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Nabucco"With this opera, it can truly be said that my artistic career began" were the words of Giuseppe Verdi following the instant success of Nabucco. Having fallen into despair after the failure of his second opera, Verdi vowed never to compose another piece. However, he was convinced by Bartolomeo Merelli, manager of La Scala Milan, to work on Nabucco and its resounding success led to his fame. Offering a romantic and political plot, Nabucco is set to the background of the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted and exiled by the Babylonian King. This revival, directed by Daniele Abbado, is based in the second half of the 20th century and uses large-scale video projections to accompany the action on stage. Epic scores such as the Hebrew Slaves' song of exile 'Va pensiero' the words of which are rumoured to be what inspired Verdi to write music again add to the powerful drama of the piece.

 

About Royal Opera House

This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The third theatre to be located on this site, today's Royal Opera House is the result of a reconstruction in the 1990s (although the main auditorium is part of the original building). More about Royal Opera House

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
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London Events 2015

Find out the best London 2015 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2015 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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    Kingsway Hall Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  38% off
    Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Nabucco
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £97  35% off
    Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Nabucco
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £149  30% off
    Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Nabucco
    Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
     
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Nabucco
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Nabucco
    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
     
     
     
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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from Nabucco
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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    Fortune Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Nabucco
    The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
     
     
     
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    Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Nabucco
    London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
     
     
     
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    Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Nabucco
    This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
     
     
     
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    London Film Museum Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Museums
    45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Nabucco
    The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
     
     
     
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    London Transport Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Nabucco
    After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
     
     
     
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    St Paul's Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Nabucco
    Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
     
     
     
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    Godiva
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    17 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Nabucco
    Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
     
     
     
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    Lola's Cupcakes, Covent Garden
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    14-18 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Nabucco
    Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
     
     
     
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    Paul Smith
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    40-44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Nabucco
    Paul Smith is the undisputable don of British fashion. Launched in a tiny shop in Nottingham in 1970 he is now a global brand. ... More
     
     
     
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    Paul Hamlyn Hall Bar & Restaurant - Royal Opera House
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Nabucco
    The hall over which this stunning restaurant and champagne bar looks was named in honour of publisher Paul Hamlyn after his foundation gifted a generous £10m ... More
     
     
     
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    Masala Zone
    London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
    48 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Nabucco
    The obvious point of comparison for this chain of trendy, inexpensive Indian restaurants is Wagamama's. Like that sainted chain, they offer authentic street food, quick service ... More
     
     
     
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    Busaba Eathai - Floral Street
    London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
    44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Nabucco
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Nabucco
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Nabucco
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Nabucco
    The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
     
     
     
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    The Sanctuary
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Nabucco
    This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
     
     
     
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    Thai Square Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Nabucco
    Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
     
     
     
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    The Hospital Club
    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Nabucco
    Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
     
     
     
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    The Marquess of Anglesey
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Nabucco
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    Lamb & Flag
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Nabucco
    One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
     
     
     
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    Philomena's Irish Bar
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Nabucco
    Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
     
     
     
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    Lowlander Beer Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Nabucco
    The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
     
     
     
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    Detroit Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Nabucco
    Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
     
     
     
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    B.Y.O.C
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Nabucco
    A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
     
     
     
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    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Nabucco
    To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Society Of Arts
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Nabucco
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    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Nabucco
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
     
     
     

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    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 2015-07-29T00:00:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    Ongoing

    event > Tours > Behind the Scenes - Theatres
    DATES  24th April 2013 to 31st December 2015
    VENUE  Royal Opera House 
    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 2.5 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 ... 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. Overlooking2015-07-29T00:00:00+01002017-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  19th June 2012 to 19th June 2017
    VENUE  Royal Opera House 
    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 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. Overlooking... More about this event
     
    Orquesta Buena Vista Social ClubOrquesta Buena Vista Social ClubThe well-established Cuban group performs its Latin originals.2015-07-30T19:30:00+01002015-07-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
    Ben FoldsBen FoldsBen FoldsThe multi-platinum selling Nashville based singer/songwriter and producer Ben Folds plays at the Royal Opera House, continuing a series of summer pop concerts which have included Rufus Wainwright's acclaimed five night residency in 2011 and Antony & The Johnsons two memorable 2013 shows. Playing with a sextet ensemble of some very talented inst2015-08-12T00:00:00+01002015-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    On Soon

    event > Concerts > Opera
    DATES  Wednesday 12th August 2015
    VENUE  Royal Opera House 
    The multi-platinum selling Nashville based singer/songwriter and producer Ben Folds plays at the Royal Opera House, continuing a series of summer pop concerts which have included Rufus Wainwright's acclaimed five night residency in 2011 and Antony & The Johnsons two memorable 2013 shows. Playing with a sextet ensemble of some very talented inst... More about this event
     
    Ben Folds With yMusicBen Folds With yMusicThe singer-songwriter, pianist and producer collaborates with virtuoso cross-over sextet yMusic to produce a rock sound with an instrumental edge.2015-08-12T19:30:00+01002015-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    Royal Opera House: MacbethRoyal Opera House: MacbethLuke Styles, the first Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence, has written a one-act contemporary chamber opera of Macbeth, created in collaboration with director Ted Huffman who adapted the libretto from Shakespeare' drama. The opera comes to the Royal Opera House in September following its debut at Glyndebourne on 25th August.2015-09-09T19:45:00+01002015-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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    event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
    DATES  Wednesday 9th September 2015 - 7.45pm
    VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
    Luke Styles, the first Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence, has written a one-act contemporary chamber opera of Macbeth, created in collaboration with director Ted Huffman who adapted the libretto from Shakespeare' drama. The opera comes to the Royal Opera House in September following its debut at Glyndebourne on 25th August.... More about this event
    Orphee et EurydiceOrphee et EurydiceChoreographer Hofesh Shechter directs Gluck's opera, famed for its innovative dance music, in collaboration with Associate Director Of Opera John Fulljames. Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner and sung in French with English surtitles.2015-09-14T19:30:00+01002015-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    Orphee et Eurydice
    OrpheusOrpheusLittle Bulb Theatre's acclaimed take on the ancient myth set in 1930s Paris. Featuring chanteuse Yvette Pepin and guitarist Django Reinhardt as Eurydice and Orpheus.2015-09-15T19:45:00+01002015-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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    Orpheus
    The Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di FigaroThe Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di FigaroDavid McVicar's acclaimed production of Mozart's comic opera is set in France on the eve of the Revolution to emphasise the undercurrent of political unease. Performed in Italian with English surtitles.2015-09-15T19:00:00+01002015-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    The Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro
    The Royal Ballet : Romeo and JulietThe Royal Ballet : Romeo and JulietThe company presents its take on the classic story of doomed love, with a score written by Sergey Prokofiev.2015-09-19T19:00:00+01002015-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
    Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

    Royal Opera House

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    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

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    Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ...More

    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 shortlisted entries by illustrators and students of illustration ...More

     
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of ...More

     
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

    Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

     
    Circo Do Guanabara
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th July 2015 

    Guanabara 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Latin and dance music from resident and guest DJs, with circus acts, burlesque acts, samba ballerina and showgirls, fire breathers, ...More

    War Horse
    War Horse
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    New London Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

     
    Jazz Night With Raphaela Trio
    Concerts | Until 26th August 2015 

    Sarastro 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    The Play That Goes Wrong
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

     
    Cabaret Voltaire
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th August 2015 

    CellarDoor 4 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

    Cabaret and burlesque from live acts and DJs....More

     
     
     
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