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The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

Booking from: Monday, 1st January 2018
Booking until: Thursday, 4th January 2018
Matinees: Various dates and times
Evenings: Various dates and times
Running time: 2 More Info
Tosca

Tosca

Three casts, led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin and conducted by Dan Ettinger and Plácido Domingo, star in The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s thriller.

Booking from: Monday, 15th January 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 3rd March 2018
Running time: 3 More Info
Giselle

Giselle

The peasant girl Giselle discovers the true identity of her lover Albrecht – and that he is promised to another.

Giselle kills herself. Her soul enters the ranks of the Wilis – shades of young women who died before their wedding day. All men that come across their path are compelled to dance themselves to death, and Albrecht falls into their trap. Giselle’s intercession saves Albrecht and releases her soul from the Wilis’ power.

Booking from: Friday, 19th January 2018
Booking until: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Running time: 2 More Info
Rigoletto

Rigoletto

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…

Booking from: Thursday, 14th December 2017
Booking until: Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Matinees: Saturday 14th April 2.30pm
Evenings: Various dates, 7.30pm
Running time: 2 More Info
Salome

Salome

Salome, stepdaughter of Herod, has become obsessed with her father’s prisoner John the Baptist. Herod promises to give her anything she wants if she dances for him. She dances.

Salome demands from Herod the head of John the Baptist. Herod, horrified, gives the order. Salome ecstatically receives her bloody reward.

Booking from: Monday, 8th January 2018
Booking until: Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Evenings: Monday to Friday 8pm and Saturday 7.30pm
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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, 6th February 2018
Booking until: Friday, 16th March 2018
Running time: 3 More Info
The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart.
 
Hermione’s baby daughter is abandoned and Hermione and their son die of distress. The baby Perdita, rescued by a shepherd, grows up to fall in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes. The young couple is reunited with the remorseful Leontes and Hermione returns from the dead.

Booking from: Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Booking until: Wednesday, 21st March 2018
Running time: 3 More Info
Sylvia

Sylvia

Frederick Ashton’s delightful full-length classical ballet is a charming feast for the senses, set to Delibes’ marvellous score.

Booking from: Wednesday, 29th November 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 16th December 2017
Running time: 2 More Info
Lucia Di Lammermoor

Lucia Di Lammermoor

Lucia’s brother Enrico is horrified to learn she has fallen in love with his sworn enemy Edgardo. He hastily arranges her marriage to his associate Arturo. Edgardo and Lucia privately exchange rings before he leaves to fight in France.

Booking from: Monday, 27th November 2017
Booking until: Monday, 27th November 2017
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Cavalleria/Pagliacci

Cavalleria/Pagliacci

Turiddu sings of his love for Lola. He is overheard by Santuzza, a woman he has seduced. Santuzza tells Lola’s husband Alfio of his wife’s infidelity.

Alfio challenges Turiddu to a duel. Turiddu asks his mother Mamma Lucia to look after Santuzza, and dies at Alfio’s hands.

Booking from: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 13th January 2018
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New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon

New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Booking from: Thursday, 15th March 2018
Booking until: Monday, 9th April 2018
Running time: 3 More Info

Royal Opera House Seating Plan

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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