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Upcoming Highlights

  • Orphee et Eurydice

    Opens Sep 14

  • Le nozze di Figaro

    Opens Sep 15

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Opens Sep 19

  • Carmen

    Opens Oct 19

  • The Nutcracker

    Opens Dec 08

Orphee et Eurydice

September 14-October 3, 2015

The Royal Opera take on the haunting myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in this this stunning new production, choreographed by Hofesh Shecter and directed by John Fulljames. Created by Christoph Gluck, this adaptation originated from Berlioz' 1859 version of the tale, where Orpheus is given the option to end his suffering and rescue his wife from the underworld; provided he is able to control his emotions and keep his eyes from her before their return to earth...

Le nozze di Figaro

September 15-October 7, 2015

Known as Mozart's wittiest opera, Le nozze di Figaro reunites us with Count and Countess Almivira, who's respective servants are soon to be married. Only Count Almivra is already bored with his new wife, after wooing her in the Barber of Seville, and decides it's time to try his luck with Figaro's betrothed. A mad-cap adventure with more plot twists and turns than Downton Abbey soon follows as the the servants must find some way to outwit their masters!

Romeo and Juliet

September 19-December 2, 2015

Kenneth MacMillan's spellbinding ballet set to Sergei Prokofiev's exciting score returns to the Royal Opera House for the autumn season. Made famous by the pairing of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles, the ballet has remained a popular mainstay in the Royal Ballet repertoire since its legendary premiere back in 1961. Since then the production has been performed more than 400 times and toured around the world; in 2011 it was adapted for arena-scale performances at the O2 Arena. Now, you can enjoy it back in its original setting at the ROH.


October 19-November 30, 2015

Georges Bizet's iconic 17th and last opera is his most well-loved, having captured the imagination of French readers with exotic tales of Spain through his rendering of Prosper Merimee's popular novella of the same name. Packed full of famous songs including the seductive Habanera and Escamillo's rousing Toreador Song, Francesca Zambello's 2006 production for The Royal Opera makes a welcome return to the ROH with international opera stars Anita Rachvelishvili, Elena Maximova, Bryan Hymel, Yonghoon Lee and Jonas Kaufmann leading the production.

The Nutcracker

December 8, 2015-January 14, 2016

It's back! Following last year's hiatus at the Royal Opera House, London's best-loved holiday ballet is set to return this Christmas. Follow the coming of age tale of Clara and her mysterious Nutcracker prince, as they defeat the wicked mouse army and journey to a fantastical world, where the sweet treats of the world are human-shaped and dance like a dream in her honour. Enjoy the stirring music of Tschaikovsky's Waltz of the Snowflakes and fleet-footed Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, against a glorious Victorian Christmas background, designed by Julia Trevelyan Oman.

September '15

Sep 9-12, 2015

October '15

Oct 10-16, 2015

Oct 13-15, 2015

Oct 16-17, 2015

Oct 19-Nov 30, 2015

Oct 29-31, 2015

November '15

Oct 19-Nov 30, 2015

Nov 26-28, 2015

December '15

Dec 1, 2015-Jan 24, 2016

Dec 8, 2015-Jan 14, 2016

January '16

Dec 8, 2015-Jan 14, 2016

Dec 1, 2015-Jan 24, 2016

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