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  • Moses und Aron

    • 25–26 July 2014

    Welsh National Opera perform Schoenberg's unfinished masterpiece.

  • Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature

    • 25–26 July 2014

    New York City Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan collaborates with four young choreographers to create a suite of duets.

  • Nobody’s Baby – The World's Greatest Show

    • 27 July 2014

    Arthur Pita, creator of the award-winning The Metamorphosis, presents a unique new piece of dance theatre in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.

  • Romeo and Juliet

    • 28–31 July 2014

    The Mariinsky season opens with Lavrovsky and Prokofiev's iconic telling of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers.

  • Swan Lake

    • 1–14 August 2014

    The Mariinsky dances Konstantin Sergeyev's classic production of Tchaikovsky's romantic masterpiece.

  • Apollo / A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • 8–9 August 2014

    The Mariinsky performs two Balanchine masterpieces, with music by Mendelssohn and Stravinsky.

  • The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH

    • 11–12 August 2014

    The Mariinsky dances a spectacular mixed programme with works by Fokine, Ashton and Ratmansky.

  • Cinderella

    • 15–16 August 2014

    Ratmansky's first full-length ballet, commissioned by the Mariinsky. A contemporary retelling of Perrault's fairytale, set to Prokofiev's score.

  • Deloitte Ignite

    • 5–7 September 2014

    Join us for a month of Myth with the award-winning Deloitte Ignite. Curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Minna Moore Ede, this year's festival is a feast of dance and visual art.

  • Anna Nicole

    • 11–24 September 2014

    Sex, celebrity and scandal: Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera draws on the dramatic life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.

  • Rigoletto

    • 12 September–6 October 2014

    The corruption of innocence is at the heart of David McVicar's production of Verdi's potent tragedy.

  • BalletBoyz theTALENT

    • 16–27 September 2014

    As part of Deloitte Ignite 2014, former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt bring their award-winning troupe to the Linbury Studio Theatre for the first time with an all-new programme.

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia

    • 19 September–5 October 2014

    Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Rossini’s sparkling comedy is full of wit and energy.

  • Manon

    • 26 September–1 November 2014

    Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.

  • The Trial

    • 10–18 October 2014

    Philip Glass, one of the world's most popular contemporary composers, creates a new work for Music Theatre Wales based on Kafka's nightmarish novel.

  • I due Foscari

    • 14 October–2 November 2014

    A despairing father is torn between love for his family and duty to a corrupt city in Verdi's searing early tragedy.

  • Scènes de ballet

    • 18 October–12 November 2014

    Frederick Ashton's chic and brilliant ballet delights in a dazzling Stravinsky score.

  • Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan

    • 18 October–12 November 2014

    Ashton celebrates a great pioneer of modern dance in five atmospheric vignettes set to Brahms's piano waltzes.

  • Symphonic Variations

    • 18 October–12 November 2014

    Ashton's seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement.

  • A Month in the Country

    • 18 October–12 November 2014

    Ashton captures the mood of Turgenev's play through exquisite dance in this poignant tale of unrequited love.

  • Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance

    • 23–24 October 2014

    The Jette Parker Young Artists present a fully staged performance in the Linbury Studio Theatre, in one of the most popular highlights of Meet the Young Artists Week.

  • Meet the Young Artists: The Juke Box

    • 25 October 2014

    Choose the evening’s programme from the options given at the lunchtime session in these popular recitals, part of Meet the Young Artists week.

  • Cassandra

    • 30 October–1 November 2014

    Choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela and singer songwriter Ana Silvera present a poignant exploration of what it is to be called mad.

  • Idomeneo

    • 3–24 November 2014

    Love and sacrifice vie in Mozart's sublime early masterpiece, directed by Martin Kušej in his UK debut.

  • Ceremony of Innocence

    • 7–17 November 2014

    Kim Brandstrup's elegiac response to Benjamin Britten is a tale of lost youth and corrupted innocence.

  • The Age of Anxiety

    • 7–17 November 2014

    Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett creates a new narrative ballet for the Company.

  • Aeternum

    • 7–17 November 2014

    Christopher Wheeldon's Olivier Award-winning ballet celebrates Benjamin Britten and remembers the fallen.

  • Glare

    • 14–22 November 2014

    Danish-German composer Søren Nils Eichberg presents a taut operatic thriller about trust and reality.

  • L'elisir d'amore

    • 18 November–13 December 2014

    Laurent Pelly's acclaimed production of Donizetti's opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine.

  • Don Quixote

    • 25 November 2014–22 January 2015

    Carlos Acosta's exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty is bursting with joie de vivre.

  • Mapping / New Christopher Bruce / Document

    • 25–29 November 2014

    Phoenix Dance Theatre presents a mixed programme including a Christopher Bruce premiere and works by Darshan Singh Bhuller and the choreographic duo Ivgi & Grebem.

  • The Wind in the Willows

    • 26 November 2014–17 January 2015

    The Vaudeville Theatre in the West End hosts choreographer and director Will Tuckett’s hugely popular and critically acclaimed Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale.

  • Tristan und Isolde

    • 5–21 December 2014

    Christof Loy brings intense insight to Wagner’s story of illicit love, told through music of thrilling power.

  • The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    • 6 December 2014–3 January 2015

    ZooNation burst onto the stage with their family Christmas show, a wonderfully wacky take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    • 6 December 2014–16 January 2015

    Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s thrillingly entertaining ballet.

  • Un ballo in maschera

    • 18 December 2014–17 January 2015

    Katharina Thoma directs a new production of Verdi's tragedy of illicit love, loyalty and betrayal.

  • Orfeo

    • 13–24 January 2015

    Michael Boyd directs a new production of Monteverdi's masterpiece, the first great opera, at the Roundhouse.

  • London International Mime Festival

    • 13–20 January 2015

    The acclaimed annual festival returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre.

  • Andrea Chénier

    • 20 January–6 February 2015

    David McVicar directs a new production of Umberto Giordano's passionate drama of liberty and love in the French Revolution.

  • Murmur / Inked

    • 23–24 January 2015

    Dancer-choreographer Aakash Odedra presents an exhilarating mixed programme, created in collaboration with choreographers Lewis Major and Damien Jalet.

  • Onegin

    • 24 January–27 February 2015

    John Cranko’s adaptation of Pushkin’s verse-novel, set to music by Tchaikovsky, trembles with emotional charge.

  • Der fliegende Holländer

    • 5–24 February 2015

    Tim Albery's acclaimed production is a darkly insightful account of Wagner's early masterpiece, The Flying Dutchman.

  • Swan Lake

    • 10 February–9 April 2015

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

  • Ballet Black

    • 10–14 February 2015

    The award-winning company presents a dynamic mixed programme from leading choreographers.

  • Die Zauberflöte

    • 23 February–11 March 2015

    Comedy and philosophy unite in Mozart’s glorious The Magic Flute, brought enchantingly to life by David McVicar.

  • Draft Works

    • 24–26 February 2015

    Dancers from within the ranks of The Royal Ballet create and perform experimental new works.

  • Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

    • 10 March–4 April 2015

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

  • Madama Butterfly

    • 20 March–11 April 2015

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

  • The Bayadère Project

    • 25–28 March 2015

    In a new Royal Opera House commission Shobana Jeyasingh reimagines Marius Petipa's India-set classical ballet.

  • The Four Temperaments

    • 27 March–14 April 2015

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

  • New Hofesh Shechter

    • 27 March–14 April 2015

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

  • Swanhunter

    • 4–11 April 2015

    In a new co-production, Opera North and The Wrong Crowd present Jonathan Dove's family opera, with a beguiling blend of evocative music, stunning puppetry and visual storytelling.

  • Il turco in Italia

    • 11–27 April 2015

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

  • La Fille mal gardée

    • 16 April–5 May 2015

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

  • Król Roger

    • 1–19 May 2015

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

  • Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

    • 4 May 2015

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

  • Woolf Works

    • 11–26 May 2015

    Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his first full-length ballet for the Company.

  • The Architect / new mixed programme

    • 14–20 May 2015

    One of the UK's leading touring companies visits the Linbury Studio Theatre with a mixed programme.

  • La traviata

    • 18 May–4 July 2015

    Verdi’s tragic tale 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. John Copley's production brings 19th-century Paris to the stage in vivid detail.

  • 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 classic.

  • 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.

  • Don Giovanni

    • 12 June–3 July 2015

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

  • 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.

  • Falstaff

    • 6–18 July 2015

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

  • 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 Royal Opera’s stars of tomorrow take to the main stage in a showcase performance, the culmination of all their hard work over the Season.

  • 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, in an extravaganza of operatic song.

  • 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.