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Season 2014-15

From 1 September 2014 until 31 August 2015

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Productions

  • A Month in the Country

    A Month in the Country

    From 18 October - 12 November 2014

    Ashton captures the mood of Turgenev's play through exquisite dance in this poignant tale of unrequited love.…

  • Aeternum

    Aeternum

    From 7 November - 17 November 2014

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

  • Afternoon of a Faun

    Afternoon of a Faun

    From 29 May - 4 June 2015

    Jerome Robbins's poignant setting of Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune is a modern classic.…

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    From 6 December 2014 - 16 January 2015

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

  • Andrea Chénier

    Andrea Chénier

    From 20 January - 6 February 2015

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

  • Anna Nicole

    Anna Nicole

    From 11 September - 24 September 2014

    Sex, celebrity and scandal: Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera draws on the dramatic life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.…

  • Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

    Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

    From 4 May 2015

    Antonio Pappano conducts a captivating programme that celebrates the award-winning Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.…

  • Ballet Black

    Ballet Black

    From 10 February - 14 February 2015

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

  • BalletBoyz theTALENT

    BalletBoyz theTALENT

    From 16 September - 27 September 2014

    As part of Deloitte Ignite 2014, former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt bring their award-winning troupe to the Linbury Studio Theatre for the first time with an all-new programme.…

  • Cassandra

    Cassandra

    From 30 October - 1 November 2014

    Choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela and singer songwriter Ana Silvera present a poignant exploration of what it is to be called mad.…

  • Ceremony of Innocence

    Ceremony of Innocence

    From 7 November - 17 November 2014

    Kim Brandstrup's elegiac response to Benjamin Britten is a tale of lost youth and corrupted innocence.…

  • Deloitte Ignite

    Deloitte Ignite

    From 5 September - 7 September 2014

    Join us for a month of Myth with the award-winning Deloitte Ignite. Curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Minna Moore Ede, this year's festival is a feast of dance and visual art.…

  • Der fliegende Holländer

    Der fliegende Holländer

    From 5 February - 24 February 2015

    Tim Albery's acclaimed production is a darkly insightful account of Wagner's early masterpiece, The Flying Dutchman.…

  • Die Zauberflöte

    Die Zauberflöte

    From 23 February - 11 March 2015

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

  • Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni

    From 12 June - 3 July 2015

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

  • Don Quixote

    Don Quixote

    From 25 November 2014 - 22 January 2015

    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 24 February - 26 February 2015

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

  • Falstaff

    Falstaff

    From 6 July - 18 July 2015

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

  • Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan

    Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan

    From 18 October - 12 November 2014

    Ashton celebrates a great pioneer of modern dance in five atmospheric vignettes set to Brahms's piano waltzes.…

  • Glare

    Glare

    From 14 November - 22 November 2014

    Danish-German composer Søren Nils Eichberg presents a taut operatic thriller about trust and reality.…

  • Guillaume Tell

    Guillaume Tell

    From 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.…

  • I due Foscari

    I due Foscari

    From 14 October - 2 November 2014

    A despairing father is torn between love for his family and duty to a corrupt city in Verdi's searing early tragedy.…

  • Idomeneo

    Idomeneo

    From 3 November - 24 November 2014

    Love and sacrifice vie in Mozart's sublime early masterpiece, directed by Martin Kušej in his UK debut.…

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia

    Il barbiere di Siviglia

    From 19 September - 5 October 2014

    Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Rossini’s sparkling comedy is full of wit and energy.…

  • Il turco in Italia

    Il turco in Italia

    From 11 April - 27 April 2015

    Rossini's irresistible comedy glows with Fellini-esque glamour in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's sun-drenched production.…

  • In the Night

    In the Night

    From 29 May - 4 June 2015

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

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    JPYA Summer Performance

    From 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.…

  • Król Roger

    Król Roger

    From 1 May - 19 May 2015

    Kasper Holten presents a new production of Szymanowski's sumptuously scored meditation on identity and desire, King Roger.…

  • L'elisir d'amore

    L'elisir d'amore

    From 18 November - 13 December 2014

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

  • La bohème

    La bohème

    From 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.…

  • La Fille mal gardée

    La Fille mal gardée

    From 16 April - 5 May 2015

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

  • La traviata

    La traviata

    From 18 May - 4 July 2015

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

  • London International Mime Festival

    London International Mime Festival

    From 13 January - 20 January 2015

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

  • Madama Butterfly

    Madama Butterfly

    From 20 March - 11 April 2015

    East meets West with devastating effect in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera.…

  • Manon

    Manon

    From 26 September - 1 November 2014

    Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.…

  • Mapping / New Christopher Bruce / Document

    Mapping / New Christopher Bruce / Document

    From 25 November - 29 November 2014

    Phoenix Dance Theatre presents a mixed programme including a Christopher Bruce premiere and works by Darshan Singh Bhuller and the choreographic duo Ivgi & Grebem.…

  • Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance

    Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance

    From 23 October - 24 October 2014

    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 25 October 2014

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

  • Murmur / Inked

    Murmur / Inked

    From 23 January - 24 January 2015

    Dancer-choreographer Aakash Odedra presents an exhilarating mixed programme, created in collaboration with choreographers Lewis Major and Damien Jalet.…

  • New Hofesh Shechter

    New Hofesh Shechter

    From 27 March - 14 April 2015

    Hofesh Shechter brings his visceral, urgent language to The Royal Ballet in his first work for the Company.…

  • Onegin

    Onegin

    From 24 January - 27 February 2015

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

  • Orfeo

    Orfeo

    From 13 January - 24 January 2015

    Michael Boyd directs a new production of Monteverdi's masterpiece, the first great opera, at the Roundhouse.…

  • Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    From 24 July - 25 July 2015

    WNO presents Richard Ayres and Lavinia Greenlaw's new family opera adapted from J.M. Barrie's beloved fairytale.…

  • Plácido Domingo's Operalia

    Plácido Domingo's Operalia

    From 19 July 2015

    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.…

  • Rigoletto

    Rigoletto

    From 12 September - 6 October 2014

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

  • Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

    Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

    From 10 March - 4 April 2015

    John Fulljames presents a new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's furiously impassioned satire on consumerism.…

  • Scènes de ballet

    Scènes de ballet

    From 18 October - 12 November 2014

    Frederick Ashton's chic and brilliant ballet delights in a dazzling Stravinsky score.…

  • Swan Lake

    Swan Lake

    From 10 February - 9 April 2015

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

  • Swanhunter

    Swanhunter

    From 4 April - 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.…

  • Symphonic Variations

    Symphonic Variations

    From 18 October - 12 November 2014

    Ashton's seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement.…

  • The Age of Anxiety

    The Age of Anxiety

    From 7 November - 17 November 2014

    Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett creates a new narrative ballet for the Company.…

  • The Architect / new mixed programme

    The Architect / new mixed programme

    From 14 May - 20 May 2015

    One of the UK's leading touring companies visits the Linbury Studio Theatre with a mixed programme.…

  • The Bayadère Project

    The Bayadère Project

    From 25 March - 28 March 2015

    In a new Royal Opera House commission Shobana Jeyasingh reimagines Marius Petipa's India-set classical ballet.…

  • The Four Temperaments

    The Four Temperaments

    From 27 March - 14 April 2015

    Balanchine created a new style of ballet in this radiant and challenging piece, one of his greatest works.…

  • The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    From 6 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

    ZooNation burst onto the stage with their family Christmas show, a wonderfully wacky take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.…

  • The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

    From 12 July 2015

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

  • The Trial

    The Trial

    From 10 October - 18 October 2014

    Philip Glass, one of the world's most popular contemporary composers, creates a new work for Music Theatre Wales based on Kafka's nightmarish novel.…

  • The Wind in the Willows

    The Wind in the Willows

    From 26 November 2014 - 17 January 2015

    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.…

  • Tristan und Isolde

    Tristan und Isolde

    From 5 December - 21 December 2014

    Christof Loy brings intense insight to Wagner’s story of illicit love, told through music of thrilling power.…

  • Un ballo in maschera

    Un ballo in maschera

    From 18 December 2014 - 17 January 2015

    Katharina Thoma directs a new production of Verdi's tragedy of illicit love, loyalty and betrayal.…

  • Woolf Works

    Woolf Works

    From 11 May - 26 May 2015

    Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his first full-length ballet for the Company.…

Insights

  • Insights: Anna Nicole

    Insights: Anna Nicole

    From 1 September 2014

    Three years on from the premiere's sell-out run, the original production team of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole return to restage the work. Come and find out what all the fuss is about.…

  • Insights: Ballet Evolved

    Insights: Ballet Evolved

    From 2 November 2014

    From its origins at the French court, the ballet class has evolved through the centuries. Come and join Ursula Hageli as she explores this ballet tradition with dancers of The Royal Ballet.…

  • Insights: Cassandra

    Insights: Cassandra

    From 9 September 2014

    Meet choreographer and Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela, as he discusses the influences of and creative process behind the world premiere of his new ballet.…

  • Insights: Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety

    Insights: Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety

    From 27 October 2014

    Join choreographers Kim Brandstrup and Liam Scarlett as they introduce their new ballets in The Royal Ballet's triple programme.…

  • Insights: Don Quixote

    Insights: Don Quixote

    From 19 November 2014

    Join the creative team behind Carlos Acosta's sun-drenched production of this classic tale in preparation for its first revival.…

  • Insights: I due Foscari

    Insights: I due Foscari

    From 23 September 2014

    Find out more about this new production of Verdi’s intense tale of betrayal and corruption with the production team.…

  • Insights: Idomeneo

    Insights: Idomeneo

    From 7 October 2014

    Join the production team of this exciting new production of Mozart’s early masterpiece as they present their ideas just a few weeks before opening night.…

  • Insights: In Conversation with Antonio Pappano

    Insights: In Conversation with Antonio Pappano

    From 30 September 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 Matthew Golding

    Insights: In Conversation with Matthew Golding

    From 17 September 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: Król Roger

    Insights: Król Roger

    From 13 October 2014

    Join Kasper Holten and other members of the production team as they distil their ideas for what promises to be a visually stunning production of Szymanowski’s masterpiece. Warning: spoiler alert!…

  • Insights: Leave Opera Alone!

    Insights: Leave Opera Alone!

    From 20 October 2014

    Find out and speak your own mind about how opera houses commission and stage new productions. With Kasper Holten, Director of Opera, and other guest speakers.…

  • Insights: Manon

    Insights: Manon

    From 18 September 2014

    Discover more from staff and artists of The Royal Ballet as they reveal how Kenneth MacMillan’s enthralling production of Manon still has the power to captivate audiences in its 40th anniversary year.…

  • Insights: Mark Elder

    Insights: Mark Elder

    From 11 September 2014

    Join conductor Mark Elder as he explores the Rossininian voice, using Il barbiere di Siviglia as a guide.…

  • Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class

    Insights: The Royal Ballet in Class

    From 3 October 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 29 September - 26 November 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 Trial

    Insights: The Trial

    From 9 October 2014

    In association with Music Theatre Wales, join composer Philip Glass and playwright Christopher Hampton as they reveal more about their new collaboration to bring Kafka’s terrifying novel The Trial to the stage.…

Rehearsals

  • Friends Rehearsals

    Friends Rehearsals

    From 9 September - 21 November 2014

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

Recitals

  • Meet the Young Artists: Free Recitals

    Meet the Young Artists: Free Recitals

    From 20 October - 22 October 2014

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

Tours

Functions

  • Big Sing Fridays

    Big Sing Fridays

    From 3 October - 5 December 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 28 September 2014 - 28 June 2015

    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).…

  • Inspiration Day

    Inspiration Day

    From 24 October 2014

    Discover the fascinating world of the artists and craftspeople who make the Royal Opera House’s sets on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop in Thurrock.…

  • Tea Dance

    Tea Dance

    From 19 September - 28 November 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.…