Royal Opera House Christmas Decorations © 2018 ROH. Photograph by James Bellorini

The Royal Opera Christmas Concert

1820 December 2020
The performance will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. There is no interval.
£4 – £75
Main Stage
Opera and music

Due to London's move to Tier 3, it is with sadness that we must cancel all the scheduled performances of Royal Opera Christmas Concertfor live audiences.We are pleased to livestream a performance on Friday 18 December.

A festive concert staging will include extracts from fairy-tale opera favourites including Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, as well as from Royal Opera repertory classics including Puccini’s La bohème and Mozart's The Magic Flute and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas to bring out the full Christmas spirit.

Conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, soloists Sophie Bevan, Hanna Hipp, Jeremy White, David Butt Philip, Ross Ramgobin and Roderick Williams perform, as well as Gyula Nagy, Germán E. Alcántara and Dominic Sedgwick, with the combined forces of the Royal Opera Chorus, Jette Parker Young Artists and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in this wonderful Yuletide celebration.

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 majority of seats have been allocated in pairs, but there are a limited amount of single seats available. The maximum amount of seats that can be purchased is two. 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.

Jennifer Davis is replaced by Sophie Bevan in the roles of Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Pamina (The Magic Flute).

This production is suitable for ages 5+

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


More ways to watch

La bohème, Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel, along with a full range of ROH DVDs and BluRays, are available to buy at

Cast sheet


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.

If you have concerns about how our Covid-19 safety measures may affect your access requirements, please contact



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