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Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

The dashing corsair Simon Boccanegra and Maria, daughter of the nobleman Jacopo Fiesco, have fallen in love and had an illegitimate daughter. The child has disappeared from her foster-home. Boccanegra returns to Genoa to break the news to Maria, and learns of her death as a crowd, led by the plebeian Paolo Albiani, proclaim him Doge of Genoa

Booking from: Thursday, 15th November 2018
Booking until: Monday, 10th December 2018
Evenings: Various dates 7.30pm
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The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

Booking from: Monday, 31st December 2018
Booking until: Tuesday, 15th January 2019
Matinees: Various dates and times
Evenings: Various dates and times
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Mayerling

Mayerling

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary is emotionally unstable and haunted by his obsession with death. He is forced to marry Princess Stephanie. Soon afterwards his former lover Marie Larisch introduces him to a new mistress, Mary Vetsera, a young woman who shares his morbid fascination.

At the hunting lodge Mayerling, Rudolf and Mary form a suicide pact. They make love before Rudolf shoots first Mary and then himself. The royal family desperately covers up the tragedy.

Booking from: Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Booking until: Tuesday, 30th October 2018
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Carmen

Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

Booking from: Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 20th July 2019
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The Unknown Soldier - Mixed Ballet

The Unknown Soldier - Mixed Ballet

The classical and the contemporary meet in this programme of three complementary works. Alastair Marriott's new ballet to a commissioned score from Dario Marianelli marks the centenary of the ending of World War I in October 2018.

Booking from: Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Booking until: Thursday, 29th November 2018
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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel's parents have fallen on hard times. One afternoon, the children decide to cheer themselves up by dancing. Their mother Gertrud is furious to discover them neglecting their work. She sends them out into the forest to find strawberries for supper, little realizing that it is a dangerous place after dark.

Booking from: Thursday, 27th December 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 29th December 2018
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La Bayadere

La Bayadere

Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor.

Booking from: Monday, 5th November 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 17th November 2018
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Royal Opera House Seating Plan

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House on the Map

How to get there: (3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

Address:
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD