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Productions

La traviata

  • 21–31 January 2019
  • Main Stage

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

The Queen of Spades

  • 22 January—1 February 2019
  • Main Stage

Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.

TRIO ConcertDance

  • 22–27 January 2019
  • Linbury Theatre

World-renowned ballerina Alessandra Ferri performs an innovative programme with Herman Cornejo and pianist Bruce Levingston exploring the connection between music and dance.

Asphodel Meadows / The Two Pigeons

  • 2–13 February 2019
  • Main Stage

Ballets by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett share the stage in this mixed programme with music by Messager and Poulenc.

Katya Kabanova

  • 4–26 February 2019
  • Main Stage

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

New Work New Music

  • 6–9 February 2019
  • Linbury Theatre

The Royal Ballet makes its first appearance in the newly-refurbished Linbury Theatre, performing six world premieres to contemporary music never before used for dance.

Orchestral Concert 2018-19 Season

  • 8 February 2019
  • Main Stage

Antonio Pappano leads the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House for a special concert performance on the Main Stage at Covent Garden.

The Royal Ballet School / The Two Pigeons

  • 12–16 February 2019
  • Main Stage

The Royal Ballet School and The Royal Ballet share the stage for a mixed programme including Ashton's charming tale of young love.

Don Quixote

  • 15 February—4 April 2019
  • Main Stage

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

The Monstrous Child

  • 21 February—3 March 2019
  • Linbury Theatre

In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon, the teenage daughter of Norse god Loki tries to find her place in the mythical world.

Insights

Insights: Primeiro Bailarino – Film Screening

  • 21 January 2019

A mesmerizing look at the challenges and triumphs of life at The Royal Ballet, featuring Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares.

Insights: Behind the Scenes – The Armoury

  • 23 January 2019

Our team of highly skilled armourers reveal what it takes to create the amazing array of weaponry seen on stage.

Young ROH Insights: Does Opera Hate Women?

  • 29 January 2019

Join us as we explore opera's attitudes to women.

Insights: Ballet Masters — The Legacy of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

  • 31 January 2019

Writer Zoë Anderson delves into the stories of two of Imperial Russia’s most celebrated Ballet Masters.

Insights: Don Quixote

  • 4 February 2019

Join the creative team and dancers who are bringing Carlos Acosta’s sunny production back to the stage.

See all upcoming Insights.

Rehearsals

Friends Rehearsals

  • 1–22 February 2019

Friends of Covent Garden have the opportunity to purchase tickets to open rehearsals.

Tours

Backstage Tour

  • 21 January—28 February 2019

Visit the Backstage and Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

Covent Garden Legends and Landmarks Tour

  • 29 January—10 February 2019

Step back into history and discover more about the Royal Opera House and the legends of London’s Theatre Land.

Thurrock Tour

  • 25 January—28 June 2019

Discover the fascinating world of the craftspeople who create stunning costumes, scenery and sets for the Royal Opera House on a tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre.

Velvet, Gilt and Glamour Tour

  • 29 January—21 March 2019

Whenever visitors see the historic auditorium of the Royal Opera House for the first time, it always amazes them.

Functions

Family Sundays

  • 27 January—28 July 2019

Discover more about opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House in fun-packed Sundays, ideal for all the family, with a range of exciting and creative activities.

Tea Dance

  • 4 February—15 July 2019

Come dancing and cha-cha-cha along to the Royal Opera House Dance Band, in beautiful surroundings that combine grandeur and elegance.

Ballet Studio Live

  • 15 March—10 May 2019

Join Royal Ballet dancers as they take class and rehearse in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, transforming the iconic space into a ballet studio for the day.

ROH Young Philanthropists – The Devil and the Philosopher

  • 25 April 2019

Join us at this Royal Opera House Young Philanthropists event: a drinks reception and informal supper celebrating David McVicar’s stunning and electric production of Gounod's masterpiece.

ROH Late

  • 28 April—16 June 2019

Live music, dancers and actors lead you deep into the dark and delightful world of opera and ballet, where nothing is quite as it seems.

Workshops

Opera Dots

  • 28 January—8 July 2019

Discover the world of opera through fun participatory workshops for children and adults, full of singing, music and stories.

Dance with The Royal Ballet

  • 8 February—26 July 2019

Learn and dance steps inspired by ballets performed at the Royal Opera House.

Ballet Dots

  • 11 February—22 July 2019

Discover the world of ballet through creative, fun and sensory dance workshops for children and adults.

Sing at the Royal Opera House

  • 15 February—19 July 2019

All ages and abilities are welcome to join in and sing in an opera chorus.

Crafternoons

  • 2 March—6 April 2019

Get making and try your hand at some of the techniques used to bring ballet and opera productions to life.

See all upcoming Workshops.

Recitals

Recitals at Lunch

  • 21 January—22 July 2019

Experience an exciting programme of music in the opulent setting of the historic Royal Opera House Crush Room, and nearby St Clement Danes.

Live at Lunch

  • 25 January—26 July 2019

Drop by for free lunchtime performances, featuring Royal Opera House artists and guest artists.