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Winter Season 2015/16

Highlights this Season include a new Royal Opera production of Chabrier’s delightful comedy L’Étoile, Will Tuckett's Elizabeth and a Royal Ballet mixed programme devoted entirely to work by Christopher Wheeldon.

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

15 April 2015 at 9.56am | 6 Comments

Highlights for The Royal Opera this winter include Mariame Clément's new production of Emmanuel Chabrier's delightful French comedy L’Étoile, a title never before seen on the Covent Garden stage. Revivals include Kasper Holten’s elegiac production of Tchaikovsky’s most famous opera Eugene Onegin, conducted by Semyon Bychkov; and Richard Jones’s production of Puccini’s dramatic trio Il trittico, in which Ermonela Jaho, acclaimed for her performance in 2011, reprises the role of Sister Angelica.

The Season concludes with the second annual orchestral concert, in which the internationally renowned Orchestra of the Royal Opera House perform showpiece works under the baton of Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano.

The greatest of all Romantic ballets returns to The Royal Ballet for the Winter Season 2015/16: Peter Wright’s production of Giselle, a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and enduring love. The Season also includes the first mixed programme devoted entirely to work by Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon: the trio of one-act ballets includes a world premiere, After the Rain and Within the Golden Hour.

In the Linbury Studio Theatre, Will Tuckett’s Elizabeth opens in January. Starring Carlos Acosta and Zenaida Yanowsky, it is a full-length narrative about the life of Elizabeth I. The piece will mark a wonderful end to our Season in the Linbury Studio Theatre before it closes for refurbishment as part of Open Up.

View more details of the 2015/16 Season:
Autumn | Spring | Summer | ROH Live Cinema

Booking for Winter Season 2015/16 opens to Friends of Covent Garden on 22 September 2015 for dance productions and 23 September 2015 for opera productions. General booking opens on 21 October 2015. 

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

15 April 2015 at 9.56am

This article has been categorised Ballet, Opera, Uncategorised and tagged 2015/16, Linbury Studio Theatre, Mixed Programme, season, season announcement, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, winter, winter season

This article has 6 comments

  1. Robert Burt responded on 1 June 2015 at 4:43pm Reply

    I live in the U.S. and will be in London in January and would like to see a performance when I'm there.

    Do you publish a calendar of performances so I can see my choices?

    When can I purchase tickets on-line?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 1 June 2015 at 4:49pm

      Hi Robert,

      Yes, if you browse at you can see what will be performed during the time you are in London. Alternatively, you can also use the ticket search on the right-hand side of to filter by ticket price.

      January performances straddle both the Autumn and Winter Seasons (booking dates differ for both so when booking opens depends on what you opt to see).

      Friends booking for Autumn performances opens on 16 June for ballet and 17 June for opera. General booking for the Autumn Season opens on 14 July.

      Friends booking for Winter performances opens on 22 September for ballet and 23 September for opera. General booking for Winter Season performances opens on 21 October

      I hope that's of help.


      ROH Content Producer

  2. Kay Vowles responded on 26 August 2015 at 12:24pm Reply

    Further to the enquiry above, it really would be helpful to have a webpage which is simply a calendar (in chronological date order!) with the name of the production beside the date. I think you used to do a printed list like this, available at the theatre, but I haven't seen one for ages. It can't be too difficult to produce such a web page, surely?

  3. Yet again, the booking system fails. This time for supporting friends winter season. I have emails going back over seven years apologising for these failures but nothing ever appears to be done to get a fail-proof system.
    Perhaps you should outsource it to one of the other houses that I book with where I never have problems even if I struggle to understand the local language!

  4. Jane scott responded on 2 October 2015 at 6:57pm Reply

    i went online at 9m promptly on friend booking dy for the blanket, no spent about three minutes in a queue before being able to book my tickets. It all worked perfectly well, and I was able to book the tickets I wanted with no trouble at all.u

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