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Season 2012-13

From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2013

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Productions

  • 24 Preludes

    24 Preludes

    From 22 February - 14 March 2013

    Acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky presents his first work for a British company in this keenly awaited world premiere.…

  • Aeternum

    Aeternum

    From 22 February - 14 March 2013

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

  • Albert Herring

    Albert Herring

    From 4 October - 10 October 2012

    Britten's touching and bittersweet comedy is given an entertaining new staging by English Touring Opera.…

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    From 15 March - 13 April 2013

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

  • An Afternoon with Ballet Black

    An Afternoon with Ballet Black

    From 7 July 2013

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

  • Apollo

    Apollo

    From 22 February - 14 March 2013

    George Balanchine’s interpretation of the myth of Apollo is one of the landmark ballets of the 20th century. Its classical beauty is underpinned by Stravinsky's magnificent score.…

  • Awake In Chorus!

    Awake In Chorus!

    From 14 October 2012

    Join the Royal Opera Chorus and the ROH Thurrock Community Chorus for a wonderful performance of opera classics.…

  • Ballet Black

    Ballet Black

    From 27 February - 6 March 2013

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

  • Ballet Central

    Ballet Central

    From 14 April 2013

    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.…

  • Be Like Water

    Be Like Water

    From 27 November - 28 November 2012

    Hetain Patel presents a humorous and inventive exploration of cultural identity in this mixed-media show.…

  • Blood

    Blood

    From 27 June - 28 June 2013

    Jean Abreu Dance presents a visceral, multimedia experience, featuring stunning images by acclaimed British artists Gilbert & George.…

  • Bravo Figaro!

    Bravo Figaro!

    From 29 November - 30 November 2012

    Mark Thomas, one of the finest storytellers in the country, returns to the Royal Opera House with a show about his father.…

  • Capriccio in Concert

    Capriccio in Concert

    From 19 July - 21 July 2013

    Strauss’s last, exquisite opera shows his brilliant ability to compose for the soprano voice.…

  • Chance to Dance / Youth Opera Company

    Chance to Dance / Youth Opera Company

    From 31 May - 2 June 2013

    Chance to Dance / Youth Opera Company mixed programme, with an invited audience comprising of Chance to Dance/Youth Opera Company families and VIP guests only.…

  • Christ lag in Todes Banden / The Emperor of Atlantis

    Christ lag in Todes Banden / The Emperor of Atlantis

    From 5 October - 12 October 2012

    James Conway presents a powerful production of this daring political satire. It was created when Viktor Ullman and Peter Kien were imprisoned in a concentration camp during World War II.…

  • Claire Martin

    Claire Martin

    From 10 November 2012

    Join us for an unmissable evening with one of the world’s finest jazz vocalists, performing at the Linbury Studio Theatre as part of the London Jazz Festival.…

  • Concerto

    Concerto

    From 17 November - 5 December 2012

    Youthful energy and technical precision are combined in Kenneth MacMillan's virtuoso ballet, set to a piano concerto by Shostakovich. …

  • Das Rheingold

    Das Rheingold

    From 24 September - 26 October 2012

    The first opera in Der Ring des Nibelungen introduces Wagner's vast, mythical world. Keith Warner's rich production combines the epic and the contemporary.…

  • Die Walküre

    Die Walküre

    From 26 September - 28 October 2012

    The second opera in the Ring cycle contains some of Wagner's most memorable music. Love and power collide in Keith Warner's multi-layered production.…

  • Die Zauberflöte

    Die Zauberflöte

    From 16 April - 9 May 2013

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

  • Don Carlo

    Don Carlo

    From 4 May - 25 May 2013

    Nicholas Hytner directs Verdi’s dramatic opera: a tale of love, ambition and intrigue set in 16th-century Spain. …

  • Draft Works

    Draft Works

    From 23 April - 26 April 2013

    Draft Works is a diverse evening of new and experimental choreography by members of The Royal Ballet.…

  • Eugene Onegin

    Eugene Onegin

    From 4 February - 20 February 2013

    Director of The Royal Opera Kasper Holten makes his directorial debut at Covent Garden with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s poignant opera.…

  • European Opera Days

    European Opera Days

    From 11 May 2013

    As part of European Opera Days, the Royal Opera House is hosting a celebration of opera in the barns on High House Production Park in Purfleet, the site of our Production Workshops.…

  • FAR

    FAR

    From 15 November - 17 November 2012

    Wayne McGregor | Random Dance returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre with a unique work inspired by the Age of Enlightenment.…

  • Fool's Paradise

    Fool's Paradise

    From 3 November - 14 November 2012

    Gold petals flutter down on Christopher Wheeldon's exquisite ballet, which features a romantic score by Joby Talbot.…

  • FUSED: Thurrock Choral Festival

    FUSED: Thurrock Choral Festival

    From 29 June - 30 June 2013

    Join us for a weekend of workshops and concerts on 29 to 30 of June. Please note this event takes place at Tilbury Cruise Terminal, Tilbury. …

  • Ghost Patrol

    Ghost Patrol

    From 27 September - 29 September 2012

    Louise Welsh and Stuart MacRae present a contemporary opera about secrets and their consequences.…

  • Gloriana

    Gloriana

    From 20 June - 6 July 2013

    Richard Jones directs a production of Britten's opera for our time, exploring tensions between affairs of state and affairs of the heart.…

  • Götterdämmerung

    Götterdämmerung

    From 1 October - 2 November 2012

    Wagner's tale of gods, mortals and giants draws to a close. Keith Warner presents a bravura production of the fourth opera in the Ring cycle.…

  • In the Locked Room

    In the Locked Room

    From 27 September - 29 September 2012

    A closed door sparks an obsession with dramatic consequences in this opera by Huw Watkins and David Harsent.…

  • In the Night

    In the Night

    From 22 December 2012 - 11 January 2013

    Jerome Robbins’s ballet, accompanied by Chopin’s piano nocturnes, hints at chandelier-lit ballrooms and romantic rendezvous.…

  • Infra

    Infra

    From 3 November - 14 November 2012

    Wayne McGregor's virtuoso choreography is set to Max Richter's haunting score in a complex portrait of human relations.…

  • Jewels

    Jewels

    From 12 August - 13 August 2013

    The Bolshoi performs the UK premiere of its acclaimed new production of Balanchine's Jewels, inspired by the brilliance and colour of gemstones.…

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    JPYA Summer Performance

    From 30 June 2013

    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.…

  • Kafka Fragments

    Kafka Fragments

    From 28 March - 30 March 2013

    Acclaimed director Netia Jones presents a new production of Kurtág’s extraordinary song cycle, inspired by Kafka’s letters and diaries.…

  • L'elisir d'amore

    L'elisir d'amore

    From 13 November - 7 December 2012

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

  • La Bayadère

    La Bayadère

    From 5 April - 22 May 2013

    Natalia Makarova brings an exotic world of noble warriors and cruel princesses to the stage in this highlight of classical ballet.…

  • La Bayadère

    La Bayadère

    From 2 August - 3 August 2013

    Petipa’s exotic masterpiece is danced to perfection by the Bolshoi Ballet, as part of its Golden Jubilee season at Covent Garden.…

  • La bohème

    La bohème

    From 17 December 2012 - 12 March 2013

    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 donna del lago

    La donna del lago

    From 17 May - 11 June 2013

    John Fulljames directs Rossini’s love story set against the turbulent background of the 16th-century Scottish Highlands.…

  • La rondine

    La rondine

    From 5 July - 21 July 2013

    Glamorous 1920s Paris provides the backdrop for exquisite melodies in Nicolas Joël’s production of Puccini's tender opera.…

  • La Valse

    La Valse

    From 12 February - 23 February 2013

    The stage is filled with swirling dancers in Frederick Ashton’s atmospheric ballet set to a haunting score by Ravel.…

  • Las Hermanas

    Las Hermanas

    From 17 November - 5 December 2012

    Themes of repression and sensuality are explored through groundbreaking choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet. It is based on a play by Federico García Lorca.…

  • Marcus du Sautoy

    Marcus du Sautoy

    From 18 April - 20 April 2013

    Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has long been fascinated by Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He explores the opera’s mathematical and philosophical roots in a captivating interactive evening.…

  • Marguerite and Armand

    Marguerite and Armand

    From 12 February - 23 February 2013

    Frederick Ashton’s passionate ballet, set to Liszt’s piano sonata, was created for the celebrated partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.…

  • Mayerling

    Mayerling

    From 19 April - 15 June 2013

    Adult drama meets sublime choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece. A story of passion and madness based on historical fact.…

  • Méditation from Thaïs

    Méditation from Thaïs

    From 12 February - 23 February 2013

    This ardent love duet, set to music by Massenet, showcases the sublime beauty of Frederick Ashton’s choreography.…

  • Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance

    Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance

    From 17 October - 19 October 2012

    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

    Meet the Young Artists: The Juke Box

    From 20 October 2012

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

  • Monotones I and II

    Monotones I and II

    From 12 February - 23 February 2013

    Sublime music by Erik Satie accompanies mesmerizing choreography in some of Frederick Ashton's most modernist ballets.…

  • Most of the Boys

    Most of the Boys

    From 1 February - 2 February 2013

    A unique voice in contemporary music – composer and singer-songwriter Sasha Siem presents an adventure to the frontiers of song and psyche.…

  • Nabucco

    Nabucco

    From 15 April - 26 April 2013

    Daniele Abbado explores themes of identity, exile and religion in a powerful staging of Verdi’s epic opera.…

  • Onegin

    Onegin

    From 19 January - 8 February 2013

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

  • Our Extraordinary World Gala

    Our Extraordinary World Gala

    From 30 October 2012

    A fundraising Gala in aid of the Royal Opera House Foundation, created by Kasper Holten, Director of The Royal Opera, and Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet.…

  • Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award

    Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award

    From 14 May 2013

    Irish baritone Gavan Ring – this year’s winner of the Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award – performs a selection of sumptuous songs, accompanied by the Southbank Sinfonia.…

  • Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    From 24 June 2013

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

  • Raven Girl

    Raven Girl

    From 24 May - 8 June 2013

    An innovative modern fairytale from Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with award-winning writer Audrey Niffenegger and composer Gabriel Yared.…

  • Raymonda Act III

    Raymonda Act III

    From 22 December 2012 - 11 January 2013

    The final act of Raymonda contains some of the greatest choreography in Russian ballet and was adapted by Rudolf Nureyev.…

  • Requiem

    Requiem

    From 17 November - 5 December 2012

    Kenneth MacMillan's moving ballet, set to music by Fauré, was created in memory of his friend and fellow choreographer John Cranko.…

  • Robert le diable

    Robert le diable

    From 6 December - 21 December 2012

    Laurent Pelly's production provides a rare opportunity to see this classic of French grand opera by Meyerbeer. Romance and the supernatural combine in a staging inspired by medieval France.…

  • Season Preview

    Season Preview

    From 19 April 2013

    Premium and Supporting Friends are invited to join us for this special Season Preview.…

  • Side by Side

    Side by Side

    From 21 April 2013

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

  • Siegfried

    Siegfried

    From 29 September - 31 October 2012

    Keith Warner’s production of the third opera in Wagner's epic Ring cycle combines elemental forces with contemporary concerns.…

  • Simon Boccanegra

    Simon Boccanegra

    From 27 June - 16 July 2013

    Elijah Moshinsky depicts the rise and tragic fall of Simon Boccanegra in a powerful production.…

  • Stage Notes

    Stage Notes

    From 16 March 2013

    An opportunity for emerging artists and producers to hear from leading industry figures from the world of opera – part of Sound and Music’s Sounding Out series. …

  • Swan Lake

    Swan Lake

    From 8 October - 24 November 2012

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

  • Swan Lake

    Swan Lake

    From 29 July - 15 August 2013

    The Bolshoi Ballet launches its Golden Jubilee season at the Royal Opera House with one of Russia’s greatest ballets.…

  • Swan Lake – Welcome Performance

    Swan Lake – Welcome Performance

    From 6 October 2012

    Join us for the opening performance of The Royal Ballet Season – a special treat for first-time families.…

  • Swanlights

    Swanlights

    From 25 July - 26 July 2013

    The London premiere of an extraordinary performance piece by Antony and The Johnsons with the Britten Sinfonia.…

  • Symphony in C

    Symphony in C

    From 24 May - 8 June 2013

    Bizet's Symphony no.1 provides a radiant accompaniment to one of Balanchine's best-loved ballets.…

  • The Canticles

    The Canticles

    From 10 July - 12 July 2013

    Britten’s Canticles are brought to life in a striking artistic collaboration – a tribute to the composer’s genius in his centenary year.…

  • The Christmas Concert

    The Christmas Concert

    From 8 December 2012

    Join the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, Thurrock Youth Orchestra and and other local choirs and musicians for a magical Christmas concert. …

  • The Firebird

    The Firebird

    From 22 December 2012 - 11 January 2013

    Good is pitted against evil in Mikhail Fokine's dramatic tale of a magical Firebird – a classic of 20th-century ballet.…

  • The Firework-Maker's Daughter

    The Firework-Maker's Daughter

    From 3 April - 13 April 2013

    This tale of courage, friendship and growing up is a theatrical event for all the family. David Bruce’s magical opera is based on a fairytale by Philip Pullman.…

  • The Flames of Paris

    The Flames of Paris

    From 16 August - 17 August 2013

    Alexei Ratmansky’s revival of a revolutionary ballet by Vasily Vainonen is given its UK premiere by the celebrated Bolshoi Ballet.…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    From 14 June - 22 June 2013

    Packed with invention and brilliantly hilarious, Gerald Barry’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic play is an unmissable event.…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    From 11 October - 13 October 2012

    Peter Maxwell Davies’s haunting opera is an atmospheric combination of a detective mystery and a ghost story.…

  • The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis

    From 16 March - 23 March 2013

    A dark, surrealist nightmare is conjured up in Arthur Pita’s dance-theatre adaptation of Kafka’s novella. It was created for Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson.…

  • The Minotaur

    The Minotaur

    From 17 January - 28 January 2013

    Harrison Birtwistle's reworking of an ancient myth had its premiere at the Royal Opera House in 2008. The opera's dark beauty shows one of our leading composers at the height of his powers.…

  • The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker

    From 10 December 2012 - 16 January 2013

    A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's glittering score.…

  • The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    From 14 July 2013

    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 3 July - 6 July 2013

    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.…

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    The Sleeping Beauty

    From 5 August - 9 August 2013

    The Bolshoi Ballet gives the first performance outside Russia of Yuri Grigorovich’s magnificent revival of a ballet classic.…

  • The Yellow Sofa

    The Yellow Sofa

    From 5 November 2012

    An intimate opera by Glyndebourne’s first composer-in-residence Julian Philips explores infidelity, jealousy and revenge.…

  • Three & Four Quarters

    Three & Four Quarters

    From 7 September - 11 September 2012

    HeadSpaceDance, led by acclaimed dancers Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill, perform a thrilling new programme of work. …

  • Tosca

    Tosca

    From 2 March - 20 July 2013

    Drama, passion and fabulous music – Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera. Jonathan Kent’s production is set against the turbulent backdrop of Rome in 1800.…

  • Verve

    Verve

    From 25 June 2013

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

  • Viscera

    Viscera

    From 3 November - 14 November 2012

    This dazzling ballet was the US choreographic debut of rising star, Liam Scarlett. Intense, dynamic movement is set to Lowell Liebermann’s driving score. …

  • Voices of Spring

    Voices of Spring

    From 12 February - 23 February 2013

    A Viennese whirl of a piece, Frederick Ashton’s pas de deux is accompanied by Johann Strauss II’s spirited waltz.…

  • Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

    Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

    From 22 November - 24 November 2012

    A mixed programme of thrilling new choreography featuring artists of The Royal Ballet Edward Watson, Eric Underwood and Paul Kay.…

  • Witch-hunt

    Witch-hunt

    From 22 May - 25 May 2013

    A powerful new work by Cathy Marston’s acclaimed Bern Ballett, inspired by the harrowing tale of the ‘last witch in Europe’.…

  • Written on Skin

    Written on Skin

    From 8 March - 22 March 2013

    Award-winning director Katie Mitchell brings a dark and passionate tale from composer George Benjamin and author Martin Crimp to the stage.…

  • Young British Dancer Of The Year Award

    Young British Dancer Of The Year Award

    From 9 March 2013

    Final of the annual classical dance competition open to private and vocational students aged 15 to 17 who are British or have been trained in Britain for the last 3 years.…

  • Young Creatives

    Young Creatives

    From 17 May 2013

    YDE Young Creatives is an annual programme which gives 15-19 year olds from across the country the opportunity to develop their choreographic work with highly experienced, professional choreographers.…

Insights

  • In Conversation with Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera

    In Conversation with Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera

    From 4 June 2013

    Join two much-loved dancers of The Royal Ballet as they discuss their careers and roles they’d still love to tackle.…

  • Insights: Ballet Black

    Insights: Ballet Black

    From 20 February 2013

    The award-winning Ballet Black return to the Royal Opera House Insights to rehearse their latest new work.…

  • Insights: Ballet Evolved

    Insights: Ballet Evolved

    From 11 June 2013

    Throughout the 2012/13 Season, join The Royal Ballet as they explore how ballet has evolved from the French Court into the art form you see today.…

  • Insights: Concerto / Las Hermanas / Requiem

    Insights: Concerto / Las Hermanas / Requiem

    From 31 October 2012

    Come and find out more about the leading ballet choreographer of his generation, Kenneth MacMillan, through three of his works brought together for this triple programme, with Royal Ballet dancers and staff.…

  • Insights: Der Ring des Nibelungen

    Insights: Der Ring des Nibelungen

    From 29 October 2012

    These events provide an invaluable opportunity to learn more about Der Ring des Nibelungen.…

  • Insights: Don Carlo

    Insights: Don Carlo

    From 22 April 2013

    Join members of the cast and production team as they explore Verdi's tale of divided family loyalties, forbidden love and political tension.…

  • Insights: Eugene Onegin

    Insights: Eugene Onegin

    From 14 January 2013

    Discover more about this new production of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with director Kasper Holten and members of the cast and production team.…

  • Insights: Gloriana

    Insights: Gloriana

    From 29 May 2013

    Come and find out more about this exciting new Richard Jones production of Britten’s Coronation commission, which received its premiere by The Royal Opera in 1953.…

  • Insights: Gwyneth Jones Wagner Masterclass

    Insights: Gwyneth Jones Wagner Masterclass

    From 28 May 2013

    Come and watch internationally renowned Wagnerian soprano Dame Gwyneth Jones coach the next generation of talent and hear her talk about her legendary career. In association with the Wagner 200 celebrations.…

  • Insights: In Conversation with Joseph Calleja

    Insights: In Conversation with Joseph Calleja

    From 30 May 2013

    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: Król Roger

    Insights: Król Roger

    From 1 May 2013

    With two years to go before opening night, come and join director Kasper Holten and designer Steffen Aarfing at the start of their journey and discover more about the creative process.…

  • Insights: La bohème

    Insights: La bohème

    From 6 December 2012

    Join conductor Mark Elder as he introduces the colourful and emotive music from La bohème, one of the finest opera scores ever written.…

  • Insights: La donna del lago

    Insights: La donna del lago

    From 2 May 2013

    Prepare for your visit as the cast and production team introduce this new production of Rossini's Scottish Highlands love story.…

  • Insights: La Valse mixed programme

    Insights: La Valse mixed programme

    From 21 January 2013

    We look more closely at this varied programme with Royal Ballet dancers and music staff.…

  • Insights: Nabucco

    Insights: Nabucco

    From 21 March 2013

    Members of the cast and creative staff reveal aspects of this exciting new production of Verdi's biblical epic.…

  • Insights: National Opera Studio Masterclass

    Insights: National Opera Studio Masterclass

    From 15 May 2013

    A unique opportunity to witness the inner workings of the rehearsal studio. Join Director of Opera Kasper Holten and singers from the National Opera Studio as they get to grips with an opera in rehearsal.…

  • Insights: Raven Girl

    Insights: Raven Girl

    From 16 April 2013

    Come and explore Wayne McGregor's exciting new modern fairytale with the production team and Royal Ballet dancers.…

  • Insights: Robert le diable

    Insights: Robert le diable

    From 15 November 2012

    Find out more about this exciting new production for The Royal Opera with the cast and production team.…

  • Insights: Simon Boccanegra

    Insights: Simon Boccanegra

    From 14 June 2013

    Join Antonio Pappano and the cast and creative team as they introduce this classic production of Verdi’s political masterpiece.…

  • Insights: Swan Lake

    Insights: Swan Lake

    From 30 September 2012

    Come and learn how one of the world’s most popular ballets has captivated audiences for over a century.…

  • Insights: The Art of Theatre Lighting

    Insights: The Art of Theatre Lighting

    From 12 February 2013

    Multi-award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable and members of the lighting department at the Royal Opera House explore the illuminating art of theatre lighting.…

  • Insights: The Firebird / In the Night / Raymonda Act III

    Insights: The Firebird / In the Night / Raymonda Act III

    From 4 December 2012

    Come and explore this exciting triple bill in detail with Royal Ballet dancers and répétiteurs.…

  • Insights: The Metamorphosis

    Insights: The Metamorphosis

    From 13 March 2013

    Arthur Pita's multi-award-winning production of Kafka's The Metamorphosis returns. Hear from the creators and artists about the inspiration for this unique piece of physical theatre.…

  • Insights: The Minotaur

    Insights: The Minotaur

    From 4 January 2013

    Join members of the cast and production team as they introduce this modern masterpiece.…

  • Insights: Theatre Design

    Insights: Theatre Design

    From 17 April 2013

    Multiple award winning costume and set designer Alison Chitty and colleagues of the Royal Opera House talk us through the often unseen creative process of theatre design and the practical challenges involved.…

  • Insights: Viscera / Infra / Fool's Paradise

    Insights: Viscera / Infra / Fool's Paradise

    From 24 October 2012

    Discover more about this varied triple programme, which includes a Liam Scarlett UK premiere, with Royal Ballet dancers and ballet staff.…

  • Insights: Written on Skin

    Insights: Written on Skin

    From 21 February 2013

    Join composer George Benjamin, playwright Martin Crimp and members of the cast and production team as they explore this new commission for The Royal Opera.…

  • Pre-performance Talk: Albert Herring

    Pre-performance Talk: Albert Herring

    From 10 October 2012

    A pre-performance talk getting under the skin of Britten's opera, with director Christopher Rolls.…

  • Pre-performance Talk: Robert le diable

    Pre-performance Talk: Robert le diable

    From 9 December - 12 December 2012

    Discover more about grand opera and the story of Robert le diable with these informal introductions.…

  • Pre-performance Talk: The Lighthouse

    Pre-performance Talk: The Lighthouse

    From 11 October 2012

    Hear one of Britain's foremost contemporary composers, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, in conversation about his most popular opera.…

  • Ring Cycle Pre-performance Talks

    Ring Cycle Pre-performance Talks

    From 24 September - 26 October 2012

    Informal introductions to each Ring cycle from the production team.…

  • ROH Orchestra in rehearsal

    ROH Orchestra in rehearsal

    From 19 February 2013

    Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano leads the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in his first rehearsal with them for Richard Strauss’s sumptuous Ariadne auf Naxos.…

  • The Royal Ballet in Class

    The Royal Ballet in Class

    From 26 September - 31 October 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.…

  • The Royal Ballet in Class - Friends of Covent Garden 50th Anniversary

    The Royal Ballet in Class - Friends of Covent Garden 50th Anniversary

    From 12 October 2012

    A present from The Royal Ballet to the Friends in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.…

  • The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    The Royal Ballet in Rehearsal

    From 8 March - 12 March 2013

    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.…

  • Welcome Performance free activities | The Royal Ballet: Open Class

    Welcome Performance free activities | The Royal Ballet: Open Class

    From 6 January 2013

    Watch the Royal Ballet prepare for their day in the daily warm up session called 'Class'.…

Workshops

  • Fanfare Competition: Teacher Training Session

    Fanfare Competition: Teacher Training Session

    From 27 November 2012

    Sign up for this twilight teacher training session to learn more about the Fanfare composing competition for 11-16 year olds and gain new approaches for creative composition ideas for the classroom.…

Rehearsals

  • Friends Rehearsals

    Friends Rehearsals

    From 24 May - 2 July 2013

    Friends of Covent Garden have the opportunity to purchase tickets to open rehearsals.…

Recitals

  • Lunchtime Recitals

    Lunchtime Recitals

    From 10 September 2012 - 15 July 2013

    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.…

  • Meet the Young Artists:  Free Recitals

    Meet the Young Artists: Free Recitals

    From 15 October - 18 October 2012

    Meet the stars of tomorrow in these free recitals in the Linbury Studio Theatre, part of Meet the Young Artists week.…

Tours

Functions

  • Tea Dance

    Tea Dance

    From 12 October 2012 - 5 July 2013

    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.…