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  • Onegin

    • 28 January—27 February 2015

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

  • Andrea Chénier

    • 29 January—6 February 2015

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

  • Listen to the Silence

    • 30 January—1 February 2015

    Explore the mind-bending world of philosopher-composer John Cage in Zonzo Compagnie's award-winning interactive family show.

  • L'Ormindo

    • 3 February—5 March 2015

    Experience Baroque music by candlelight in Kasper Holten’s innovative production of Cavalli’s comic opera L'Ormindo, in collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe.

  • Der fliegende Holländer

    • 5–24 February 2015

    Tim Albery's acclaimed production is a darkly insightful account of Wagner's masterful early opera, 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 dance company presents a dynamic mixed programme from leading choreographers.

  • Die Zauberflöte

    • 23 February—11 March 2015

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

  • Draft Works

    • 24–26 February 2015

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

  • A Gala Celebration – Life Reimagined

    • 25 February 2015

    A very special evening in aid of the Royal Opera House featuring stars of The Royal Ballet and internationally acclaimed singers including Bryn Terfel and Eva-Maria Westbroek.

  • Spring Celebration: A Showcase of British Dance Training

    • 7 March 2015

    Join students of The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Central School of Ballet and Elmhurst School for Dance in this celebration of British ballet training.

  • 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 operatic satire on consumerism.

  • Cover / Shaker Loops

    • 11–14 March 2015

    Ballet de Lorraine performs two UK premieres by choreographers Itamar Serussi and Andonis Foniadakis.

  • 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.

  • Bayadère - The Ninth Life

    • 25–28 March 2015

    Shobana Jeyasingh reimagines Marius Petipa's La Bayadère in a new commission by The Royal Ballet's Studio Programme.

  • 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.

  • Song of the Earth

    • 27 March—14 April 2015

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

  • Swanhunter

    • 2–11 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 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 ranging from Purcell to pop, 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 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.

  • 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.

  • The Architect / Mixed Programme

    • 12–14 May 2015

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

  • The 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 about 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 ballet 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.

  • 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.

  • Falstaff

    • 6–18 July 2015

    Robert Carsen’s production of Verdi’s masterful comic opera 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.

  • 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.