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Season 2013-14

From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2014

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  • An Evening with Carmen Giannattasio

    An Evening with Carmen Giannattasio

    From 20 June 2014

    Meet the Italian soprano as she prepares to sing the virtuoso role of Elisabetta I in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda.…

  • Apollo / A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Apollo / A Midsummer Night's Dream

    From 8 August - 9 August 2014

    The Mariinsky performs two Balanchine masterpieces, with music by Mendelssohn and Stravinsky.…

  • Ariadne auf Naxos

    Ariadne auf Naxos

    From 25 June - 13 July 2014

    Grand passions and comedy collide with wonderful effect in Christof Loy’s production of Strauss’s dazzling opera.…

  • BabyO


    From 3 March - 7 March 2014

    Scottish Opera's hugely popular musical adventure for babies comes to the Clore Studio.…

  • Ballet Black

    Ballet Black

    From 25 February - 4 March 2014

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

  • Ballet Central

    Ballet Central

    From 11 May 2014

    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.…

  • Brand New Ancients

    Brand New Ancients

    From 10 March 2014

    Poet and rapper Kate Tempest performs her epic story of everyday heroes, winner of the 2013 Ted Hughes Poetry Award.…

  • Carmen


    From 16 December 2013 - 9 January 2014

    Spanish heat and gypsy passion are brought to the stage in Francesca Zambello’s vivid production of Bizet's opera.…

  • Chroma


    From 9 November - 23 November 2013

    Wayne McGregor’s breathtaking choreography is paired with explosive music from Joby Talbot and The White Stripes in this modern ballet classic.…

  • Cinderella


    From 15 August - 16 August 2014

    Ratmansky's first full-length ballet, commissioned by the Mariinsky. A contemporary retelling of Perrault's fairytale, set to Prokofiev's score.…

  • Connectome


    From 31 May - 13 June 2014

    The world premiere of a new work by acclaimed choreographer and Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist Alastair Marriott.…

  • Cubanía


    From 21 July - 23 July 2014

    Carlos Acosta presents a vibrant mixed programme featuring works from leading Cuban artists accompanied by a live Cuban band.…

  • DGV: Danse à grande vitesse

    DGV: Danse à grande vitesse

    From 14 May - 26 May 2014

    Christopher Wheeldon channels the hurtling momentum of Michael Nyman’s music in choreography of thrilling propulsion.…

  • Dialogues des Carmélites

    Dialogues des Carmélites

    From 29 May - 11 June 2014

    Robert Carsen’s award-winning production of Poulenc’s sublime opera is set during the violent upheaval of the French Revolution.…

  • Die Frau ohne Schatten

    Die Frau ohne Schatten

    From 14 March - 2 April 2014

    Director Claus Guth reveals the darker elements of Strauss’s exotic fairytale in a striking new production.…

  • Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni

    From 1 February - 24 February 2014

    ROH Director of Opera Kasper Holten directs a mesmerizing reading of Mozart’s tragicomedy.…

  • Don Quixote

    Don Quixote

    From 30 September - 6 November 2013

    Carlos Acosta's exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty is bursting with joie de vivre.…

  • Draft Works

    Draft Works

    From 2 June - 4 June 2014

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

  • Dutch National Ballet

    Dutch National Ballet

    From 28 May - 29 May 2014

    Dutch National Ballet's new Junior Company performs a mixed programme of classical, contemporary and new works.…

  • Ebb and Flow: An Opera Mash-Up

    Ebb and Flow: An Opera Mash-Up

    From 30 November 2013

    The Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus presents a newly devised show featuring music from three operas: Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, Mozart’s Idomeneo and Ludd and Isis by Richard Taylor.…

  • Elektra


    From 23 September - 12 October 2013

    A daughter’s grief turns to bloody revenge in Charles Edwards’s production of Strauss’s most daring opera.…

  • Ex nihilo/The Human Edge

    Ex nihilo/The Human Edge

    From 29 April - 30 April 2014

    Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate Mayuri Boonham creates two world premieres in the Linbury Studio Theatre on dancers from The Royal Ballet and ATMA Dance.…

  • Faust


    From 4 April - 25 April 2014

    David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s grand opera is set in decadent 1870s Paris.…

  • FUSED Festival

    FUSED Festival

    From 3 July - 5 July 2014

    A three day annual festival of concerts, workshops, interactive exhibitions and activities. Events take place at the The Backstage Centre, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1RJ. …

  • Giselle


    From 18 January - 10 February 2014

    The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death.…

  • Gloria


    From 7 February - 15 February 2014

    Kenneth MacMillan's powerful evocation of the horrors of war is set to Francis Poulenc's poignant score.…

  • Gloria – A Pigtale

    Gloria – A Pigtale

    From 16 July - 19 July 2014

    The opposite of love is a sausage – at least in the blackly satirical world of H.K. Gruber's madcap cabaret opera.…

  • Greek


    From 21 October - 26 October 2013

    A blazing retelling of the Oedipus story by Mark-Anthony Turnage in an award-winning production by Music Theatre Wales.…

  • Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel

    From 24 January - 28 January 2014

    The Royal Ballet’s Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett presents his first full-length ballet – a dark, adult take on a classic fairytale.…

  • HeadSpaceDance


    From 16 April - 24 April 2014

    HeadSpaceDance – with Christopher Akrill, Clemmie Sveaas, Jonathan Goddard and Gemma Nixon – returns to the Linbury with a vibrant new programme of work by contemporary choreographers.…

  • How the Whale Became

    How the Whale Became

    From 6 December 2013 - 4 January 2014

    Ted Hughes’s magical stories are transformed into a captivating new Royal Opera commission by Julian Philips and Edward Kemp.…

  • Inside Wagner's Head

    Inside Wagner's Head

    From 2 September - 28 September 2013

    Simon Callow turns his attention to the life and legacy of one of opera's most influential figures in a one-man show for Deloitte Ignite.…

  • Jewels


    From 17 December 2013 - 7 January 2014

    George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a ballet gem in its own right.…

  • Jonas Kaufmann - Winterreise

    Jonas Kaufmann - Winterreise

    From 6 April 2014

    One of the world’s leading tenors sings Schubert's sublime song cycle.…

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    JPYA Summer Performance

    From 20 July 2014

    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.…

  • King Priam

    King Priam

    From 13 February - 22 February 2014

    English Touring Opera presents a new production of Tippett's haunting pacifist opera, set during the fall of Troy.…

  • L'Ormindo


    From 25 March - 12 April 2014

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

  • La bohème

    La bohème

    From 9 July - 19 July 2014

    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 3 March - 18 March 2014

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

  • La traviata

    La traviata

    From 19 April - 20 May 2014

    Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.…

  • Le nozze di Figaro

    Le nozze di Figaro

    From 16 September 2013 - 15 May 2014

    Revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s glorious comedy.…

  • Les Vêpres siciliennes

    Les Vêpres siciliennes

    From 17 October - 11 November 2013

    A rare opportunity to see Verdi’s great opera, brought to the Royal Opera House for the first time in an imaginative new staging by Stefan Herheim.…

  • London International Mime Festival

    London International Mime Festival

    From 9 January - 1 February 2014

    The acclaimed annual festival returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre.…

  • MacBeth


    From 12 November - 13 November 2013

    A radical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic play from innovative Welsh company De Oscuro.…

  • Manon


    From 14 January - 4 February 2014

    A young girl longing for love is corrupted by wealth and luxury in Massenet’s classic opera, directed by Laurent Pelly.…

  • Manon Lescaut

    Manon Lescaut

    From 17 June - 7 July 2014

    Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.…

  • Maria Stuarda

    Maria Stuarda

    From 5 July - 18 July 2014

    Two queens become bitter rivals in Donizetti’s tragic opera, given a new staging by directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser.…

  • Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance

    Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance

    From 16 October - 18 October 2013

    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 19 October 2013

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

  • Moses und Aron

    Moses und Aron

    From 25 July - 26 July 2014

    Welsh National Opera perform Schoenberg's unfinished masterpiece.…

  • Musical Rumpus: The Mountain Shakers

    Musical Rumpus: The Mountain Shakers

    From 17 June - 18 June 2014

    Spitalfields Music present Handel's Acis and Galatea in an award-winining adaptation for toddlers.…

  • Nobody’s Baby – The World's Greatest Show

    Nobody’s Baby – The World's Greatest Show

    From 27 July 2014

    Arthur Pita, creator of the award-winning The Metamorphosis, presents a unique new piece of dance theatre in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.…

  • Northern Ballet

    Northern Ballet

    From 8 May - 10 May 2014

    One of the UK's top ballet companies visits the Linbury Studio Theatre with a captivating mixed programme.…

  • Parsifal


    From 30 November - 18 December 2013

    Wagner’s final great masterpiece returns to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by Stephen Langridge.…

  • Particle Velocity

    Particle Velocity

    From 19 November - 23 November 2013

    Particle Velocity is a boldly inventive new programme of work from leading contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre.…

  • Paul Bunyan

    Paul Bunyan

    From 17 February - 21 February 2014

    Liam Steel directs a new production of Britten's rarely-seen first stage work, a beguiling evocation of America.…

  • Pictures We Make

    Pictures We Make

    From 15 November - 16 November 2013

    The London premiere of two new works by Company Chameleon, Resident Company at The Lowry.…

  • Quartett


    From 18 June - 28 June 2014

    Luca Francesconi’s epic opera, acclaimed around the world, is brought to London for the first time in a new production by John Fulljames.…

  • Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    From 19 May 2014

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

  • Rhapsody


    From 7 February - 15 February 2014

    A celebratory showpiece set to sweeping music by Rachmaninoff – Frederick Ashton’s ballet is a tribute to virtuoso dance.…

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    From 19 October - 7 December 2013

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

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    From 28 July - 31 July 2014

    The Mariinsky season opens with Lavrovsky and Prokofiev's iconic telling of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers.…

  • SensoryO


    From 4 March - 7 March 2014

    Scottish Opera's hugely popular musical adventure for toddlers comes to the Clore Studio.…

  • Serenade


    From 14 May - 26 May 2014

    The music of Tchaikovsky is partnered with sublime choreography in one of Balanchine’s earliest and best-loved works.…

  • Side by Side

    Side by Side

    From 4 May 2014

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

  • Street Stories

    Street Stories

    From 3 May 2014

    Thirty young East Londoners perform new interpretations of Faust, created by emerging artists: choreographer Hannah Anderson-Ricketts, composer Alex Groves and designer Kelli Des Jarlais.…

  • Swan Lake

    Swan Lake

    From 1 August - 14 August 2014

    The Mariinsky dances Konstantin Sergeyev's classic production of Tchaikovsky's romantic masterpiece.…

  • Sweet Violets

    Sweet Violets

    From 14 May - 26 May 2014

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

  • Tetractys - The Art of Fugue

    Tetractys - The Art of Fugue

    From 7 February - 15 February 2014

    An exhilarating fusion of contemporary ballet and baroque music: groundbreaking choreographer Wayne McGregor’s latest work for The Royal Ballet is set to music by J.S. Bach.…

  • The Commission / Café Kafka

    The Commission / Café Kafka

    From 17 March - 19 March 2014

    The Royal Opera presents two debut operas from two leading young composers, Elspeth Brooke and Francisco Coll.…

  • The Concert

    The Concert

    From 31 May - 13 June 2014

    Jerome Robbins holds a mirror up to audiences everywhere in this exuberant comic ballet, set to Chopin’s well-loved piano music.…

  • The Crackle

    The Crackle

    From 5 April - 12 April 2014

    Pioneering sound artist Matthew Herbert adapts the Faust legend for The Royal Opera in the Linbury Studio Theatre.…

  • The Dream

    The Dream

    From 31 May - 13 June 2014

    Frederick Ashton’s delightful interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic of The Royal Ballet.…

  • The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH

    The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH

    From 11 August - 12 August 2014

    The Mariinsky dances a spectacular mixed programme with works by Fokine, Ashton and Ratmansky.…

  • The Human Seasons

    The Human Seasons

    From 9 November - 23 November 2013

    Visionary British choreographer David Dawson presents his first work for The Royal Ballet.…

  • The Killing Flower

    The Killing Flower

    From 24 October 2013

    Music Theatre Wales presents Salvatore Sciarrino’s bewitching opera, based on the true story of Renaissance madrigal master and murderer Carlo Gesualdo.…

  • The Measures Taken

    The Measures Taken

    From 15 May - 16 May 2014

    Cutting-edge technology and thrilling choreography meet in a double programme from Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate Alexander Whitley, featuring a world premiere.…

  • The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker

    From 4 December 2013 - 16 January 2014

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

  • The Rite of Spring

    The Rite of Spring

    From 9 November - 23 November 2013

    An iconic ballet of the 20th century: Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score and MacMillan’s bold choreography depict the violent birth pangs of spring.…

  • The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    From 12 July 2014

    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 2 July - 5 July 2014

    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 22 February - 9 April 2014

    Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in Petipa’s classic ballet.…

  • The Wasp Factory

    The Wasp Factory

    From 2 October - 8 October 2013

    Iain Banks’s cult novel is transformed into gripping music theatre by composer Ben Frost and librettist David Pountney.…

  • The Wind in the Willows

    The Wind in the Willows

    From 11 December 2013 - 1 February 2014

    The Vaudeville Theatre in the West End hosts choreographer and director Will Tuckett’s hugely popular and critically acclaimed Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale.…

  • The Winter's Tale

    The Winter's Tale

    From 10 April - 8 May 2014

    The world premiere of a new full-length ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, based on Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation.…

  • Through His Teeth

    Through His Teeth

    From 3 April - 11 April 2014

    Luke Bedford and playwright David Harrower's new opera is a warped retelling of the Faust legend.…

  • Tosca


    From 10 May - 26 June 2014

    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.…

  • Turandot


    From 9 September 2013 - 10 March 2014

    Andrei Serban’s staging of Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama.…

  • Verve


    From 6 May 2014

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

  • Water Stories / Noces / Virtual Descent

    Water Stories / Noces / Virtual Descent

    From 30 October - 1 November 2013

    The acclaimed National Dance Company Wales presents three dynamic productions to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its creation.…

  • Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature

    Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature

    From 22 July - 26 July 2014

    New York City Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan collaborates with four young choreographers to create a suite of duets.…

  • Windows into Tristan and Isolde

    Windows into Tristan and Isolde

    From 22 September 2013

    Celebrated jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph presents a contemporary reimagining of this timeless romantic legend.…

  • Wozzeck


    From 31 October - 15 November 2013

    Director Keith Warner probes the psychological depths of Berg’s 20th-century operatic masterpiece.…

  • Young British Dancer Of The Year Award

    Young British Dancer Of The Year Award

    From 8 March 2014

    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.…


  • A Beginner's Guide to the Rite of Spring

    A Beginner's Guide to the Rite of Spring

    From 21 October 2013

    Come and find out why Stravinsky's masterpiece is one of the influential works of the 20th Century. Explore how Kenneth MacMillan created a version for The Royal Ballet of visceral and primeval beauty.…

  • In Conversation with... (Ballet)

    In Conversation with... (Ballet)

    From 7 November 2013

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

  • Insights: Ariadne auf Naxos

    Insights: Ariadne auf Naxos

    From 12 June 2014

    Members of the cast and creative team discuss everything you need to know to get the most out of Richard Strauss’s dazzling opera.…

  • Insights: Ballet Black

    Insights: Ballet Black

    From 10 January 2014

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

  • Insights: Carmen

    Insights: Carmen

    From 28 November 2013

    Come and learn about the ingredients that make Bizet's Carmen, a firm favourite in opera houses worldwide.…

  • Insights: Dialogues des Carmélites

    Insights: Dialogues des Carmélites

    From 16 May 2014

    Come and explore Poulenc’s turbulent and gripping account of the French Revolution, with members of the cast and creative team involved in Robert Carsen’s production.…

  • Insights: Die Frau ohne Schatten

    Insights: Die Frau ohne Schatten

    From 25 February 2014

    Come and hear from the cast and creative team as they tackle Strauss's exotic fairytale in this striking new production by Claus Guth.…

  • Insights: Don Giovanni

    Insights: Don Giovanni

    From 7 January 2014

    Kasper Holten offers a fresh interpretation of Mozart's morality tale of serial seducer Don Giovanni. Come and explore this exciting new production with members of the cast and production team.…

  • Insights: Faust

    Insights: Faust

    From 6 April 2014

    Man Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies) explores the nature of the modern pact with the devil, and how we can recognize him when he visits us.…

  • Insights: Giselle

    Insights: Giselle

    From 6 January 2014

    One of the greatest Romantic ballets ever created, delve into this graceful and heartbreaking story of betrayal, vengeance and enduring love with staff and artists of the Royal Ballet.…

  • Insights: In Conversation with Antonio Pappano

    Insights: In Conversation with Antonio Pappano

    From 14 March 2014

    Hear from one of the most versatile and celebrated Music Directors in the world, Covent Garden’s Antonio Pappano, as he discusses his passions, challenges and goals for ROH in the past, present and future.…

  • Insights: In Conversation with Joseph Calleja

    Insights: In Conversation with Joseph Calleja

    From 8 April 2014

    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 11 June 2014

    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: John Tomlinson

    Insights: John Tomlinson

    From 25 November 2013

    Continuing our celebration of his bicentenary, join opera icon and Wagnerian legend Sir John Tomlinson as he works in Masterclass with singers at the start of their career. In collaboration with Wagner 200.…

  • Insights: L'Ormindo

    Insights: L'Ormindo

    From 4 December 2013

    An exciting new collaboration between the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presenting Cavalli's comic opera L'Ormindo.…

  • Insights: La traviata sing-along

    Insights: La traviata sing-along

    From 13 March 2014

    Come and make your operatic debut with the acclaimed chorus master Dominic Peckham learning and singing extracts from one of Verdi's best-loved scores.…

  • Insights: Les Vêpres siciliennes

    Insights: Les Vêpres siciliennes

    From 11 October 2013

    Join the cast and production team of this Verdian epic as they prepare for the Covent Garden stage.…

  • Insights: Manon Lescaut

    Insights: Manon Lescaut

    From 27 May 2014

    Discover more about this new production of a Puccini masterpiece with the cast and production team.…

  • Insights: Maria Stuarda

    Insights: Maria Stuarda

    From 10 June 2014

    Come and find out more about the feud between Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I in Donizetti’s blistering historical drama with members of the cast and production team of The Royal Opera's new production.…

  • Insights: National Opera Studio Masterclass

    Insights: National Opera Studio Masterclass

    From 7 May 2014

    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: New Marriott

    Insights: New Marriott

    From 12 May 2014

    Come and explore the creative journey with Alastair Marriott and his team just a few weeks before opening night of his latest commission for The Royal Ballet.…

  • Insights: Parsifal

    Insights: Parsifal

    From 8 November 2013

    Join Antonio Pappano and other members of the cast and production team as they explore Wagner's last great spiritual masterpiece.…

  • Insights: Pleasure and Inspiration

    Insights: Pleasure and Inspiration

    From 28 March 2014

    What do Verdi’s La traviata, Puccini’s Tosca and Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel have in common?…

  • Insights: The Art of Fugue

    Insights: The Art of Fugue

    From 3 February 2014

    Explore an exhilarating fusion of Baroque music and contemporary ballet during the creative process as Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor introduces his new work.…

  • Insights: The Nutcracker

    Insights: The Nutcracker

    From 17 November 2013

    A perennial favourite for audiences around the globe, gain an introduction to The Nutcracker.…

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class

    Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class

    From 20 May 2014

    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 24 April 2014

    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.…

  • Insights: The Winter's Tale

    Insights: The Winter's Tale

    From 11 March 2014

    Hear from Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and his creative team as they present their ideas for the exciting new full length ballet based on Shakespeare's timeless tale. With dancers of The Royal Ballet…

  • Insights: Theatre of Sound

    Insights: Theatre of Sound

    From 21 June 2014

    A complete guide to sound replication, recording and how composers use this ever-developing technology in their work.…

  • Insights: Verdi/Wagner Day

    Insights: Verdi/Wagner Day

    From 3 November 2013

    Come and celebrate the bicentenary of two operatic greats with in depth talks and analysis in partnership with King's College London.…

  • Insights: Why the world needs compassion now!

    Insights: Why the world needs compassion now!

    From 1 July 2014

    Join UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova and internationally renowned scholar on comparative religions Karen Armstrong FRSL in conversation to discuss religion and conflict in the world today.…

  • Insights: Wigs and Make-Up

    Insights: Wigs and Make-Up

    From 6 November 2013

    Come and hear from the team about the skills involved in creating theatre characters, with live demonstrations.…

  • Insights: Wozzeck

    Insights: Wozzeck

    From 23 October 2013

    Join conductor Mark Elder as he introduces you to the disturbing and harrowing score to Alban Berg's Wozzeck.…

  • ROH Orchestra in rehearsal

    ROH Orchestra in rehearsal

    From 9 June 2014

    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.…


  • Friends Rehearsals

    Friends Rehearsals

    From 14 May - 21 June 2014

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


  • Lunchtime Recitals

    Lunchtime Recitals

    From 30 September 2013 - 14 July 2014

    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 14 October - 17 October 2013

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



  • Big Sing Fridays

    Big Sing Fridays

    From 15 November 2013 - 20 June 2014

    Shake the week’s cobwebs away with a good sing in the Paul Hamlyn Hall! Explore the world of opera with The Royal Opera’s music staff and guest artists.…

  • Family Sundays

    Family Sundays

    From 27 October 2013 - 29 June 2014

    Discover more about opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House in a fun-packed day ideal for all the family, with a range of exciting and creative activities on the last Sunday of every month (excluding December).…

  • New Year's Eve Party

    New Year's Eve Party

    From 31 December 2013

    Welcome in the New Year with us at the Royal Opera House and celebrate the biggest night of the year in one of the most glamorous places in London. …

  • Tea Dance

    Tea Dance

    From 4 October 2013 - 4 July 2014

    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.…