Royal Opera House Spring Gala 2020

Spring Gala

20 May 2020
Main Stage
Ballet and dance
Opera and music

Performances of this production have been cancelled as the Royal Opera House is currently closed. Find out about other cancelled performances and how you can donate the cost of your ticket, exchange for a voucher or claim a refund here.

The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet come together for a spectacular evening of music, opera and dance. Oliver Mears, Director of Opera, and Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, along with Creative Producers Kate Wyatt and Emma Southworth, have curated a unique programme that draws together the breadth of talent and experience from around the Royal Opera House. A series of artistic highlights will showcase the extraordinary range of world class talent and productions through which life is continually reimagined on the Covent Garden stage.

The evening will be conducted by Marco Armiliato and Koen Kessels, with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus, and will feature internationally acclaimed opera singers Angela Gheorghiu, Aida Garifullina, Piotr Beczala, Benjamin Bernheim and Simon Keenlyside among others. The world-renowned Principal Dancers of The Royal Ballet will be joined by the full Company and Guest Artist Roberto Bolle.

All proceeds of the evening’s performance and dinner will benefit the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, enabling us to continue to present extraordinary performances, remarkable craftsmanship and inspiring projects for learning and participation.

Generous philanthropic support from

Lord and Lady Laidlaw


There is lift access and step-free seating to most levels of the Main Stage auditorium, except the Orchestra Stalls, which are reached by a minimum of nine steps. There are more than 100 seats in the Stalls Circle, Balcony and Amphitheatre which are accessible without the need to negotiate steps. In addition, many seats in these areas and in the Donald Gordon Grand Tier and Orchestra Stalls are accessible by 10 steps or fewer. Find out more about accessing the Main Stage Auditorium.