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Maestro's Circle

The Royal Opera is one of the world’s leading opera companies, renowned for staging outstanding productions of classical and contemporary repertory. In his 17th Season as Music Director, Maestro Antonio Pappano will conduct operatic and concert masterpieces from Richard Wagner, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky and Giuseppe Verdi.

The Maestro’s Circle is a special opportunity for philanthropists who would like to deepen their knowledge about Maestro Pappano’s work with the principal singers, the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Supporters enjoy a series of events and rehearsals in the company of Maestro Pappano, including private chorus, orchestra, sitzprobe and full stage rehearsals, an evening around a performance and an intimate coaching session with Jette Parker Young Artists.

To find out more, please contact Alice Clayton on +44 (0)20 7212 9757 or by email to

The Maestro’s Circle 2018/19 Season

Supporters will be warmly welcomed to the following events:

Verdi’s Requiem
Chorus Rehearsal
Monday 15 October 2018, 2.30pm

The Queen of Spades
Stage and Orchestra Rehearsal
Tuesday 8 January 2019, 11am

The Queen of Spades
Evening around a Performance*
Wednesday 16 January 2019*, 7pm

Orchestral Concert
Orchestral Rehearsal
Henry Wood Hall, London, SE1
Wednesday 6 February 2019, 10.30am

La Forza del Destino
Sitzprobe Rehearsal
Friday 8 March 2019, 2.30pm

Coaching Session with Jette Parker Young Artists
hosted by philanthropists in a private home
Wednesday 10 April, 7pm


* Please note that all tickets and refreshments are in addition to your generous gift.
Access to rehearsals is at the discretion of The Royal Opera and the conductor and may change at short notice; alternative dates will be offered where possible.