is a 20th-century classic.

  • Cavalleria rusticana

    • 3 December 2015—1 January 2016

    Damiano Michieletto directs a new production of Mascagni’s greatest opera, a tragic tale of forsaken love and jealous revenge.

  • Pagliacci

    • 3 December 2015—1 January 2016

    Damiano Michieletto directs a new production of Leoncavallo’s thrilling tragic opera of a violent jealousy.

  • Monotones I and II

    • 4–5 December 2015

    Sublime music by Erik Satie accompanies mesmerizing choreography in Frederick Ashton’s strikingly modernist ballet diptych.

  • The Two Pigeons

    • 4–5 December 2015

    Ashton’s two-act ballet on the nature of love is a masterpiece of gentle humour and pathos.

  • The Nutcracker

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 8 December 2015—14 January 2016

    A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.

  • The Firework-Maker's Daughter

    • 10 December 2015—2 January 2016

    This magical tale of courage and friendship is a theatrical event for all the family. David Bruce and Glyn Maxwell’s opera is based on a story by Philip Pullman.

  • Eugene Onegin

    • 19 December 2015—7 January 2016

    Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast led by Dmitri Hvorostovsky and rising star Nicole Car in Tchaikovsky’s most beloved opera.

  • Elizabeth

    • 8–17 January 2016

    Carlos Acosta and Zenaida Yanowsky dance Will Tuckett’s opulent full-length work of dance, music and theatre, exploring the life and loves of Queen Elizabeth I.

  • Tosca

    • 9 January—5 February 2016

    Angela Gheorghiu and Amanda Echalaz take the title role in Jonathan Kent’s highly acclaimed production of Puccini’s fiery operatic drama.

  • Rhapsody

    • 16–30 January 2016

    A celebratory showpiece set to sweeping music by Rachmaninoff – Frederick Ashton’s ballet is a tribute to virtuoso dance.

  • La traviata

    • 16 January—19 March 2016

    Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production, with three world-class casts led by Venera Gimadieva, Maria Agresta and Nicole Cabell.

  • L’Etoile

    • 1–24 February 2016

    Mark Elder conducts The Royal Opera’s first production of Chabrier’s fabulously frothy comic opera, directed by Mariame Clément (Glyndebourne’s Don Pasquale).

  • The Mighty Handful: Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in concert

    • 8 February 2016

    Antonio Pappano conducts the award-winning Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with a captivating programme of works by five influential composers of 19th-century Russia.

  • After the Rain

    • 12 February—11 March 2016

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

  • New Christopher Wheeldon

    • 12 February—11 March 2016

    Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, creates a new work for The Royal Ballet inspired by the art of John Singer Sargent, to music by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

  • Within the Golden Hour

    • 12 February—11 March 2016

    Christopher Wheeldon’s one-act ballet to music by Ezio Bosso has been acclaimed as one of his finest works.

  • Il tabarro

    • 25 February—15 March 2016

    Martina Serafin, Lucio Gallo and Carl Tanner lead in this dark tale of infidelity and murder, the first opera in Puccini’s Il trittico.

  • Suor Angelica

    • 25 February—15 March 2016

    Ermonela Jaho takes the title role in this tragic story of maternal love and loss, the second opera in Puccini’s Il trittico.

  • Gianni Schicchi

    • 25 February—15 March 2016

    Lucio Gallo leads an excellent ensemble cast in this riotous black comedy, the final opera of Puccini’s Il trittico.

  • Giselle

    • 26 February—15 April 2016

    The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.

  • Boris Godunov

    • 14 March—5 April 2016

    Richard Jones directs a new production of Musorgsky’s magnificent opera on the perils of power.

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • 29 March—3 April 2016

    Gerald Barry’s operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic play is a comic masterpiece.

  • Lucia di Lammermoor

    • 7 April—19 May 2016

    Katie Mitchell directs a new production of Donizetti’s tragic opera.

  • The Winter's Tale

    • 12 April—10 June 2016

    Christopher Wheeldon’s three-act ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, loss and reconciliation is a triumph for The Royal Ballet.

  • Tannhäuser

    • 26 April—15 May 2016

    Tim Albery’s acclaimed production of Wagner’s early opera focusses on the conflicting allures of the sensual and the spiritual.

  • Frankenstein

    • 4–27 May 2016

    The world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece.

  • Pleasure

    • 12–14 May 2016

    Rising star composer Mark Simpson makes his operatic debut with this thriller, set in a gay club.

  • Oedipe

    • 23 May—8 June 2016

    Enescu’s dramatic retelling of the Oedipus myth is a rarely-seen masterpiece, powerfully presented in this acclaimed production by La Fura dels Baus.

  • 4.48 Psychosis

    • 24–28 May 2016

    The world premiere of composer Philip Venables’s opera, based on Sarah Kane’s extraordinary play about her experience of depression.

  • New Wayne McGregor

    • 28 May—11 June 2016

    The world premiere of a new ballet by Wayne McGregor, set to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s acclaimed 2011 orchestral work Nyx.

  • The Invitation

    • 28 May—11 June 2016

    Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet is gripping dance theatre, with its complex exploration of innocence and moral corruption.

  • Nabucco

    • 6–30 June 2016

    Director Daniele Abbado explores themes of identity, exile and religion in this powerful staging of Verdi’s epic opera.

  • Werther

    • 19 June—13 July 2016

    Benoît Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s tragic opera explores the conflict between duty and our most passionate desires.

  • In Parenthesis

    • 29 June—1 July 2016

    Welsh National Opera presents a new opera from acclaimed British composer Iain Bell, with a libretto by David Antrobus and Emma Jenkins that adapts David Jones’s epic poem set during the Battle of the Somme.

  • Il trovatore

    • 2–17 July 2016

    Director David Bösch makes his UK debut with a new production of Verdi’s searing tragic opera.

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    • 17 July 2016

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