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Support a Production

Support a production and become involved in the creative process leading up to the opening night of your favourite opera or ballet.

As a Production Supporter you will be invited to attend closed working rehearsals, meet with artists and members of the creative teams and visit our technical departments. You could also experience the thrill of watching a performance from the wings of the Royal Opera House stage and see the artists take their curtain calls.

As a Role Supporter, you will be invited to watch the artist in your chosen role prepare for their performances and meet them backstage during the rehearsal process.

Read about Ginny and Richard's experience supporting Kasper Holten's production of Eugene Onegin.

Production Syndicate opportunities

Woolf Works Production Syndicate

We’re excited that, in this 2014/15 Season, our next ballet syndicate will support Wayne McGregor’s first full-length ballet for the Main Stage, Woolf Works. McGregor will draw on Virginia Woolf's epochal novel Mrs Dalloway and the writer's other works, Orlando and The Waves, to create a hauntingly abstract world, accompanied by a specially commissioned score from acclaimed British composer Max Richter that will incorporate electronic with live music.

Supporters of the Syndicate will share in the journey of this production from rehearsals to opening night on 11 May 2015, through a number of exclusive daytime and evening events and rehearsals with like-minded supporters.

For more information, please contact Deborah Lewis, or telephone on +44 (0)20 7212 9448.

Tristan-Dutchman Production Syndicate 2014/15

Experience the extraordinary life backstage with Wagner’s operas:

With the new season now underway, we are turning our attention to two of Wagner’s great operas. We hope that you might like to join us both in the auditorium and also behind the scenes as the Royal Opera House prepare for the stage. The Royal Opera’s staging of Tristan und Isolde will be conducted by Music Director Antonio Pappano whilst Andris Nelsons, the new Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will be at the helm of Der fliegende Holländer. We are inviting support from Wagner lovers who would like to become involved in the process behind-the-scenes surrounding these productions.

The Production Syndicate will meet the people who make it all happen - the creative team, the singers and all those who support the performances here at the Royal Opera House. You will become part of a remarkable world, seeing a production take shape. We are privileged to be working with Stephen Gould and Nina Stemme singing the leading roles of Tristan and Isolde under Christoph Loy’s direction and Bryn Terfel and Adrianne Pieczonka singing Der Holländer and Senta in Tim Albery's Olivier-nominated production. There are various levels of support including supporting one of these roles; an unforgettable experience!

If you are interested in supporting The Royal Opera’s Wagner then please get in touch with Jessica Rigby, or telephone on +44 (0) 20 7212 9587.

The Experience

Opera has become a hugely important and integral part of my life and, although I still consider myself very much a novice, my appreciation and understanding grows with every performance.  Our most recent endeavor, to support a production syndicate for the Verdi Opera Season during 2013 and specifically the role of Don Carlos, was truly the pinnacle of our operatic experiences to date. It offered rare access to meet the principal singers, as well as the supporting cast, the magnificent orchestra and the brilliant chorus members too, whose professionalism and dedication never fails to impress me. 

Yes, of course, this level of involvement entails a financial commitment but the rewards are exceptional, genuine and most definitely life-enhancing.

Virginia Slaymaker, supporter of Don Carlo 2012-13

Supporting a role means a donation, yes, but it is so much more than that.  It provides the opportunity to get a remarkable insight into the intricacies of staging a world class production at Covent Garden. Our support ends with a strengthened respect for the talent, dedication and professionalism of the large team that is involved.

Cynthia Brown and Andy Tomkins, supporter of Les Troyens 2011-12

Read more about Cynthia Brown and Andy Tomkins experience of supporting a role in David McVicar’s Les Troyens.

Read about Helen Webb's experience when supporting Liam Scarlett's Hansel and Gretel as a member of the New Works Ballet Syndicate 2012/13.

To discuss involvement either at role or production level, please contact:
David Spinola on +44 (0)20 7212 9748 or david.spinola@roh.org.uk