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Spring Season 2014/15

Kasper Holten’s new production of Karol Szymanowski’s Król Roger opens in the Spring Season. Royal Ballet highlights include Frederick Ashton’s English classic La Fille mal gardée, and a new work by leading choreographer Hofesh Shechter.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

28 March 2014 at 5.07pm | 10 Comments

Booking dates

All the booking dates below open at 10am.

  • Premium 2 Friends: 25 November 2014
  • Premium 1 Friends: 26 November
  • Supporting Friends: 28 November
  • Friends+: 5 December
  • Friends of Covent Garden – Ballet: 9 December
  • Friends of Covent Garden – Opera: 10 December
  • Advance Booking Packages (Friends Booking): 4 December
  • Advance Booking Packages (General Booking): 20 January 2015
  • Group Booking: 8 January
  • ROH Student’s Priority: 26 January
  • General Booking: 27 January

View the Royal Opera House 2014-15 Spring Season Seating Plan and Ticket Prices (PDF 318 KB)

Purchasing tickets as part of a Package will offer the best seat availability and a saving of up to 33%. Find out more about advance booking packages.

Ballet and Dance

Spring Celebration: A Showcase of British Dance Training (Linbury Studio Theatre)
7 March
Booking opens 11 December
The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Central School of Ballet, Elmhurst School for Dance
The four best ballet schools in the UK come together for a celebration of British ballet training.

Cover (Linbury Studio Theatre)
11–14 March
By Itamar Serussi
Ballet de Lorraine performs the UK premiere of Itamar Serussi's new ballet.

Bayadère – The Ninth Life (Linbury Studio Theatre)
25–28 March
By Shobana Jeyasingh
Music: Gabriel Prokofiev
Shobana Jeyasingh reimagines Marius Petipa's India-set classical ballet in a new commission by Studio Programme, The Royal Ballet.

The Four Temperaments / Hofesh Shechter / Song of the Earth
27 March–14 April
By George Balanchine / NEW Hofesh Shechter / Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Paul Hindemith / tbc / Gustav Mahler
Masterpieces by Balanchine and MacMillan frame a world premiere from Hofesh Shechter in The Royal Ballet's thrilling mixed programme.

La Fille mal gardèe
16 April–5 May; Live cinema relay on 5 May
By Frederick Ashton
Music: Ferdinand Hérold, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery
Frederick Ashton's joyful ballet contains some of his most brilliant choreography.

Opera and Music

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny NEW
10 March–4 April; Live cinema relay on 1 April
Kurt Weill
Dir: John Fulljames
Cond: Mark Wigglesworth
John Fulljames presents a new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's furiously impassioned satire on consumerism.

Madama Butterfly
20 March–11 April
Giacomo Puccini
Dir: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Cond: Nicola Luisotti
East meets West with devastating effect in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera.

Swanhunter (Linbury Studio Theatre)
4–11 April
Jonathan Dove
Lib: Alasdair Middleton
Dir: Hannah Mulder / Rachael Canning
In a new co-production, Opera North and The Wrong Crowd present Jonathan Dove's family opera, with a beguiling blend of evocative music, stunning puppetry and visual storytelling.

Il turco in Italia
11–25 April
Gioachino Rossini
Dir: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier
Cond: Evelino Pidò
Rossini's irresistible comedy glows with Fellini-esque glamour in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's sun-drenched production.

King Size NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
14–18 April
Dir: Christoph Marthaler
A somnolent couple in a huge hotel bedroom sing songs ranging from Purcell to pop, in Christoph Marthaler's acclaimed reimagining of the Liederabend (‘evening of song’).

23–25 April
Dir: Netia Jones
Discover the mesmeric soundworld of Georg Friedrich Haas.

Król Roger NEW
1–16 May
Karol Szymanowski
Dir: Kasper Holten
Cond: Antonio Pappano
Kasper Holten presents a new production of Szymanowski's sumptuously scored meditation on identity and desire.

The Virtues of Things NEW
2–6 May
Matt Rogers
Lib: Sally O’Reilly
Rising stars Matt Rogers and Sally O'Reilly present a new opera as part of the annual collaboration between The Royal Opera, Opera North and Aldeburgh Music.

Antonio Pappano Orchestral Concert
4 May
Cond: Antonio Pappano
Soprano: Anna Caterina Antonacci
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano conducts a captivating programme that celebrates the award-winning Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

La traviata
18 May–4 July
Giuseppe Verdi
Dir: Richard Eyre
Revival Dir: Daniel Dooner
Cond: Marc Minkowski
Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

28 March 2014 at 5.07pm

This article has been categorised Ballet, Opera and tagged 2014/15

This article has 10 comments

  1. Charles Daly responded on 8 October 2014 at 3:09pm Reply

    When are we going to see a return of La Forza del Destino and Un ballo in Maschera?

  2. Simone Camilleri responded on 26 October 2014 at 11:39am Reply

    What about Boheme in May/June?

  3. Brian Slater responded on 1 November 2014 at 6:42pm Reply

    It would be nice to see a performance of I Capuletti e Montecchi, can we look forward to it.

  4. I dont really understand .

    When is general booking date for Cover at the Linbury Studio Theatre
    Is it on December 11 or on January 27th?

    Thank you.

  5. Susan Wilson responded on 11 December 2014 at 10:14pm Reply

    I would like to see Lucia di Lammermoor/ Der Freischutz/Il Trovatore/ and even some revivals of the great past productions, Visconti sets, all that grandiose and fantastical stuff. Time for lyricism and poetry.. and colour on stage.

  6. Sarah responded on 5 January 2015 at 6:59pm Reply

    Will La traviata be performed in Italian and surtitled in English? (I cannot find the answer elsewhere on the site and I don't want to make assumptions.) Thank you!

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