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  • 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.

  • The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    • 21–22 January 2017

    ZooNation’s fun and thought-provoking take on Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland characters is reimagined for the unique space of the Roundhouse.

  • Written on Skin

    • The Royal Opera
    • 23–30 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.

  • Der Rosenkavalier

    • The Royal Opera
    • 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.

  • La traviata

    • 25 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.

  • Il trovatore

    • The Royal Opera
    • 26 January—9 February 2017

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

  • 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.

  • Upon Awakening

    • 2 February 2017

    Change the way you think about addiction and recovery with this innovative piece of dance theatre, inspired by real-life stories.

  • 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.

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    • The Royal Ballet
    • 15 February—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.

  • 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.

  • Sukanya at Curve, Leicester

    • 12 May 2017

    The iconic Indian musician Ravi Shankar is celebrated in a major new touring project, a co-production with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve Theatre, Leicester.

  • Sukanya at The Lowry, Salford

    • 14 May 2017

    The iconic Indian musician Ravi Shankar is celebrated in a major new touring project, a co-production with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve Theatre, Leicester.

  • Sukanya at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

    • 15 May 2017

    The iconic Indian musician Ravi Shankar is celebrated in a major new touring project, a co-production with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve Theatre, Leicester.

  • 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.

  • Symphonic Dances

    • 18–31 May 2017

    The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence creates a new one-act ballet for the Company, to Rachmaninoff’s great final work.

  • Sukanya at Royal Festival Hall, London

    • 19 May 2017

    The iconic Indian musician Ravi Shankar is celebrated in a major new touring project, a co-production with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve Theatre, Leicester.

  • 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.

  • Questo è il fin: Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance

    • 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.

  • Don Quixote

    • 24 July—5 August 2017

    The Mariinsky Ballet’s London season opens with the company’s sparkling production of Petipa and Gorsky’s exuberant classic.

  • Swan Lake

    • 27 July—7 August 2017

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

  • Anna Karenina

    • 3–4 August 2017

    The Mariinsky Ballet presents the highly anticipated revival of Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed Tolstoy adaptation.

  • Contrasts

    • 8–9 August 2017

    The Mariinsky Ballet dances a mixed programme of Alonso’s Carmen Suite, McGregor’s Infra and Petipa’s Paquita Grand pas.

  • La Bayadère

    • 10–12 August 2017

    The Mariinsky Ballet dance Petipa’s great classical ballet of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption.