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Royal Opera: Ariadne Auf NaxosRoyal Opera: Ariadne Auf NaxosRoyal Opera: Ariadne Auf NaxosThe Romanian singer, Ruxandra Donose, who played a highly acclaimed Carmen with the English National Opera in 2012, returns to the Royal Opera House stage in 2014 in Ariadne auf Naxos. Christof Loy directs Strauss's opera set at a party held by the richest man in Vienna, where a tragic opera and a comedy are performed at the same time. British cond10th July 2014Sunday 13th July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Ariadne Auf Naxos
event > Concerts > Opera - German opera
DATES  25th Jun, 30th Jun, 3rd Jul, 10th Jul and 13th Jul 2014 - 7.30pm
The Romanian singer, Ruxandra Donose, who played a highly acclaimed Carmen with the English National Opera in 2012, returns to the Royal Opera House stage in 2... 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 10th July 2014Thursday 31st December 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
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. Overlooking10th July 2014Monday 19th June 2017 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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: Maria StuardaRoyal Opera: Maria StuardaRoyal Opera: Maria StuardaJoyce DiDonato takes on the starring role reprising her Maria Stuarda in a new Leiser, Caurier production at the Royal Opera House. The directors Moshe Leiser from Antwerp and Patrice Caurier from France have worked together for nearly 30 years and have become very much a brand-name. Bertrand De Billy conducts Donizetti's version of the life and de11th July 2014Friday 18th July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Maria Stuarda
event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera
DATES  5th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th Jul 2014 - 7.30pm
Joyce DiDonato takes on the starring role reprising her Maria Stuarda in a new Leiser, Caurier production at the Royal Opera House. The directors Moshe Leiser ... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet School Annual PerformanceThe Royal Ballet School Annual PerformanceThe programmes encompass a wide range of heritage and contemporary repertory, and some will include national dances and folkdances.12th July 2014Saturday 12th July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance
event > Dance
DATES  Saturday 12th July 2014 - 12.30pm
The programmes encompass a wide range of heritage and contemporary repertory, and some will include national dances and folkdances.
 
Royal Opera: La BohemeRoyal Opera: La BohemeRoyal Opera: La BohemeThe Royal Opera House has announced that its ever-popular La boheme, performed close to 400 times since John Copley first introduced it in 1974, will be retired in 2015, to be replaced in 2017 by a new version directed by Richard Jones. So these 2014 performances give fans a final chance to see this production, considered one of Covent Garden's al12th July 2014Saturday 19th July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: La Boheme
event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera
DATES  9th, 12th & 13th, 15th, 17th and 19th Jul 2014
The Royal Opera House has announced that its ever-popular La boheme, performed close to 400 times since John Copley first introduced it in 1974, will be retir... More about this event
 
Mahogany Opera Group: Gloria - A PigtaleMahogany Opera Group: Gloria - A PigtaleA contemporary cabaret opera based on HK Gruber's darkly comic tale about a lonely pig looking for love. English translation by Amanda Holden.16th July 2014Saturday 19th July 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Mahogany Opera Group: Gloria - A Pigtale
event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
DATES  16th to 19th Jul 2014
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
A contemporary cabaret opera based on HK Gruber's darkly comic tale about a lonely pig looking for love. English translation by Amanda Holden.
 
JPYA Summer PerformanceJPYA Summer PerformanceA showcase of young operatic talent, with sopranos Dusica Bijelic, Anush Hovhannisyan and Kiandra Howarth, mezzo-sopranos Nadezhda Karyazina and Rachel Kelly, tenors David Butt Philip and Luis Gomes, baritones Michel de Souza and Ashley Riches, bass Jihoon Kim and conductors Michael Gamba and Paul Wingfield.20th July 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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JPYA Summer Performance
event > Concerts > Classical
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DATES  Sunday 20th July 2014 - 2pm
A showcase of young operatic talent, with sopranos Dusica Bijelic, Anush Hovhannisyan and Kiandra Howarth, mezzo-sopranos Nadezhda Karyazina and Rachel Kelly,
 
CubaniaCubaniaCubaniaCarlos Acosta presents this self-curated programme of works inspired by his home country of Cuba, uniting performers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Cuban National Ballet and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba who return to the UK for their debut appearance on the Royal Opera House main stage. Cubania features 'Tocororo Suite', a semi-autobiographical pie21st July 2014Wednesday 23rd July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Cubania
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
DATES  21st, 22nd and 23rd July 2014
Carlos Acosta presents this self-curated programme of works inspired by his home country of Cuba, uniting performers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Cuban Nati... More about this event
 
Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature (First Fall/The Serpent And The Smoke/Waltz Epoca/Ego Et Tu)Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature (First Fall/The Serpent And The Smoke/Waltz Epoca/Ego Et Tu)A series of duets presented and performed by the New York City Ballet principal dancer and leading choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo.22nd July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
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Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature (First Fall/The Serpent And The Smoke/Waltz Epoca/Ego Et Tu)
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  22nd to 26th Jul 2014 - 7.45pm
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
A series of duets presented and performed by the New York City Ballet principal dancer and leading choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks an
 
Welsh National Opera: Moses Und AronWelsh National Opera: Moses Und AronWelsh National Opera begins its summer residencies at the Royal Opera House in 2014 with Schoenburg's rarely performed tragic opera, Moses und Aron. Lothar Koenigs conducts this rarely performed, notoriously difficult, unfinished masterpiece starring Sir John Tomlinson as Moses and Rainer Trost as Aron in this opera directed by Sergio Morabito and 25th July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Welsh National Opera: Moses Und Aron
event > Concerts > Opera - German opera
DATES  Friday 25th and Saturday 26th July 2014 - 7.30pm
Welsh National Opera begins its summer residencies at the Royal Opera House in 2014 with Schoenburg's rarely performed tragic opera, Moses und Aron. Lothar Koe... More about this event
 
Moses Und AaronMoses Und AaronA production featuring renowned bass Sir John Tomlinson in the role of Moses, conducted by WNO's highly-acclaimed Music Director Lothar Koenigs.25th July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Moses Und Aaron
event > Concerts > Opera - German opera
DATES  Friday 25th and Saturday 26th July 2014 - 7.30pm-9.50pm
A production featuring renowned bass Sir John Tomlinson in the role of Moses, conducted by WNO's highly-acclaimed Music Director Lothar Koenigs.
 
Arthur Pita: Nobody's Baby - The World's Greatest ShowArthur Pita: Nobody's Baby - The World's Greatest ShowArthur Pita's dance-theatre piece exploring the dance marathons of Depression-era America, which saw desperate couples compete for prize money in gruelling sessions lasting hundreds of hours. Original music by Frank Moon and a live jazz band.27th July 2014Sunday 27th July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Arthur Pita: Nobody's Baby - The World's Greatest Show
event > Dance > Modern Dance - Physical Theatre
DATES  Sunday 27th July 2014 - 7.30pm
Arthur Pita's dance-theatre piece exploring the dance marathons of Depression-era America, which saw desperate couples compete for prize money in gruelling ses
 
Romeo And Juliet (Mariinsky)Romeo And Juliet (Mariinsky)Lavrovsky and Prokofiev's iconic telling of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers.28th July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Romeo And Juliet (Mariinsky)
event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  Monday 28th and Thursday 31st July 2014 - 7.30pm
Lavrovsky and Prokofiev's iconic telling of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers.
 
The Royal Opera: Anna NicoleThe Royal Opera: Anna NicoleThe Royal Opera: Anna NicoleAnna Nicole, Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera based on the life of the late American glamour model and actress Anna Nicole Smith which premiered here in 2011 gets its first revival at the Royal Opera House in September 2014. The challenging opera of our times looks at the high-profile and ultimately doomed celebrity lifestyle of Smith, who died in 200711th September 2014Wednesday 24th September 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: Anna Nicole
event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
DATES  11th to 24th September 2014
Anna Nicole, Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera based on the life of the late American glamour model and actress Anna Nicole Smith which premiered here in 2011 gets ... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: ManonThe Royal Ballet: ManonThe Royal Ballet: ManonKenneth MacMillan's Manon, which had its premiere in 1974, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 and the Royal Ballet, the company he directed from 1970 for seven years, marks the occasion by opening its 2014/2015 season with this modern masterpiece. The tragic love story of Manon Lescaut and Des Grieux, based on the novel by French writer Abbe P26th September 2014Saturday 1st November 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Manon
event > Concerts > Opera - French opera
DATES  26th September to 1st November 2014
Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, which had its premiere in 1974, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 and the Royal Ballet, the company he directed from 1970 for ... More about this event
 
I due FoscariI due FoscariI due Foscari Placido Domingo takes on the title role of the Doge Francesco Foscari in Verdi's I due Foscari, the first new production of the 2014/2015 opera season at the Royal Opera House. Directed by American director Thaddeus Strassberger, this production reunites Domingo with Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, the pair having last worked together 14th October 2014Sunday 2nd November 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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I due Foscari
event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  14th October to 2nd November 2014
Placido Domingo takes on the title role of the Doge Francesco Foscari in Verdi's I due Foscari, the first new production of the 2014/2015 opera season at the ... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet Mixed ProgrammeThe Royal Ballet Mixed ProgrammeThe Royal Ballet Mixed ProgrammeThe Royal Ballet celebrates its founder choreographer, Frederick Ashton, with a mixed programme of some of his finest works including A Month in the Country based on Turgenev's play of the same name. One of the last works Ashton made for the company, A Month in the Country, is performed at the Royal Opera House this autumn as part of a mixed progra18th October 2014Wednesday 12th November 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet Mixed Programme
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  18th October to 12th November 2014
The Royal Ballet celebrates its founder choreographer, Frederick Ashton, with a mixed programme of some of his finest works including A Month in the Country ba... More about this event
 
Royal Opera: L'elisir d'amoreRoyal Opera: L'elisir d'amoreRoyal Opera: L'elisir d'amoreLove and comedy go hand in hand in L'elisir d'amore, Donizetti's popular opera which returns to the Royal Opera House this autumn. 1950s Italy is the setting for Laurent Pelly's acclaimed production which stars Vittorio Grigolo as Nemorino. The nostalgic scene filled with sunny skies, Vespas and haystacks is where we meet Nemorino, a young villager18th November 2014Saturday 13th December 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: L'elisir d'amore
event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  18th November to 13th December 2014
Love and comedy go hand in hand in L'elisir d'amore, Donizetti's popular opera which returns to the Royal Opera House this autumn. 1950s Italy is the setting f... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: Don QuixoteThe Royal Ballet: Don QuixoteThe Royal Ballet: Don QuixoteA "fantastical folly of a show" (Evening Standard), Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote, his first major production for the Royal Ballet, receives its first revival a year after it premiered here at the Royal Opera House despite some mixed reviews - "There have been far better versions of this classic ballet than Carlos Acosta's new one," wrote Louise Lev25th November 2014Thursday 22nd January 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  25th November 2014 to 22nd January 2015
A "fantastical folly of a show" (Evening Standard), Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote, his first major production for the Royal Ballet, receives its first revival a ... More about this event
 
Tristan und IsoldeTristan und IsoldeTristan und IsoldeA major hallmark of Antonio Pappano's tenure as Music Director of the Royal Opera House has been his exploration of Wagner. Continuing that theme, he returns to conduct Tristan und Isolde, Christof Loy's award-winning production first performed here in 2009. Wagner's epic opera is an Arthurian love story of knights and duelling-to-the-death, which 5th December 2014Sunday 21st December 2014 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Tristan und Isolde
event > Concerts > Opera - German opera
DATES  5th to 21st December 2014
A major hallmark of Antonio Pappano's tenure as Music Director of the Royal Opera House has been his exploration of Wagner. Continuing that theme, he returns t... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in WonderlandThe Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in WonderlandThe Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland The Royal Ballet stages a stunning stage version of Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale which returns to the Royal Opera House following its well received 2011 world premiere here. Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland combines elaborate costumes, projections and backdrops with inventive props and music by Joby Talbot. Praised f6th December 2014Friday 16th January 2015 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  6th December 2014 to 16th January 2015
The Royal Ballet stages a stunning stage version of Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale which returns to the Royal Opera House following its well received 2011... More about this event
 
Woolf 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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Woolf Works
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
 
 
 

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Royal Opera: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Royal Opera: Ariadne Auf Naxos
Concerts | Until 13th July 2014 

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The Romanian singer, Ruxandra Donose, who played a highly acclaimed Carmen with the English National Opera in 2012, returns to ...More

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

Royal Opera House

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

 
Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Royal Opera House

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

The iPhonics
Concerts | On 10th July 2014 

The Roadhouse 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

The group performs a range of rock covers....More

Gabbi's Head: The World Cup BenePub
Gabbi's Head: The World Cup BenePub
Sporting Events | Until 13th July 2014 

150-151 Dury Lane 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Ladies listen up: If you're set to become a football widow for the next month or are dreading the moment ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 10th June 2015 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Goodbye Piccadilly
Goodbye Piccadilly
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport ...More

 
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons
Theatre | Until 26th July 2014 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Lyndsey Turner, whose theatre credits include 'Posh' at the Royal Court and in West End, and Headlong's acclaimed 'Chimerica' which ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Thursday at Guanabara
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 10th July 2014 

Guanabara 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera House

Resident DJs play dance and Latin with live percussion from Basil....More

 
 
 
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