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At Home with the Royal Opera House

At Home offers philanthropists the opportunity to host and meet international artists at a series of intimate discussions in the comfortable setting of private Central London homes.

In six events across the Season, supporters of this philanthropic initiative will deepen their involvement with the Royal Opera House (often referred to as their second home) and expand their knowledge of opera by hearing from singers, directors, conductors and composers.

For more information, please contact David Brownlie-Marshall on +44 (0)20 7212 9448 or by email to

At Home with the Royal Opera House 2019/20

Supporters will be warmly welcomed to the following:

September 2019, 7.30pm
An Evening with Cathy Marston
An evening in conversation with acclaimed English choreographer and previous Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House Cathy Marston, as she discusses her first work for the Royal Ballet on the main stage.

October 2019, 7.30pm
Discussion with a principal dancer making their Coppélia debut
A conversation in a private home in the company of a Royal Ballet principal dancer making their debut in Ninette de Valois’ Coppélia, being interviewed by Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet Company.

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 7.30pm
An evening with David McVicar and Mark Elder
Celebrated director David McVicar and renowned conductor Mark Elder will be in conversation about their vision for Death in Venice.

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 7.30pm
In conversation with Lise Davidsen
Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen will be joined by Amy Lane, Head Staff Director for The Royal Opera, to talk about her exceptional career to date including winning the Operalia competition in 2015, making her Royal Opera debut last Season in Der Ring des Nibelungen and preparing to sing Leonore in the new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio.

Tuesday 31 March 2020, 7.30pm
An evening of discussion with Tristan and Isolde
A discussion evening in a private home in the company of tenor Michael Weinius (Tristan) and soprano Ricarda Merbeth (Isolde), who will be joined by writer, journalist and presenter Tom Service ahead of their Royal Opera debuts as opera’s most famous lovers.

Thursday 7 May 2020, 7.30pm
An evening in conversation with Karita Mattila
Join us for an evening in conversation with one of the world’s leading dramatic sopranos as she prepares to make her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra in Elektra.

Please note, artists’ availability may change at short notice