A great family opera sung in English – Antony McDonald’s exquisite production of Humperdinck’s fairytale masterpiece returns in time for Christmas.
Rigoletto is the loyal jester to the Duke of Mantua – a powerful, dangerous man who is secretly seducing Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda, along with several countesses.
Darren Panton, alongside Patrick Williams of the Alvin Ailey and Paris Opera companies, Island Movements is a short ballet that tells the story of Windrush and explores the impact …
This award-winning mixed programme features two stunning ballets.
Expect sun, fun and vocal acrobatics in Laurent Pelly’s much-loved staging of Donizetti’s intoxicating and witty comedy.
Torn apart by a tragic accident on the night of their elopement, Leonora and Don Alvaro seek refuge in spirituality and solitude.
The poet Andrea Chénier attends a party at the Countess di Coigny's mansion.
Seven couples dance in shifting groups.
Three new recruits join the warship HMS Indomitable, commanded by the scholarly Captain Vere.
The Marquis of Calatrava forbids his daughter Leonora to marry the South American nobleman Don Alvaro.
Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him.
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…
Victor Frankenstein is about to leave home for university, away from his family and Elizabeth, the woman he loves.
Thomas Allen and five young operatic talents star in Mozart's theatrical and tuneful comedy about love and fidelity.
The dancers of the future bring their talent to the Royal Opera House main stage for three special performances.
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.
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's parents have fallen on hard times.
The classical and the contemporary meet in this programme of three complementary works.
The dashing corsair Simon Boccanegra and Maria, daughter of the nobleman Jacopo Fiesco, have fallen in love and had an illegitimate daughter.
Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor.
Handel’s glorious oratorio rejoices in the wisdom of Solomon, one of Israel’s greatest kings.
Old, large and lecherous, Sir John Falstaff can’t resist the ladies.
The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello.
A king is forced to choose between love and political expediency.
Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts the internationally renowned Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in a concert of orchestral works on the main stage.
The imaginative world of the ballet is both archaic and futuristic in its exploration of the tribal behaviour of its all-male group.
Downtrodden housewife Katerina is seduced by Sergey.
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’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love.
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 is Janáček’s final work and arguably his most powerful.
King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes.
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…
The peasant girl Giselle discovers the true identity of her lover Albrecht – and that he is promised to another.
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…
Richard Strauss brought an extravagant intensity to his adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé.
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.
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…
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Frederick Ashton’s delightful full-length classical ballet is a charming feast for the senses, set to Delibes’ marvellous score.
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’s brother Enrico is horrified to learn she has fallen in love with his sworn enemy Edgardo.
Hélène longs for vengeance on Montfort, who murdered her brother.
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.
Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro.
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love.
The Mariinsky Ballet dance Petipa’s great classical ballet of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption.
The Mariinsky Ballet dances a mixed programme of Alonso’s Carmen Suite, McGregor’s Infra and Petipa’s Paquita Grand pas.
The Mariinsky Ballet presents the highly anticipated revival of Alexei Ratmansky’s acclaimed Tolstoy adaptation.
Konstantin Sergeyev’s entrancing production of Swan Lake, based on Petipa and Ivanov’s timeless masterpiece, creates a lyrical, mysterious world where Prince Siegf…
The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with the company’s sparkling production of Petipa and Gorsky’s exuberant classic, Don Quixote.
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…
Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera, conducts a new production by Keith Warner of Verdi’s great setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Christine Goerke and Lise Lindstrom take the title role in Andrei Serban’s striking staging of Puccini’s final opera.
Farnace and Sifare, sons of the mighty warrior Mitridate, both love their father’s fiancée Aspasia.
A programme of three great works by Frederick Ashton closes The Royal Ballet’s Season.
Village boy Nemorino is besotted with the wealthy Adina.
A stunning contemporary programme from The Royal Ballet presents four contrasting choreographic personalities.
Elizabeth of Valois is promised in marriage to Don Carlos of Spain, as part of a peace treaty between the two kingdoms.
Rudolf, the emotionally unstable Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, is forced to marry Princess Stephanie against his will.
Guests are invited to an exclusive dinner after a night at the opera.
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.
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.
Angela Gheorghiu and Hrachuhi Bassenz star in the first revival of David McVicar’s sumptuous production of Cilea’s tragic opera.
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 …
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.
A powerful Protector commissions a young artist to create an illuminated book to celebrate his power.
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…
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…
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…
Antonio Pappano conducts Sondra Radvanovsky and Aleksandrs Antonenko in the first revival of Jonathan Kent’s thought-provoking production of Puccini’s first operatic …
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