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Upcoming Productions

  • La traviata

    • 21–31 January 2019

    Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

  • The Queen of Spades

    • 22 January—1 February 2019

    Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.

  • TRIO ConcertDance

    • 22–27 January 2019

    World-renowned ballerina Alessandra Ferri performs an innovative programme with Herman Cornejo and pianist Bruce Levingston exploring the connection between music and dance.

  • Asphodel Meadows

    • 2–13 February 2019

    Liam Scarlett's elegiac and classically inspired ballet pairs pure dance beautifully with music by Poulenc

  • The Two Pigeons

    • 2–13 February 2019

    Young love triumphs over misunderstandings and mistakes in Frederick Ashton's nostalgic and humorous ballet.

  • Katya Kabanova

    • 4–26 February 2019

    Rising stars Amanda Majeski and Pavel Cernoch make Royal Opera debuts in Richard Jones's production of the second work in The Royal Opera's Janácek cycle.

  • New Work New Music

    • 6–9 February 2019

    The Royal Ballet makes its first appearance in the newly-refurbished Linbury Theatre, performing six world premieres to contemporary music never before used for dance.

  • Orchestral Concert 2018-19 Season

    • 8 February 2019

    Antonio Pappano leads the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House for a special concert performance on the Main Stage at Covent Garden.

  • The Royal Ballet School

    • 12–16 February 2019

    The dancers of the future bring their talent to the Royal Opera House main stage for three special performances.

  • Don Quixote

    • 15 February—4 April 2019

    Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

  • The Monstrous Child

    • 21 February—3 March 2019

    In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon, the teenage daughter of Norse god Loki tries to find her place in the mythical world.

  • Così fan tutte

    • 25 February—16 March 2019

    Thomas Allen and five young operatic talents star in Mozart's theatrical and tuneful comedy about love and fidelity.

  • Frankenstein

    • 5–23 March 2019

    Love, grief and the desire for power over death fuel a tragic spiral of events in this revival of Liam Scarlett's first full-length ballet.

  • Awakening

    • 8–9 March 2019

    National Dance Company Wales return to the Royal Opera House performing three dances to amuse and amaze, alongside participatory events.

  • Dutch Masters

    • 15–17 March 2019

    Dutch ballet company Introdans performs a programme of neoclassical dance works from its award-winning repertory.

  • La forza del destino

    • 21 March—22 April 2019

    Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

  • Romeo and Juliet

    • 26 March—11 June 2019

    Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

  • Berenice

    • 27 March—7 April 2019

    Sparks fly in a new, intriguingly theatrical production which pits two strong women against princes and each other in a battle of love and politics.

  • Faust

    • 11 April—6 May 2019

    Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's stunning Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

  • International Draft Works 2019

    • 11–12 April 2019

    A unique and exciting opportunity to see emerging choreographic talent, from choreography still in the making to fully-fledged works.

  • Juliet & Romeo

    • 13–14 April 2019

    Through dance, theatre and comedy, innovative theatre company Lost Dog tell the story of Shakespeare’s young lovers – if they hadn’t died in a tragic misunderstanding but lived not-so-happily ever after.

  • A Man of Good Hope

    • 16 April—4 May 2019

    The true story of a young refugee’s journey through Africa told through music, singing and dance, based on the book by Jonny Steinberg.

  • SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill

    • 18 April—4 May 2019

    Isango Ensemble re-tell the story of a real-life, tragic maritime disaster, based on the book by Fred Khumalo.

  • Billy Budd

    • 23 April—10 May 2019

    Deborah Warner stages the first production of Britten's all-male opera at Covent Garden for nearly two decades, with Jacques Imbrailo, Toby Spence and Brindley Sherratt in the lead roles.

  • Within the Golden Hour

    • 8–21 May 2019

    Christopher Wheeldon's ballet to a specially written score by Ezio Bosso has been acclaimed as one of his finest works.

  • Flight Pattern

    • 8–21 May 2019

    Crystal Pite's ballet is a moving exploration of the refugee crisis, from the plight of millions of displaced people to individual human relationships

  • New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

    • 8–21 May 2019

    Acclaimed contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui creates his first work for The Royal Ballet

  • Yorke Dance Project 20th Anniversary Celebrations

    • 14–17 May 2019

    Choreographer Yolande Yorke-Edgell's touring company celebrates its twentieth anniversary with performances of four ballets by dance-makers including Kenneth MacMillan, Robert Cohan and Sophia Stoller.

  • Phaedra

    • 15–20 May 2019

    Henze’s astonishing final opera is a rhapsodic re-imagining of a classical tragedy. This production is brought to life by The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists.

  • Andrea Chénier

    • 20 May—9 June 2019

    David McVicar's stunning production of Giordano's greatest opera returns with Roberto Alagna as the revolutionary poet Andrea Chénier.

  • 9

    • 24–30 May 2019

    Extraordinary Canadian dance company Cas Public returns to the Royal Opera House with a work for children and adults which takes dancer Cai Glover’s hearing impairment as an inspiration point.

  • Tosca

    • 24 May—20 June 2019

    Puccini's thrilling opera returns with star singers Kristine Opolais, Angela Gheorghiu, Vittorio Grigòlo, Bryn Terfel and Marco Vratogna in the lead roles.

  • A Month in the Country

    • 4–14 June 2019

    Frederick Ashton's poignant ballet captures the essence of Turgenev's play about family and unrequited love.

  • The Firebird

    • 4–14 June 2019

    Good confronts evil in Mikhail Fokine's classic ballet about a magical Firebird, a powerful magician and a noble Prince.

  • Symphony in C

    • 4–14 June 2019

    Balanchine's dazzling neoclassical ballet, set to Bizet's Symphony no.1 is a joyful showcase for the whole Company.

  • The Diary of One Who Disappeared

    • 5–8 June 2019

    Award-winning director Ivo van Hove directs a brilliant cast in a touching staging of Janácek’s dramatic song cycle.

  • Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration

    • 8 June 2019

    The Royal Ballet pays tribute to its Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Margot Fonteyn, with a special celebratory performance to mark the centenary of her birth.

  • Ballet Black

    • 13–15 June 2019

    Cassa Pancho's virtuoso company of black and Asian classically trained dancers returns to the Royal Opera House, with a dynamic mixed programme of two ballets from leading choreographers.

  • Young Talent Festival

    • 18 June—6 July 2019

    The Young Talent Festival celebrates a wealth of emerging artists from across Europe’s junior companies and premiere dance schools.

  • Boris Godunov

    • 19 June—3 July 2019

    Bryn Terfel leads a predominantly British cast as the tormented Tsar Boris in Richard Jones's production of Musorgsky's magnificent opera.

  • Carmen

    • 22 June—20 July 2019

    Bizet's greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José.

  • The Marriage of Figaro

    • 29 June—21 July 2019

    Mozart's great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness returns with Christian Gerhaher and Simon Keenlyside as the clever Figaro and his aristocratic master.

  • La Fille du régiment

    • 8–20 July 2019

    An exciting young cast take on Donizetti's sparkling French comic opera in Laurent Pelly's hilarious production.

  • The Royal Ballet School Summer Performance

    • 14 July 2019

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

  • Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance

    • 21 July 2019

    Participants in the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme during the 2018/19 Season take centre stage in a programme of opera extracts.