6 April 2016 at 9.59am | 70 Comments
Details of the Royal Opera House's 2016/17 Season have been announced.
The Royal Opera’s Season includes seven new productions at the Royal Opera House - Norma, Cosi fan tutte, The Nose, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, The Exterminating Angel and Otello. Two of these are from directors new to Covent Garden (Jan Philipp Gloger and Barrie Kosky). The programme also includes first revivals of Manon Lescaut, Written on Skin, Il trovatore and Adriana Lecouvreur.
The Season includes three other premieres away from the Royal Opera House in collaboration with a range of partners, co-producers and co-commissioners. Handel’s Oreste will be performed at Wilton’s Music Hall by members of the Jette Parker Young Artist programme.
The 2016/17 Season also sees Antonio Pappano renew his contract as Music Director of The Royal Opera until 2020. Pappano will conduct five productions during the Season, including three new productions.
The Royal Ballet's Season will include four world premieres - new one-act ballets from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Crystal Pite at the Royal Opera House, as well as a new production of Philip Glass’s dance opera Les Enfants Terribles by choreographer Javier De Frutos at the Barbican. It also includes major revivals of Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia and William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude as well as the return of Mayerling, The Nutcracker, La fille mal gardée, The Dream and Marguerite and Armand.
The 2016/17 Season programme marks The Royal Ballet’s 70 years as resident ballet company of The Royal Opera House. The Company’s seven-decade association with the theatre will be celebrated with performances of The Sleeping Beauty and Symphonic Variations. Also celebrating an anniversary during the Season is Wayne McGregor, who marks 10 years as Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet with his aforementioned new one-act ballet set to a commissioned score by Steve Reich and revivals of Chroma, Woolf Works and Carbon Life. McGregor will also create a new work in celebration of Chance to Dance’s 25th anniversary as well as mentor young choreographers Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet, who will present new commissions in the Clore Studio.
View full listings for The Royal Ballet's 2016/17 Season
Casting correct at time of publishing
12 productions will be relayed live to cinemas around the world as part of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season - six from The Royal Opera and six from The Royal Ballet.