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Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
Year opened: 1858
The Royal Opera House is a large performing arts centre and opera house in Covent Garden. The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House are based at the venue. For its first hundred years, the venue was mainly used as a playhouse, until 1734 when ballets were held there, and shortly after, operas. The main auditorium in the Royal Opera House is a Grade I listed building.
Booking until Dec 09
Booking until Jan 12
Booking until Feb 09
Opens Dec 17
The Sleeping Beauty
Opens Dec 21
Until December 9, 2016
Following a controversial premiere in 2014, Jonathan Kent's visually outrageous production of Puccini's first opera sees its first revival at the Royal Opera House arrives this November. Having divided the critics by placing the action in modern times, this adaptation of Abbe Prevost's "L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut" chronicles the fortune of a good-time girl turned tragic heroine, amidst the seedy background of a red-light district.
Until January 12, 2017
In celebration of choreographer Peter Wright's 90th birthday, 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.
Until February 9, 2017
After stunning on its debut and being screened in cinemas world wide last summer, visionary german director David Bosch's searing rendition of Verdi's dramatic Il Trovatore returns to the Royal Opera House this season with two casts in rotation to tell this biting story of obsessive love, mistaken identity, green eyed jealousy and of course, hard won revenge.
December 17, 2016-January 24, 2017
Disguises, duels, and duets are the order of the day in Richard Strauss' magnificently extravagant Der Rosenkavalier, or the Rose-bearer, being the name of an engagement tradition in mid-eighteenth century Vienna. The task is simple, select someone to deliver to your beloved a silver rose as proof of your love and reap the reward in matrimony. But woe-betide you if you chose the wrong man, especially if he is younger, more handsome and altogether a lot more desirable than you...
December 21, 2016-March 14, 2017
Celebrating 70 magical years of performances, The Royal Ballet revive their glorious production of The Sleeping Beauty for their Winter 2016/17 season. With classic choreography by Marcus Pepita, this Tchaikovsky scored work is an enchanting and romantic journey into the fairytale world of the cursed Princess Aurora and her charming saviour.
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