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Written on SkinWritten on SkinWritten on SkinFive years after its well received premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 'Written on the Skin' George Benjamin's full-scale piece returns to the Royal Opera House. Set in 13th-century Provence, the story follows The Protector, who invites a scribe known as The Boy into his home and commissions a manuscript. However, when The Boy gets a li2017-01-23T00:00:00+00002017-01-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
PRICING  £3-£65
DATES  13th to 30th January 2017
Five years after its well received premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 'Written on the Skin' George Benjamin's full-scale piece returns to the Roya... More about this event
 
Royal Opera: Written On SkinRoyal Opera: Written On SkinGeorge Benjamin conducts in a first revival of his and Martin Crimp's highly acclaimed contemporary opera which draws on a 12th-century Occitan legend about the troubadour Guillem de Cabestaing. Directed by Katie Mitchell.2017-01-23T20:00:00+00002017-01-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Now On
Royal Opera: Written On Skin
 
The Royal Opera: Il TrovatoreThe Royal Opera: Il TrovatoreVerdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's murder of her mother by abducting their youngest son. This is the first revival of David Bosch's new production for the Royal Opera House, first stage in summer 2016 and played on the BP Big Screens. Reviewing its fi2017-01-23T00:00:00+00002017-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Ongoing

event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  £8-£195
DATES  1st December 2016 to 9th February 2017
Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's murder of her mother by a... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping BeautyThe Royal Ballet: The Sleeping BeautyThe Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its new home in Covent Garden after World War II, and Margot Fonteyn danced the lead role. In this production, 70 years after it was first staged, the classical beauty of Marius Petipa's original choreography presents an enchanted world of princ2017-01-23T00:00:00+00002017-03-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Ongoing

event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £5-£122, phone for availability
DATES  21st December 2016 to 14th March 2017
The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its new home in Covent Garden after World War II, and ... 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. Overlooking2017-01-23T00:00:00+00002017-06-19T00:00:00+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
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: Der RosenkavalierRoyal Opera: Der RosenkavalierAndris Nelsons conducts two starry casts including Renee Fleming, Alice Coote and Rachel Willis-Sorensen in Robert Carsen's new production of Richard Strauss's charming operatic comedy. Sung in German with English surtitles.2017-01-24T18:00:00+00002017-01-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Der Rosenkavalier
 
Royal Opera: La TraviataRoyal Opera: La TraviataRichard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragic opera, telling the tale of a doomed Parisian courtesan. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.2017-01-25T19:00:00+00002017-02-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: La Traviata
 
Royal Opera: Il TrovatoreRoyal Opera: Il TrovatoreRichard Farnes conducts two casts including singers Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in David Bosch's production of Verdi's witchcraft opera. This co-production with Frankfurt Opera is sung in Italian with English surtitles.2017-01-26T19:30:00+00002017-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
 
Fallen Angels: Upon AwakeningFallen Angels: Upon AwakeningA portrayal of fragmented stories of lost souls, searching, not knowing what they are looking for, choreographed and directed by Paul Bayes Kitcher.2017-02-02T20:00:00+00002017-02-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Fallen Angels: Upon Awakening
 
Royal Ballet: Woolf WorksRoyal Ballet: Woolf WorksRoyal Ballet: Woolf WorksWayne McGregor's critically acclaimed ballet triptych, his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet, first performed here two years ago, returns to the Royal Opera House. Set to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf, Woolf Works stars former Royal Ballet Principal Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi. Costume designs are 2017-02-02T19:30:00+00002017-02-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £4-£80
DATES  21st Jan, 2nd Feb, 4th Feb, 8th Feb, 11th Feb and 13th Feb & 14th Feb 2017
Wayne McGregor's critically acclaimed ballet triptych, his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet, first performed here two years ago, returns to the Ro... More about this event
 
The Royal Opera: Adriana LecouvreurThe Royal Opera: Adriana LecouvreurFrancesco Cilea's four act opera to an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti, based on the 1849 play by Eugene Scribe and Ernest Legouve. The conductor is Daniel Oren. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.2017-02-07T19:00:00+00002017-03-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur
 
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping BeautyRoyal Ballet: The Sleeping BeautyValeriy Ovsyanikov conducts Marius Petipa's version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet about the Princess Aurora, who is cursed at birth to fall into a deep sleep on her 16th birthday by pricking her finger on a spindle.2017-02-15T19:15:00+00002017-03-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
 
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von NurnbergRoyal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von NurnbergBryn Terfel stars in Wagner's opera about a shoemaker and poet. Conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Kasper Holten. Sung in German with English surtitles.2017-03-11T16:00:00+00002017-03-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
 
After The RainAfter The RainThe choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's one-act ballet, set to music by Arvo Part.2017-03-16T19:30:00+00002017-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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After The Rain
 
New Crystal PiteNew Crystal PiteA new work by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite2017-03-16T19:30:00+00002017-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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New Crystal Pite
 
The Royal Ballet: Human SeasonsThe Royal Ballet: Human SeasonsA contemporary ballet work by David Dawson that is inspired by the poetry of Keats. Conducted by Koen Kessels.2017-03-16T19:30:00+00002017-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: Human Seasons
 
Royal Opera House: Madama ButterflyRoyal Opera House: Madama ButterflyAntonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana Maria Martinez in Puccini's famous opera about the Geisha deserted by the American agent.2017-03-20T12:00:00+00002017-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
 
The Royal Ballet: JewelsThe Royal Ballet: JewelsGeorge Balanchine's glittering ballet, inspired by the beauty of gem stones, was first performed in full by The Royal Ballet in 2007. Returning to the Royal Opera House a decade later, this production of Jewels features a number of debuts from across the company and set designs by Jean-Marc Puissant. The ballet uses three gem stones - emeralds, rub2017-04-01T00:00:00+01002017-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House,   Bow Street      WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £4-£100
DATES  1st to 21st April 2017
George Balanchine's glittering ballet, inspired by the beauty of gem stones, was first performed in full by The Royal Ballet in 2007. Returning to the Royal Op... More about this event
 
 
 

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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Written on Skin
Written on Skin
Concerts | Until 30th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

Five years after its well received premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 'Written on the Skin' George Benjamin's full-scale piece ...More

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

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

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

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

Royal Opera: Written On Skin
Concerts | Until 30th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

George Benjamin conducts in a first revival of his and Martin Crimp's highly acclaimed contemporary opera which draws on a ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

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

 
Dead Funny
Dead Funny
Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

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

 
Saint Joan
Saint Joan
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina

Olivier-nominated Gemma Arterton takes the role of Joan of Arc in Saint Joan at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. Directed ...More

 

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