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  • Swanhunter

    • 2–11 April 2015

    The ideal introduction to opera: Jonathan Dove's charming family opera, told with a beguiling blend of evocative music, stunning puppetry and engaging visual storytelling.

  • Swan Lake

    • 2–9 April 2015

    Anthony Dowell's production of the greatest romantic ballet draws upon the opulence of 1890s Russia.

  • Madama Butterfly

    • 4–11 April 2015

    East meets West with devastating effect in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera.

  • Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

    • 4 April 2015

    John Fulljames presents a new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's furiously impassioned operatic satire on consumerism.

  • The Four Temperaments

    • 8–14 April 2015

    Balanchine created a new style of ballet in this radiant and challenging piece, one of his greatest works.

  • Untouchable

    • 8–14 April 2015

    Hofesh Shechter brings his visceral, urgent language to The Royal Ballet in his first work for the Company.

  • Song of the Earth

    • 8–14 April 2015

    MacMillan's powerful exploration in ballet of love, loss and renewal is set to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.

  • Young Creatives

    • 11 April 2015

    YDE Young Creatives is an annual programme which gives 15-19 year olds from across the country the opportunity to develop their choreographic work with highly experienced, professional choreographers.

  • Il turco in Italia

    • 11–27 April 2015

    Rossini's irresistible comic opera glows with Fellini-esque glamour in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's sun-drenched production.

  • King Size

    • 14–18 April 2015

    A somnolent couple in a huge hotel bedroom sing songs by Robert Schumann, The Kinks and Jackson 5 in Christoph Marthaler's acclaimed reimagining of the Liederabend (‘evening of song’).

  • La Fille mal gardée

    • 16 April—5 May 2015

    Frederick Ashton's joyful ballet The Wayward Daughter contains some of his most brilliant choreography.


    • 23–25 April 2015

    Discover the mesmeric soundworld of Georg Friedrich Haas in an innovative staging of his Second String Quartet and the song cycle ATTHIS.

  • Król Roger

    • 1–19 May 2015

    Kasper Holten presents a new production of Szymanowski's sumptuously scored opera King Roger, a meditation on identity and desire.

  • The Virtues of Things

    • 2–6 May 2015

    Rising stars Matt Rogers and Sally O'Reilly present a new opera as part of the annual collaboration between The Royal Opera, Opera North and Aldeburgh Music.

  • Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

    • 4 May 2015

    Antonio Pappano conducts a captivating concert programme that celebrates the award-winning Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

  • Side by Side

    • 10 May 2015

    An enticing programme of opera and ballet classics performed by young musicians from Southbank Sinfonia, mentored by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

  • Woolf Works

    • 11–26 May 2015

    Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor presents a new full-length work, based on the life and writings of modernist icon Virginia Woolf.

  • Little Monsters / The Architect / Perpetuum Mobile / A Northern Trilogy

    • 12–14 May 2015

    Northern Ballet, one of the UK's leading touring companies, visits the Linbury Studio Theatre with a new mixed programme.

  • Elves and the Shoemaker

    • 16 May 2015

    Northern Ballet presents a new children's ballet from its award-winning series Short Ballets for Small People.

  • La traviata

    • 18 May—4 July 2015

    Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.

  • La bohème

    • 23 May—16 July 2015

    A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera, told in vivid detail in this classic production.

  • In the Night

    • 29 May—4 June 2015

    Jerome Robbins’s ballet, accompanied by Chopin’s piano nocturnes, hints at chandelier-lit ballrooms and romantic rendezvous.

  • Afternoon of a Faun

    • 29 May—4 June 2015

    Jerome Robbins's poignant setting of Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune is a modern ballet classic.

  • Ballet Central

    • 1 June 2015

    Ballet Central offers an exciting programme of ballet, contemporary and jazz dance from a mixture of highly acclaimed and emerging choreographers, newly commissioned works and much-loved revivals.

  • Verve

    • 2 June 2015

    The Northern School of Contemporary Dance presents its annual post-graduate performance.

  • Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    • 3 June 2015

    Rambert School returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre with a programme featuring an excerpt from La Bayadère and Swan Lake.

  • Dutch National Ballet

    • 5–6 June 2015

    Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company present a journey through dance history from the classics to new works created especially for the Junior Company.

  • Don Giovanni

    • 12 June—3 July 2015

    ROH Director of Opera Kasper Holten directs a mesmerizing reading of Mozart’s tragicomedy.

  • Dot, Squiggle and Rest

    • 13–21 June 2015

    The award-winning Polka Theatre presents their new children's opera, in collaboration with The Royal Opera's former Composer in Residence, Elspeth Brooke.

  • The Cure / The Corridor

    • 18–27 June 2015

    A double programme of chamber operas celebrates the work of Harrison Birtwistle, marking his 80th birthday.

  • Guillaume Tell

    • 29 June—17 July 2015

    Damiano Michieletto makes his Royal Opera House debut with a new production of Rossini's final opera and greatest masterpiece.

  • The Royal Ballet School Summer Performances

    • 1–4 July 2015

    The Royal Ballet School presents a summer showcase of dance in the Linbury Studio Theatre, designed to display the full range of the School's talent.

  • Falstaff

    • 6–18 July 2015

    Robert Carsen’s production of Verdi’s masterful comic opera is filled with wit, humour and joie de vivre.

  • Whelan/Watson: Other Stories

    • 9–12 July 2015

    American ballerina Wendy Whelan, Principal at New York City Ballet for 30 years, and Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Edward Watson, collaborate for the first time in a newly commissioned programme.

  • The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    • 12 July 2015

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

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    • 18 July 2015

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

  • Plácido Domingo's Operalia

    • 19 July 2015

    The final of Plácido Domingo's international singing competition comes to the Royal Opera House for the first time.

  • Cities of Salt

    • 22 July 2015

    Award-winning Syrian composer Zaid Jabri and librettists Yvette Christiansë and Rosalind Morris present four scenes from a new opera exploring the impact of the discovery of oil on a small desert community.

  • Peter Pan

    • 24–25 July 2015

    WNO presents Richard Ayres and Lavinia Greenlaw's new family opera adapted from J.M. Barrie's beloved fairytale.

  • Cubanía

    • 27 July—2 August 2015

    Carlos Acosta returns with a vibrant mixed programme featuring works from leading Cuban artists accompanied by a live Cuban band.

  • Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

    • 30 July 2015

    The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® visits the Royal Opera House as part of their farewell tour.

  • Ben Folds with yMusic

    • 12 August 2015

    Cult pop icon Ben Folds performs new songs and favourite hits live on stage with the acclaimed sextet yMusic, as part of a world tour.