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17 October 2020
The performance will last approximately 2 hours.
Main Stage
Opera and music

The Royal Opera perform in this specially-curated evening – buy your ticket to watch one of our first socially distanced performances on our Main Stage.

4/4 is an evening of opera that has been curated by Director of Opera Oliver Mears. The events will feature celebrated directors from the world of opera and theatre, paired with composers, conductors, singers and small ensembles of musicians in bold works.

In this event, acclaimed opera directors Adele Thomas, Deborah Warner, Richard Jones and Antony McDonald will be directing Allan Clayton, Christine Rice and Jette Parker Young Artists Alexandra Lowe and Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, in works by Handel, Gruber, Barber and Britten.

Buying tickets

According to current government guidelines, you must only attend performances with individuals from your household or support bubble.

Seats are being allocated to ensure safe social distancing for all audience members. The maximum amount of seats that can be purchased is two. There are a limited amount of single seats available. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Although every effort has been made to ensure the best views, some seats may be subject to restricted viewing.

You can choose an area of the auditorium in which to sit and a pricing zone – we will then send you your seat number(s) with your confirmation email. No paper tickets will be issued for this event. After receiving your confirmation email you will receive an e-ticket with your seat number. You can also find your ticket within the My Account area.

Please note flashing lights are used in this performance.

Safety information

We are working hard to keep our audiences and staff safe. We ask that you please:

Follow the one way system, and instructions from staff

Wear a mask at all times

Keep distance from those around you.

Find out more


The performance will also be broadcast online and available to watch from 7.30pm BST Saturday 17 October. Buy access to the stream now.

Cast Sheet


Conductor (Apollo and Daphne)Christian Curnyn

Conductor (Frankenstein!!)Edmund Whitehead

Conductor (Phaedra)Richard Hetherington

Conductor (Knoxville Summer of 1915)Patrick Milne

Tenor (Frankenstein!!)Allan Clayton

Mezzo-SopranoChristine Rice

Soprano and Jette Parker Young Artist (Apollo and Daphne)Alexandra Lowe

Soprano and Jette Parker Young ArtistMasabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Baritone (Apollo and Daphne)Jonathan McGovern

Tenor and Jette Parker Young Artist (Phaedra)Andrés Presno

Dancer (Phaedra)Matthew Ball

Actor (Frankenstein!!)Dawn Woolongong


Director (Apollo and Daphne)Adele Thomas

Director (Phaedra)Deborah Warner

Director (Frankenstein!!)Richard Jones

Director (Knoxville: Summer of 1915)Antony McDonald

DesignerAntony McDonald

Lighting designerAdam Silverman

Movement director (Apollo and Daphne)Emma Woods

Movement director (Frankenstein!! and Knoxville: Summer of 1915)Sarah Fahie


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