Andrea Chenier

Andrea Chenier

The poet Andrea Chénier attends a party at the Countess di Coigny's mansion. 

Within the Golden Hour, New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Flight Pattern

Within the Golden Hour, New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Flight Pattern

Seven couples dance in shifting groups. 

Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Three new recruits join the warship HMS Indomitable, commanded by the scholarly Captain Vere. 

La forza del destino

La forza del destino

The Marquis of Calatrava forbids his daughter Leonora to marry the South American nobleman Don Alvaro. 

Faust

Faust

Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. 

Romeo And Juliet - The Royal Ballet

Romeo And Juliet - The Royal Ballet

The story is set against a wonderful evocation of 16th-century Verona, and includes a bustling marketplace that erupts into a violent sword fight, and a lavish ball held in an eleg… 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein is about to leave home for university, away from his family and Elizabeth, the woman he loves. 

Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi Fan Tutte

Thomas Allen and five young operatic talents star in Mozart's theatrical and tuneful comedy about love and fidelity. 

The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School

The dancers of the future bring their talent to the Royal Opera House main stage for three special performances. 

Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons

Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons

Ballets by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett share the stage in this mixed programme with music by Messager and Poulenc. 

Katya Kabanova

Katya Kabanova

Rising stars Amanda Majeski and Pavel Cernoch make Royal Opera debuts in Richard Jones's production of the second work in The Royal Opera's Janácek cycle. 

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel's parents have fallen on hard times. 

The Unknown Soldier - Mixed Ballet

The Unknown Soldier - Mixed Ballet

The classical and the contemporary meet in this programme of three complementary works. 

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

The dashing corsair Simon Boccanegra and Maria, daughter of the nobleman Jacopo Fiesco, have fallen in love and had an illegitimate daughter. 

La Bayadere

La Bayadere

Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. 

Soloman

Soloman

Handel’s glorious oratorio rejoices in the wisdom of Solomon, one of Israel’s greatest kings. 

Falstaff

Falstaff

Old, large and lecherous, Sir John Falstaff can’t resist the ladies. 

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. 

Lessons in Love and Violence

Lessons in Love and Violence

A king is forced to choose between love and political expediency. 

Antonio Pappano Concert

Antonio Pappano Concert

Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts the internationally renowned Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in a concert of orchestral works on the main stage. 

Obsidian Tear Mixed

Obsidian Tear Mixed

The imaginative world of the ballet is both archaic and futuristic in its exploration of the tribal behaviour of its all-male group. 

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Downtrodden housewife Katerina is seduced by Sergey. 

Macbeth - Royal Opera

Macbeth - Royal Opera

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth an… 

Manon

Manon

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. 

New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon

New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor… 

From The House Of The Dead

From The House Of The Dead

From the House of the Dead is Janáček’s final work and arguably his most powerful. 

The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet

The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet

King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. 

Carmen - Royal Opera

Carmen - Royal Opera

Barrie Kosky directs Bizet’s much-loved opera, with Jakub Hrůša and Christopher Willis conducting two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaëlle Arquez in the title… 

Giselle - Royal Ballet

Giselle - Royal Ballet

The peasant girl Giselle discovers the true identity of her lover Albrecht – and that he is promised to another. 

Tosca - Royal Opera

Tosca - Royal Opera

Three casts, led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin and conducted by Dan Ettinger and Plácido Domingo, star in The Royal Opera’s production of… 

Salome

Salome

Richard Strauss brought an extravagant intensity to his adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé. 

Rigoletto - Royal Opera

Rigoletto - Royal Opera

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. 

Cavalleria/Pagliacci

Cavalleria/Pagliacci

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but t… 

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. 

Sylvia

Sylvia

Frederick Ashton’s delightful full-length classical ballet is a charming feast for the senses, set to Delibes’ marvellous score. 

Illustrated 'Farewell'/The Wind/Untouchable

Illustrated 'Farewell'/The Wind/Untouchable

Twyla Tharp and Arthur Pita create new works for The Royal Ballet, in a programme that includes the first revival of Hofesh Shechter’s 2015 work for the Company. 

Lucia Di Lammermoor

Lucia Di Lammermoor

Lucia’s brother Enrico is horrified to learn she has fallen in love with his sworn enemy Edgardo. 

Les Vepres Siciliennes

Les Vepres Siciliennes

Hélène longs for vengeance on Montfort, who murdered her brother. 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. 

Die Zauberflote

Die Zauberflote

Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. 

La Boheme

La Boheme

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. 

La Bayadere - Mariinsky Ballet

La Bayadere - Mariinsky Ballet

The Mariinsky Ballet dance Petipa’s great classical ballet of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption. 

Contrasts - Mariinsky Ballet

Contrasts - Mariinsky Ballet

The Mariinsky Ballet dances a mixed programme of Alonso’s Carmen Suite, McGregor’s Infra and Petipa’s Paquita Grand pas. 

Anna Karenina - Mariinsky Ballet

Anna Karenina - Mariinsky Ballet

The Mariinsky Ballet presents the highly anticipated revival of Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed Tolstoy adaptation. 

Swan Lake: The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake: The Royal Ballet

Konstantin Sergeyev’s entrancing production of Swan Lake, based on Petipa and Ivanov’s timeless masterpiece, creates a lyrical, mysterious world where Prince Siegf… 

Don Quixote - Mariinsky Ballet

Don Quixote - Mariinsky Ballet

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with the company’s sparkling production of Petipa and Gorsky’s exuberant classic, Don Quixote. 

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

André Tchaikowsky’s Shakespeare-inspired opera is an important rediscovery in 20th-century opera and receives its London premiere in Welsh National Opera’s produ… 

Otello

Otello

Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera, conducts a new production by Keith Warner of Verdi’s great setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy. 

Turandot

Turandot

Christine Goerke and Lise Lindstrom take the title role in Andrei Serban’s striking staging of Puccini’s final opera. 

Mitridate, re di Ponto

Mitridate, re di Ponto

Farnace and Sifare, sons of the mighty warrior Mitridate, both love their father’s fiancée Aspasia. 

The Dream Mixed

The Dream Mixed

A programme of three great works by Frederick Ashton closes The Royal Ballet’s Season. 

L'elisir d'amore

L'elisir d'amore

Village boy Nemorino is besotted with the wealthy Adina. 

The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed

The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed

A stunning contemporary programme from The Royal Ballet presents four contrasting choreographic personalities. 

Don Carlo

Don Carlo

Elizabeth of Valois is promised in marriage to Don Carlos of Spain, as part of a peace treaty between the two kingdoms. 

Mayerling

Mayerling

Rudolf, the emotionally unstable Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, is forced to marry Princess Stephanie against his will. 

The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

Guests are invited to an exclusive dinner after a night at the opera. 

Jewels

Jewels

Jewels uses three gem stones as starting points to explore an array of musical and dance styles, each intimately connected to Balanchine’s own life and career. 

Mixed Ballet: The Human Seasons, After the Rain and New Crystal Pite

Mixed Ballet: The Human Seasons, After the Rain and New Crystal Pite

The Royal Ballet celebrates contemporary ballet with a programme that includes a world premiere from Crystal Pite and works by Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson. 

Adriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur

Angela Gheorghiu and Hrachuhi Bassenz star in the first revival of David McVicar’s sumptuous production of Cilea’s tragic opera. 

Woolf Works

Woolf Works

The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf and starring Alessandra Ferri and … 

La Traviata

La Traviata

Joyce El-Khoury, Ekaterina Bakanova and Corinne Winters lead three excellent casts in Richard Eyre’s much-loved production of Verdi’s most famous opera. 

Written on Skin

Written on Skin

A powerful Protector commissions a young artist to create an illuminated book to celebrate his power. 

The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House

The Nutcracker is classical ballet at its most approachable and visually entrancing – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it! A young girl’s enchanted present… 

Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier

Andris Nelsons conducts two starry casts including Renée Fleming, Alice Coote and Rachel Willis-Sørensen in Robert Carsen’s new production of Richard Strauss&rs… 

Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvoro… 

Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut

Antonio Pappano conducts Sondra Radvanovsky and Aleksandrs Antonenko in the first revival of Jonathan Kent’s thought-provoking production of Puccini’s first operatic … 

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Cinema screening of live performance.