30 March 2014 at 10.07pm | 14 Comments
All the booking dates below open at 10am other than where stated. Please note the early start times of some online bookings days are at 8am.
- Premium 2 Friends: 17 February 2015
- Premium 1 Friends: 18 February
- Supporting Friends: 24 February
- Friends+: 2 March
- Friends of Covent Garden – Ballet: 3 March at 8am online and 10am on phones
- Friends of Covent Garden – Opera: 4 March at 8am and 10am on phones
- Advance Booking Packages (Friends Booking): 27 February
- Advance Booking Packages (General Booking): 24 March
- Group Booking: 17 March
- ROH Students: 30 March
- General Booking: 31 March at 8am online and 10am on phones
Ballet and Dance
Woolf Works NEW
By Wayne McGregor
Music: Max Richter
Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his first full-length ballet for the Company.
Afternoon of a Faun / In the Night / Song of the Earth
29 May–4 June; Welcome performance for families on 29 May
By Jerome Robbins / Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Claude Debussy / Fryderyk Chopin / Gustav Mahler
The Royal Ballet's mixed programme brings together two of Jerome Robbins's masterpieces with MacMillan's powerful depiction of love and loss.
The Architect / mixed programme (Linbury Studio Theatre)
By Kenneth Tindall / NEW tbc
One of the UK's leading touring companies visits the Linbury Studio Theatre with a mixed programme.
The Elves and the Shoemaker
By Daniel de Andrade
Northern Ballet presents a new children's ballet from its award-winning series Short Ballets for Small People.
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance; Verve; Ballet Central; Dutch National Ballet (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Opera and Music
23 May–16 July; Live cinema relay on 10 June
Dir: John Copley
Cond: Dan Ettinger / Alexander Joel
A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the greatest romances of all opera.
The Cure / The Corridor NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Lib: David Harsent
Dir: Martin Duncan
A double programme of chamber operas celebrates the work of Harrison Birtwistle, marking his 80th birthday.
Dot, Squiggle and Rest NEW (Clore Studio Upstairs)
Elspeth Brooke and Joy Haynes
The award-winning Polka Theatre presents their enchanting children's opera in collaboration with The Royal Opera's former Composer in Residence, Elspeth Brooke.
12 June–3 July
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dir: Kasper Holten
Cond: Alain Altinoglu
ROH Director of Opera Kasper Holten directs a mesmerizing reading of Mozart’s tragicomedy.
Guillaume Tell NEW
29 June–17 July; Live cinema relay on 5 July
Dir: Damiano Michieletto
Cond: Antonio Pappano
Damiano Michieletto makes his UK debut with a new production of Rossini's final opera and greatest masterpiece.
Dir: Robert Carsen
Cond: Michael Schønwandt
Robert Carsen’s production of Verdi’s comic masterpiece is filled with wit, humour and joie de vivre.
Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance
Staging: Greg Eldridge §
§ Jette Parker Young Artist
Plácido Domingo’s Operalia
The final of Plácido Domingo's international singing competition comes to the Royal Opera House for the first time, in an extravaganza of operatic song.
Peter Pan NEW
Lib: Lavinia Greenlaw
Dir: Keith Warner
WNO presents Richard Ayres and Lavinia Greenlaw's new family opera adapted from J.M. Barrie's beloved fairytale.