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Season 2011-12

From 1 September 2011 until 31 August 2012

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Productions

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    From 17 March - 16 April 2012

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

  • An Afternoon with Ballet Black

    An Afternoon with Ballet Black

    From 24 June 2012

    Join Ballet Black for a unique glimpse at their organisation.…

  • An Intimate Evening with Anna Pavlova

    An Intimate Evening with Anna Pavlova

    From 17 June 2012

    This unique programme, devised by Sir Anthony Dowell, Lady Anya Sainsbury and Ursula Hageli, will be directed by the notable and distinguished John Copley.…

  • Ballet Central

    Ballet Central

    From 20 June 2012

    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.…

  • Ballo della regina

    Ballo della regina

    From 21 May - 15 June 2012

    George Balanchine's joyful choreography, set to music by Verdi, is guaranteed to lift the spirits.…

  • Birthday Offering

    Birthday Offering

    From 30 June - 7 July 2012

    Seven ballerinas take solo roles in Frederick Ashton's elegant ballet, created for The Royal Ballet's 25th anniversary.…

  • Carbon Life

    Carbon Life

    From 5 April - 23 April 2012

    With pop and fashion as the theme Wayne McGregor joins forces with Gareth Pugh, Mark Ronson and guest artists.…

  • Falstaff

    Falstaff

    From 15 May - 30 May 2012

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

  • Il trionfo di Clelia

    Il trionfo di Clelia

    From 24 June - 25 June 2012

    Discover a rarely performed masterpiece by Gluck, in an imaginative new staging by Nigel Lowery.…

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    JPYA Summer Performance

    From 19 July 2012

    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.…

  • La bohème

    La bohème

    From 19 June - 23 June 2012

    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.…

  • La Fille du régiment

    La Fille du régiment

    From 19 April - 10 May 2012

    Donizetti's entertaining opera marches onto the stage in Laurent Pelly's production, full of irrepressible humour and catchy melodies.…

  • La Fille mal gardée

    La Fille mal gardée

    From 20 April - 16 May 2012

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

  • La Sylphide

    La Sylphide

    From 21 May - 15 June 2012

    August Bournonville's tale of a man's doomed love for a magical sylph is a classic of Romantic ballet.…

  • Les Noces

    Les Noces

    From 30 June - 7 July 2012

    Bronislava Nijinska weaves together emotion, Russian tradition and memorable imagery in this modernist masterpiece.…

  • Les Troyens

    Les Troyens

    From 25 June - 11 July 2012

    David McVicar brings Berlioz’s most ambitious work to Covent Garden. The sheer scale of the story, music and staging make this an event not to be missed.…

  • Made in the USA

    Made in the USA

    From 15 June - 16 June 2012

    Richmond Ballet comes to London for the first time with a mixed bill of four works created in America.…

  • Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

    Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

    From 14 July - 20 July 2012

    This unique collaboration between The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery is a highlight of the London 2012 Festival. It brings together new choreography, music, poetry and visual arts.…

  • Miss Fortune

    Miss Fortune

    From 12 March - 28 March 2012

    Take a rollercoaster ride through life in the company of Fate in Judith Weir's powerful opera.…

  • One Big Stage

    One Big Stage

    From 22 July 2012

    One Big Stage brings together the talent and energy of children and young people from across the country, showcasing the next generation of dancers, singers and musicians.…

  • Otello

    Otello

    From 12 July - 24 July 2012

    Jealousy, love and betrayal are a stormy combination in Elijah Moshinsky's classic production of Verdi's opera. …

  • Plácido Domingo's Operalia

    Plácido Domingo's Operalia

    From 25 July 2012

    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.…

  • Polyphonia

    Polyphonia

    From 5 April - 23 April 2012

    Christopher Wheeldon’s strikingly beautiful and precise choreography matches György Ligeti's intense music perfectly.…

  • Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    From 13 June 2012

    Students of the Rambert School dance a diverse programme of works by both students and established choreographers.…

  • Rigoletto

    Rigoletto

    From 30 March - 21 April 2012

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

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    From 10 January - 31 March 2012

    A tragic tale of star-crossed lovers: Kenneth MacMillan's poignant ballet is a 20th-century classic.…

  • Rusalka

    Rusalka

    From 27 February - 14 March 2012

    A fairytale of love and betrayal: Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito present a dark, contemporary production of Dvorák’s opera.…

  • Salome

    Salome

    From 31 May - 16 June 2012

    Religion, sexuality and perversion are a potent combination in David McVicar's gripping production of Richard Strauss's opera.…

  • Side by Side

    Side by Side

    From 29 April 2012

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

  • Sum

    Sum

    From 23 May - 2 June 2012

    Wayne McGregor directs Max Richter's unique new chamber opera, which takes its inspiration from neuroscientist David Eagleman's bestselling book of short stories about the possibilities of the afterlife. …

  • Sweet Violets

    Sweet Violets

    From 5 April - 23 April 2012

    Murder, sexuality and art are the potent themes of Liam Scarlett’s ballet, inspired by Walter Sickert’s paintings.…

  • The Olympic Journey

    The Olympic Journey

    From 28 July - 12 August 2012

    The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games is coming to the Royal Opera House this summer from Saturday 28 July until Sunday 12 August.…

  • The Owl and the Pussycat

    The Owl and the Pussycat

    From 29 July 2012

    ROH2 presents a water-bound operatic spectacle based around the enchanting Edward Lear poem The Owl and the Pussycat.…

  • The Prince of the Pagodas

    The Prince of the Pagodas

    From 2 June - 29 June 2012

    Voyage to a fairytale world in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet, set to an inventive score by Benjamin Britten.…

  • The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    From 15 July 2012

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

  • The Royal Ballet School Summer Performances

    The Royal Ballet School Summer Performances

    From 4 July - 7 July 2012

    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.…

  • Verve

    Verve

    From 12 June 2012

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

  • With One Voice

    With One Voice

    From 2 July 2012

    Award-winning arts and homeless charity Streetwise Opera showcase the artistic skills of people who have experienced homelessness. …

  • Young Artists in the Linbury

    Young Artists in the Linbury

    From 29 June - 30 June 2012

    The Jette Parker Young Artists present a varied programme, providing a chance to see the opera stars of tomorrow at the beginning of their careers.…

Insights

  • In Conversation with...

    In Conversation with...

    From 18 April 2012

    Enhance your experience of opera or ballet through these informal and enlightening interviews.…

  • In Conversation with... (Ballet)

    In Conversation with... (Ballet)

    From 11 June 2012

    Step into the world of ballet through these up close interviews with leading dancers and well-known ballet personalities.…

  • Insights: Berlioz and Les Troyens

    Insights: Berlioz and Les Troyens

    From 24 June 2012

    This unique Insights day, arranged by The Berlioz Society, celebrates the man and his music, including his great opera Les Troyens, through a programme of events featuring distinguished speakers. …

  • Insights: Falstaff

    Insights: Falstaff

    From 1 May 2012

    Delve behind the scenes of this new production of Verdi’s sparkling final masterpiece with director Robert Carsen and members of the cast and production team.…

  • Insights: In Conversation with Joseph Calleja

    Insights: In Conversation with Joseph Calleja

    From 24 May 2012

    One of the most highly sought-after singers of his generation, Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja talks about his meteoric rise to fame and his plans for the future.…

  • Insights: In Conversation with Matthew Golding

    Insights: In Conversation with Matthew Golding

    From 12 March - 20 March 2012

    As one of The Royal Ballet's newest Principal dancers, for Canadian Matthew Golding it's like coming home, having studied at The Royal Ballet School. Hear about his meteoric rise on both sides of the Atlantic.…

  • Insights: Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

    Insights: Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

    From 2 July 2012

    Come and discover more about its inception and the creative process with the production teams and artistic staff.…

  • Insights: Otello

    Insights: Otello

    From 27 June 2012

    Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano and other members of the cast and production team explore Verdi's take on this classic story of jealousy and suspicion.…

  • Insights: SUM

    Insights: SUM

    From 16 May 2012

    The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and experimental composer Max Richter, with members of the production team discuss this thrilling new chamber opera collaboration.…

  • Insights: Tackling Les Troyens

    Insights: Tackling Les Troyens

    From 6 June 2012

    Join the Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano, singers and music staff as they focus on the music of Berlioz’s greatest operatic achievement, Les Troyens.…

  • Insights: The Prince of the Pagodas

    Insights: The Prince of the Pagodas

    From 23 May 2012

    Join dancers and music staff of The Royal Ballet as The Prince of the Pagodas makes a long-awaited return to the repertory.…

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class

    Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class

    From 20 June 2012

    Gain unique access to the studio to see dancers in their morning Class, warming up for their day of rehearsals and performances.…

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    Insights: The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    From 10 May - 19 June 2012

    Gain unique access to the studio to see dancers and their coaches carefully rehearse roles in preparation for the excellence of performance seen on stage.…

Workshops

  • Day of Percussion

    Day of Percussion

    From 13 May 2012

    Families, students and enthusiasts are invited to join members of the Royal Opera House percussion section and guest artists for a day of workshops, demonstrations, master classes and performances.…

  • Sounding Out for Families

    Sounding Out for Families

    From 10 April - 13 April 2012

Rehearsals

Recitals

  • Lunchtime Recitals

    Lunchtime Recitals

    From 12 September 2011 - 18 June 2012

    The regular free lunchtime recitals feature the rising stars of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and The Royal Opera Chorus and Southbank Sinfonia.…

Tours

Functions

  • Tea Dance

    Tea Dance

    From 23 September 2011 - 29 June 2012

    Our Tea Dances take place throughout the season in the Paul Hamlyn Hall and give you the opportunity to waltz, tango, cha cha cha and quickstep to the Royal Opera House Dance Band.…