The Royal Opera

One of the world’s greatest opera companies

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

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The Royal Opera

Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales

Music Director, Royal Opera House
Sir Antonio Pappano Position generously supported by Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE

Director of Opera 
Oliver Mears

Director of Casting
Peter Mario Katona

Administrative Director
Cormac Simms

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison BirtwistleMark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

Some of the world's most famous singers have performed with the Company, including Joyce DiDonatoPlácido DomingoRenée FlemingJuan Diego FlórezAngela GheorghiuJonas KaufmannAnna Netrebko and Bryn Terfel, as well as the late Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, founded in 2001, offers exceptionally talented musicians at the start of their careers a tailored programme of coaching and performance opportunities. Many of its graduates are now seen regularly on the international stage.

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Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (Company number 480523) Charity Registered (Number 211775)