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The Royal Ballet: Swan LakeThe Royal Ballet: Swan LakeThe Royal Ballet: Swan LakeWith the instantly recognisable soaring score of Tchaikovsky and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake never goes out of fashion. Having first appeared in 1987, this Royal Opera House production by Anthony Dowell is an especially appealing and popular one, using beautiful designs inspired by the intricacy and brilliance of 3rd March 2015Thursday 9th April 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  10th February to 9th April 2015
With the instantly recognisable soaring score of Tchaikovsky and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake never goes out of fashion. Havi... More about this event
 
Royal Opera House Backstage ToursRoyal Opera House Backstage ToursHome to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access to the iconic building, which covers 2.5 acres of Covent Garden. Giving an overview of the huge backstage area, the historic Front of House and the stylish Paul Hamlyn Hall, the tour provides an intriguing insight into the world 3rd March 2015Thursday 31st December 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Tours > Behind the Scenes - Theatres
DATES  24th April 2013 to 31st December 2015
Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access to the iconic building, which covers 2... More about this event
 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head BallerinaYinka Shonibare: Globe Head BallerinaYinka Shonibare: Globe Head BallerinaA new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this June. Globe Head Ballerina - inspired by a photograph of the prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn and modelled upon Royal Ballet Soloist Melissa Hamilton - is a sculpture that sees a life size ballerina encased within a giant snow globe. Overlooking3rd March 2015Monday 19th June 2017 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th June 2012 to 19th June 2017
A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this June. Globe Head Ballerina - inspired by a photograp... More about this event
 
Royal Opera: Die ZauberfloteRoyal Opera: Die ZauberfloteDavid McVicar's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, following Prince Tamino's quest to save the daughter of the Queen Of The Night. With the musical score conducted by Cornelius Meister. Sung in German.4th March 2015Wednesday 11th March 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Die Zauberflote
 
Royal Opera: Big Sing FridaysRoyal Opera: Big Sing FridaysExplore the world of opera and sing with music staff and guest artists in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.6th March 2015Friday 6th March 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Big Sing Fridays
 
Spring Celebration: A Showcase Of British Dance TrainingSpring Celebration: A Showcase Of British Dance TrainingA celebration of British ballet training featuring talented students from The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Central School of Ballet and Elmhurst School for Dance.7th March 2015Saturday 7th March 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Spring Celebration: A Showcase Of British Dance Training
 
Lunchtime RecitalsLunchtime RecitalsA celebration of the poets and composers of the Great War.9th March 2015Monday 9th March 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Lunchtime Recitals
 
Rise and Fall of the City of MahagonnyRise and Fall of the City of MahagonnyThe riot that erupted when this opera premiered in 1930 was the first nail in the coffin of Weill's career in Germany, yet it is generally seen as one of his most brilliant and inventive works. Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny - Bertolt Brech and Kurt Weill's satire on consumerism - is brought to the Royal Opera House by director John Fulljam10th March 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  10th March to 4th April 2015
The riot that erupted when this opera premiered in 1930 was the first nail in the coffin of Weill's career in Germany, yet it is generally seen as one of his m... More about this event
 
Ballet De Lorraine: Shaker Loops/CoverBallet De Lorraine: Shaker Loops/CoverContemporary mixed programme featuring works by choreographer Itamar Serussi and Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis.11th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Ballet De Lorraine: Shaker Loops/Cover
 
Royal Ballet: Swan LakeRoyal Ballet: Swan LakeAnthony Dowell's production of Tchaikovsky's tragic tale about a young prince who falls in love with Odette, a beautiful woman who is under the curse of the evil Von Rothbart, though deception and consequences prevent the two from living happily ever after. The score is conducted by Boris Gruzin.13th March 2015Thursday 9th April 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Ballet: Swan Lake
 
Lunchtime RecitalsLunchtime RecitalsA new commission for piano trio and bass.16th March 2015Monday 16th March 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Lunchtime Recitals
 
Royal Opera: Madame ButterflyRoyal Opera: Madame ButterflyPuccini's poignant opera, a tragic tale of East meeting West, directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.20th March 2015Saturday 11th April 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Madame Butterfly
 
Insights: Roh Orchestra In RehearsalInsights: Roh Orchestra In RehearsalPerformance of The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in rehearsal.20th March 2015Friday 20th March 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Insights: Roh Orchestra In Rehearsal
 
Lunchtime RecitalsLunchtime RecitalsStudent musicians' and singers perform works by Hollaender, Nelson, Spoliansky and Weill.23rd March 2015Monday 23rd March 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Lunchtime Recitals
 
Ivy House Music And Dance Exclusive Tour Of The Royal Opera HouseIvy House Music And Dance Exclusive Tour Of The Royal Opera HouseThe Royal Opera House is home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House. Backstage Tours give you an intriguing insight into the enormous world behind the stage.24th March 2015Tuesday 24th March 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Ivy House Music And Dance Exclusive Tour Of The Royal Opera House
 
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company: Bayadere - The Ninth LifeShobana Jeyasingh Dance Company: Bayadere - The Ninth LifeShobana Jeyasingh Dance Company: Bayadere - The Ninth LifeIn a new Royal Opera House commission pioneering British Asian choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh makes a fascinating return to her roots, while incorporating her more recent work in a unique and personal examination of Marius Petipa's 1877 ballet La Bayadere. Bayadere - The Ninth Life is a radical reimagining of Petipa's celebrated ballet and weaves 25th March 2015Saturday 28th March 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
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DATES  25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Mar 2015
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
In a new Royal Opera House commission pioneering British Asian choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh makes a fascinating return to her roots, while incorporating her... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: The Four Temperaments | Hofesh Shechter | Song of the EarthThe Royal Ballet: The Four Temperaments | Hofesh Shechter | Song of the EarthThe Royal Ballet: The Four Temperaments | Hofesh Shechter | Song of the EarthIn this triple bill at the Royal Opera House masterpieces by Balanchine and MacMillan frame a world premiere from Hofesh Shechter. Showcasing The Royal Ballet's expertise and offering audiences a rich and varied experience, the first act is George Balanchine's epoch-making Four Temperaments. Next up is Hofesh Shechter, winner of the 2008 Critic27th March 2015Tuesday 14th April 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  27th March to 14th April 2015
In this triple bill at the Royal Opera House masterpieces by Balanchine and MacMillan frame a world premiere from Hofesh Shechter. Showcasing The Royal Balle... More about this event
 
The Four Temperaments, Hofesh Shechter, Song of the EarthThe Four Temperaments, Hofesh Shechter, Song of the EarthA mixed programme of established dance works choreographed by Balanchine and MacMillan plus a world premiere from Hofesh Shechter.27th March 2015Tuesday 14th April 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Four Temperaments, Hofesh Shechter, Song of the Earth
 
Opera North: Swanhunter (Over 7s)Opera North: Swanhunter (Over 7s)A production of Johnathan North's family opera.4th April 2015Saturday 11th April 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Opera North: Swanhunter (Over 7s)
 
Il Turco In ItaliaIl Turco In ItaliaRossini's irresistible comic opera11th April 2015Monday 27th April 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Il Turco In Italia
 
King SizeKing SizeA hugely original take on the Liederabend. In Christoph Mathaler's hands this traditional 'evening of song' becomes a witty, charming and profound meditation on love and the seduction of dreams.14th April 2015Saturday 18th April 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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King Size
 
The Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal GardeeThe Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal GardeeThe Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal GardeeSet in a storybook village with dancing hens and merrymaking locals, La Fille Mal Gardee is a charming story that has proven to be increasingly popular within the Royal Ballet repertory. A story of young love, it follows Lise and Colas as they arrange secret meetings behind Lise's protective mother's back. "A comedy in the Shakespearean manner, wit16th April 2015Tuesday 5th May 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  16th April to 5th May 2015
Set in a storybook village with dancing hens and merrymaking locals, La Fille Mal Gardee is a charming story that has proven to be increasingly popular within ... More about this event
 
AtthisAtthisNetia Jones directs an immersive staging of Haas's Second String Quartet and his song cycle Atthis, based on the ancient love poetry of the Greek poet Sappho.23rd April 2015Saturday 25th April 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Atthis
 
Lunchtime RecitalsLunchtime RecitalsA performance by student musicians, with Jonathan Santagada, piano and Maruta Staravoitava, flute.27th April 2015Monday 27th April 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Free Event 
Lunchtime Recitals
 
Krol RogerKrol RogerKasper Holten presents a production of Szymanowski's sumptuously scored opera King Roger, a meditation on identity and desire.1st May 2015Tuesday 19th May 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Krol Roger
 
The Royal Opera: Opera North: The Virtues Of ThingsThe Royal Opera: Opera North: The Virtues Of ThingsRising stars Matt Rogers and Sally O'Reilly Present this new opera about objects, and how they carry meanings.2nd May 2015Wednesday 6th May 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: Opera North: The Virtues Of Things
 
Antonio Pappano And the Orchestra Of The Royal Opera HouseAntonio Pappano And the Orchestra Of The Royal Opera HouseThe orchestra performs Ravel's orchestrations of two pieces from his piano work Miroirs, Ernest Chausson's song cycle Poeme De L'amour Et De La Mer with soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, excerpts from Bernstein's ballet Fancy Free and Skryabin's Le Poeme De L'extase.4th May 2015Monday 4th May 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Antonio Pappano And the Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
 
Southbank Sinfonia: Side By SideSouthbank Sinfonia: Side By SideA mixed programme of opera and ballet classics performed by young musicians from the Southbank Sinfonia.10th May 2015Sunday 10th May 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Southbank Sinfonia: Side By Side
 
Woolf WorksWoolf WorksWoolf WorksIn summer 2015 Wayne McGregor presents his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet. Woolf Works, based on the writings and life of Virginia Woolf, has a newly commissioned score by Max Richter, composer of McGregor's award winning ballet Infra. Costume designs are by Moritz Junge who also designed the costumes for the Olivier Award winning Ch11th May 2015Tuesday 26th May 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
DATES  11th to 26th May 2015
In summer 2015 Wayne McGregor presents his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet. Woolf Works, based on the writings and life of Virginia Woolf, has a ... More about this event
 
Northern Ballet: The ArchitectNorthern Ballet: The ArchitectA mixed programme of short ballets that includes a new work by Kenneth Tindall. He presents The Architect, exploring ideas and myths of creation.12th May 2015Thursday 14th May 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Northern Ballet: The Architect
 
Northern Ballet: Elves And The ShoemakerNorthern Ballet: Elves And The ShoemakerA re-telling of the Brothers Grimm story about a pair of magical shoes.16th May 2015Saturday 16th May 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Northern Ballet: Elves And The Shoemaker
 
La TraviataLa TraviataRichard Ayre's production of Verdi's tragic opera, telling the story of a doomed courtesan. The revival is directed by Daniel Dooner, and is sung in Italian with English surtitles.18th May 2015Thursday 28th May 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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La Traviata
 
The Royal Opera: La BohemeThe Royal Opera: La BohemeJohn Copley's production of the classic, romantic tale set in 19th-century Paris.23rd May 2015Saturday 30th May 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: La Boheme
 
VerveVerveContemporary dance works choreographed by celebrated artists Kerry Nicholls, Theo Clinkard, Douglas Thorpe and Luca Silvestrini and featuring 12 dancers trained at some of the world's leading conservatoires.2nd June 2015Tuesday 2nd June 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Woman In Black
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Theatre | Until 10th June 2015 

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Guanabara 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

DJ Carioca supplies Brazilian and Latin....More

The Lion King
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Theatre | Until 29th March 2015 

The Lyceum Theatre 4 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Ghost Stories
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Theatre | Until 15th March 2015 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Following a phenomenally successful run at the Lyric Hammersmith and a West End transfer Ghost Stories comes to the Arts ...More

 
Rasta Thomas' Romeo and Juliet
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Peacock Theatre 5 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

A contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy which fuses ballet, hip hop and acrobatics with music from Vivaldi and Prokofiev ...More

 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
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Theatre | Until 7th March 2015 

Savoy Theatre 5 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

'My Family' actor Robert Lindsay, who won an Olivier award when he last appeared in a musical - playing Fagin ...More

 
The Commitments
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Theatre | Until 13th September 2015 

Palace Theatre 5 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage ...More

 
Power And Order, Peace And War: Lessons For Asia From 1914-18: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 3rd March 2015 

London School Of Economics 6 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

A lecture by Professor Hugh White....More

Robert Macfarlane: Landmarks
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Foyles - Charing Cross Road 6 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

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