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Royal Opera Series

The Royal Opera Series is a philanthropic initiative to support the work of The Royal Opera. It offers a special opportunity for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of our opera repertory and discover more about what it means to be an artist with The Royal Opera, how we invest in talent and bring our productions to the stage.

The Royal Opera Series Events for 2016/17 Season

Jette Parker Young Artists Evening Coaching Session
Wednesday 2 November 2016

Join the Maestro’s Circle for an evening with Maestro Antonio Pappano and current and former Jette Parker Young Artists Francesca Chiejina, David Shipley and Jonathan Santagada, hosted by a generous philanthropist in a beautiful central London location.

An Evening with Renée Fleming
Wednesday 30 November 2016

Join us for a very special evening with the great America soprano Renée Fleming in advance of her return to the role of the Marschallin in a new production of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. 

Exploring Wagner’s Music
Wednesday 8 February 2017

Gain new insights into Richard Wagner’s life and work with members of the Wagner Circle in a musical evening with celebrated soprano and Wagnerian specialist Lisa Gasteen.

The Exterminating Angel: Stage and Orchestra Rehearsal
Thursday 13 April 2017

An exclusive opportunity to observe a stage rehearsal of this keenly anticipated new opera from British composer Thomas Adès, who will also be conducting the rehearsal.

Rediscovering Lyric Masterpieces
Tuesday 13 June 2017

French conductor and harpsichordist Christophe Rousset will be discussing his passion for lyric opera and his Royal Opera debut conducting Mitridate, re di Ponto at the final Connoisseurs’ Series event of the Season.

The Royal Opera Series will return in the 2017/18 Season and further information will be available in the summer. However, should you wish to speak to us, please do contact Emma Warren-Thomas on +44 (0)20 7212 9784 or email We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.