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The Royal Opera: WertherThe Royal Opera: WertherJoyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigolo lead the cast in Benoit Jacquot's production of Massenet's operatic tragedy, Werther . Based on a novel by Goethe, the opera tells the tragic story of Werther's doomed love for Charlotte and the sad consequences of his actions. The production, which returns to the Royal Opera House after a staging in 2011, boa2016-06-19T00:00:00+01002016-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - French opera
DATES  Running from  Sunday 19th June 2016untilWednesday 13th July 2016
Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigolo lead the cast in Benoit Jacquot's production of Massenet's operatic tragedy, Werther . Based on a novel by Goethe, the ope... More about this event
 
Antonio Pappano And The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House: The Mighty HandfulAntonio Pappano And The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House: The Mighty HandfulPappano conducts an all-Russian programme of Rimsky-Korsakov's Prelude and the Battle Of Kerzhenets and Flight Of The Bumblebee, Borodin's Symphony No 2, Cui's Orientale, Musorgsky's St John's Night On Bad Mountain and Balakirev's Islamey.2016-02-08T19:30:00+00002016-02-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Antonio Pappano And The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House: The Mighty Handful
 
L'EtoileL'Etoile French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. The venue's first production of Emmanuel Chabrier's frothy comic opera stars comedian Chris Addison, known for The Thick of It, Doctor Who and Skins, as Smith. He will be joined on stage by French actor Jean-Luc Vincent. The opera tells the story of 2016-02-08T00:00:00+00002016-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  £6-£110
DATES  1st to 24th February 2016
French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. The venue's first production of Emmanuel Chabrier's frothy ... 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. Overlooking2016-02-08T00:00:00+00002017-06-19T00:00:00+0100 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
 
After the Rain/Strapless/Within the Golden Hour After the Rain/Strapless/Within the Golden Hour The Royal Ballet celebrates acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon with a mixed programme at the Royal Opera House . The three one-act ballets - After the Rain/Strapless/Within the Golden Hour - include two Wheeldon works commissioned by other companies as well as a world premiere for The Royal Ballet. Artistic Associate of The Royal Bal2016-02-12T00:00:00+00002016-03-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £4-£67
DATES  12th February to 11th March 2016
The Royal Ballet celebrates acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon with a mixed programme at the Royal Opera House . The three one-act ballets - Afte... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: After The Rain/Strapless/Within The Golden HourThe Royal Ballet: After The Rain/Strapless/Within The Golden HourThree one-act ballets which celebrate the work of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The main work is After The Rain which is performed in two parts; the first is choreographed for three couples; the second is a pas de deux set to Arvo Part's Spiegel Im Spiegel. Starring Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares and conducted by Koen Kessels.2016-02-12T19:30:00+00002016-03-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: After The Rain/Strapless/Within The Golden Hour
 
Il TritticoIl Trittico Il Trittico brings together three of Puccini's operas at the Royal Opera House. Nicola Luisotti conducts the production by Richard Jones, which offers the trio of Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Ranging from gritty melodrama to life-affirming comedy, each opera stands alone but also come together to create a sense of a complete e2016-02-25T00:00:00+00002016-03-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  £33-£165
DATES  25th February to 15th March 2016
Il Trittico brings together three of Puccini's operas at the Royal Opera House. Nicola Luisotti conducts the production by Richard Jones, which offers the ... More about this event
 
The Royal Opera: Il Trittico (Il Tabarro/Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi)The Royal Opera: Il Trittico (Il Tabarro/Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi)Director Richard Jones presents Puccini's trio of operas which range from gritty drama to sparkling comedy and cover themes of jealousy, romance, suicide, loss and trickery. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti and starring Martina Serafin, Lucio Gallo and Carl Tanner.2016-02-25T18:30:00+00002016-03-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: Il Trittico (Il Tabarro/Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi)
 
The Royal Ballet: GiselleThe Royal Ballet: GiselleThe Royal Ballet: Giselle A ballet that never grows old, Giselle is once again performed at the Royal Opera House this year, after last being staged here in 2014. First performed in Paris in 1841, it transformed the world of dance and has since undergone many choreography and design changes over the years, although the essence still remains the same. Peter Wright2016-02-26T00:00:00+00002016-04-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £4-£110
DATES  26th February to 15th April 2016
A ballet that never grows old, Giselle is once again performed at the Royal Opera House this year, after last being staged here in 2014. First perfo... More about this event
 
Boris GodunovBoris Godunov Boris Godunov , Modest Mussorgsky's only completed opera, is staged at the Royal Opera House in March, starring Bryn Terfel in the title role. Antonio Pappano conducts the production while Richard Jones directs. The story follows Tsar Boris Godunov, who came to power by murdering the nine-year-old Dmitry, heir to the throne. However, the young2016-03-14T00:00:00+00002016-04-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  14th March to 5th April 2016
Boris Godunov , Modest Mussorgsky's only completed opera, is staged at the Royal Opera House in March, starring Bryn Terfel in the title role. Antonio Pap... More about this event
 
The Royal Opera Boris Godunov (As Live)The Royal Opera Boris Godunov (As Live)Richard Jones directs a new production of Mussorgsky's opera on the perils of power. Bryn Terfel's assumption of the title role will be keenly awaited.2016-03-14T19:30:00+00002016-04-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera Boris Godunov (As Live)
 
The Importance of Being EarnestThe Importance of Being Earnest The Royal Opera House stages Gerald Barry's operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic play, The Importance of Being Earnest . The Irish composer's wildly inventive and idiosyncratic setting of Wilde's play has proved a success since its 2011 premiere, winning the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for best large-scale composition. Wilde 2016-03-29T00:00:00+01002016-04-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  £20-£40
DATES  29th Mar to 3rd Apr 2016
The Royal Opera House stages Gerald Barry's operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic play, The Importance of Being Earnest . The Irish composer's wild... More about this event
 
Lucia Di LammermoorLucia Di LammermoorLucia Di Lammermoor Diana Damrau and Aleksandra Kurzak lead a world-class cast in Katie Mitchell's new production of Lucia di Lammermoor . Her first production to receive its premiere on the Royal Opera House main stage, it will see Mitchell attempt to fill in the gaps in the female character's stories in Donizetti's tragic masterpiece, balancing things out betwe2016-04-07T00:00:00+01002016-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera
PRICING  £10-£190
DATES  7th April to 19th May 2016
Diana Damrau and Aleksandra Kurzak lead a world-class cast in Katie Mitchell's new production of Lucia di Lammermoor . Her first production to receive its p... More about this event
 
The Winter's TaleThe Winter's TaleThe Winter's Tale After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ballet since 1995 - Christopher Wheeldon then went on to adapt Shakespeare's great romance, The Winter's Tale in 2014. And, described as 'a triumph for The Royal Ballet", it will once again be staged at the Royal Opera House this yea2016-04-12T00:00:00+01002016-06-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
DATES  12th April to 10th June 2016
After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ballet since 1995 - Christopher Wheeldon then ... More about this event
 
The Royal Opera: TannhauserThe Royal Opera: TannhauserTim Albery's critically acclaimed 2010 production of Wagner's early opera, Tannhauser, returns to the Royal Opera House stage this year. The production focuses on the conflict at the heart of Tannhauser - the opposing pulls of the sensual and the spiritual. Peter Seiffert, emma Bell, Christian Gerhaher and Sophie Kock form the cast while Mich2016-04-26T00:00:00+01002016-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - German opera
PRICING  £12-£240
DATES  26th April to 15th May 2016
Tim Albery's critically acclaimed 2010 production of Wagner's early opera, Tannhauser, returns to the Royal Opera House stage this year. The production f... More about this event
 
FrankensteinFrankensteinThe Royal Opera House hosts the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's new full-length ballet, Frankenstein , in 2016. Inspired by Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece, the production sees Scarlett assemble a number of regular collaborators, including American composer Lowell Liebermann, designer John Macfarlane and lighting designer David Finn. Sca2016-05-04T00:00:00+01002016-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
DATES  4th to 27th May 2016
The Royal Opera House hosts the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's new full-length ballet, Frankenstein , in 2016. Inspired by Mary Shelley's gothic mast... More about this event
 
OedipeOedipe Johan Reuter, John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan perform in The Royal Opera House 's first production of Enescu's Oedipe . Despite being acclaimed as one of the great masterpieces of the 20th century, the opera is rarely staged, making this production from innovative Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus event more excitin2016-05-23T00:00:00+01002016-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  £5-£85
DATES  23rd May to 8th June 2016
Johan Reuter, John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan perform in The Royal Opera House 's first production of Enescu's Oedipe . Despite being ... More about this event
 
Obsidian TearObsidian Tear Multi award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his new ballet Obsidian Tear , which is given its world premiere at the Royal Opera House . His latest collaboration with The Royal Ballet, it sees McGregor collaborate with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. For the piece, McGregor has taken part inspiration from 2016-05-28T00:00:00+01002016-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
DATES  28th May to 11th June 2016
Multi award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his new ballet Obsidian Tear , which is given its world premiere at the Royal Opera House... More about this event
 
The InvitationThe InvitationKenneth MacMillan's gripping ballet, The Invitation , brings a complex exploration of innocence and moral corruption to the Royal Opera House stage. Originally created for the touring company of The Royal Ballet in 1960, the work was inspired by the New Wave of French cinema and 'kitchen sink realism' in British theatre, with MacMillan hoping to2016-05-28T00:00:00+01002016-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
DATES  28th May to 11th June 2016
Kenneth MacMillan's gripping ballet, The Invitation , brings a complex exploration of innocence and moral corruption to the Royal Opera House stage. Origina... More about this event
 
NabuccoNabuccoNabucco"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 2016-06-06T00:00:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  6th to 30th June 2016
"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 ... More about this event
 
In ParenthesisIn ParenthesisThe Welsh National Opera celebrates its 70th anniversary with a brand new opera from acclaimed young British composer Iain Bell. In Parenthesis , to be staged at the Royal Opera House , is Bell's third opera and sees David Antrobus and Emma Jenkins prepare the libretto from Welsh poet David Jones's masterful poem set during the Battle of the Somm2016-06-29T00:00:00+01002016-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - English opera
DATES  29th June, 30th June and 1st July 2016
The Welsh National Opera celebrates its 70th anniversary with a brand new opera from acclaimed young British composer Iain Bell. In Parenthesis , to be staged... More about this event
 
Pet Shop BoysPet Shop BoysThe iconic London-based duo, lead by Neil Tennant and have been at the forfront of the synth-pop genre since the early 80s, support their upcoming album 'Super'.2016-07-20T20:00:00+01002016-07-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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L'Etoile
Concerts | Until 24th February 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

French director Mariame Clement gets her Royal Opera House debut with L'Etoile this February. ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Antonio Pappano And The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House: The Mighty Handful
Concerts | On 8th February 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

Pappano conducts an all-Russian programme of Rimsky-Korsakov's Prelude and the Battle Of Kerzhenets and Flight Of The Bumblebee, Borodin's Symphony ...More

Trade Off Monday
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 8th February 2016 

The Roadhouse 1 minute walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

Take part in Rockeoke and sing with the live band. Plus indie and pop music from resident DJ Elle Tiyo....More

Night Shift
Night Shift
Exhibitions | Until 10th April 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

Opening on the first weekend of what was meant to be the first weekend of the night tube - before ...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 Backstage Tours

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

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 24th September 2016 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hand to God
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

Taking into account its favour with the critics and several Tony nominations, irreverent puppet comedy ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 29th May 2016 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2016 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House Backstage Tours

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

 
 
 
 
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