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Royal Opera Series

The Royal Opera is one of the world’s leading opera companies, renowned for our outstanding performances of classical opera, as well as for commissioning new works from leading contemporary opera composers such as George Benjamin, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

The Royal Opera’s repertory is broad and ambitious, presenting powerful new works and timeless favourites, and investing in the heritage productions of the future. We also provide opportunities for young professional artists, training and supporting them through our talent development programmes.

The Royal Opera Series is a special opportunity for philanthropists who wish to deepen their knowledge of our opera repertory and gain a unique insight into the full range of the Company’s work. Supporters are invited to join The Royal Opera for a series of private events and rehearsals, spanning a range of highlights from the Season’s programme.

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

The Royal Opera Series 2018/19

Supporters will be warmly welcomed to the following events:
Verdi’s Messa da Requiem: Stage and Orchestra Rehearsal
Monday 22 October 2018

An exclusive opportunity to observe a rehearsal of Verdi’s dramatic work with soloists including Krassimira Stoyanova and Francesco Meli, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Hansel and Gretel: Stage and Orchestra Rehearsal
Thursday 6 December 2018

Join us for a closed rehearsal of our stunning new production of Humperdinck's exquisite opera. Hanna Hipp and Jennifer Davis sing the title roles, conducted by Sebastian Weigle.

An Evening with Angel Blue
January 2019

“One of the outstanding voices of her generation”; join us for an evening in conversation with the exciting American soprano, who makes her Royal Opera debut this Season singing Violetta (La traviata).

Katya Kabanova: Stage and Orchestra Rehearsal
Thurs 31 January 2019

Rising stars Amanda Majeski and Pavel Cernoch make Royal Opera debuts in Richard Jones's eagerly anticipated production of the second work in The Royal Opera's Janácek cycle.

Billy Budd: Celebration around a Performance
Monday 29 April 2019

Join us for an evening of celebration around our new production of Britten’s masterpiece starring Jacques Imbrailo and Toby Spence. Pre-performance and interval drinks receptions will be followed by a light supper with members of the cast and creative team.*

Summer Event TBC
May/June 2019

Join us for a very special evening in conversation with one of the leading stars of our Spring programme. More details to follow.

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

*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.