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Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

Year opened: 1858
Capacity: 2256

  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

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.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Les Vepres siciliennes

    Booking until Nov 04

  • Lucia di Lammermoor

    Opens Oct 30

  • Semiramide

    Opens Nov 19

  • Salome

    Opens Jan 08, 2018

  • Carmen

    Opens Feb 06, 2018

Les Vepres siciliennes

Until November 4, 2017

Verdi's epic five-act opera is back at the Royal Opera House. Les Vepres siciliennes was Verdi's first Opera written specifically for the Paris stage. It emulates the extravagance and opulence that is expected from the grande opera genre. Les Vepres siciliennes is truly thrilling with ambitious and impressive choruses, passionate duets and spell-bounding arias.

Lucia di Lammermoor

October 30-November 27, 2017

Renowned director Katie Mitchell OBE's rousing 2015 production of Donzetti's classic tragedy returns to the Royal Opera House stage this Autumn, infusing the tale of the headstrong and ultimately doomed heroine with new, visceral life. Mitchell's adaptation is filled with thrilling, violent and poignant moments as Lucia fights for love and survival, emphasised by Vicki Mortimer's breathtaking split screen stage design.

Semiramide

November 19-December 16, 2017

A brand-new production of Rossini's tragic political story comes to the Royal Opera House this November, directed by operatic director genius, David Alden. Starring Joyce DiDonato, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee, this was Rossini's last opera before moving to Paris; the end of his "Italian era", as it were. Political, hard-hitting and bloody, this Greek tragedy-inspired work has been reworked by Alden to take place in a 20th century setting.

Salome

January 8-30, 2018

Not for the faint-hearted, Richard Strauss' searing and violent opera retells the story of the biblical temptress of the famed "seven veils", in a 1920s Art-Deco era setting, conceived by David McVicar and first premiering in 2008. Originally adapted from Oscar Wilde's novel of the same name, Strauss' Salome brought down the house on its first night in 1905, confirming his place in the higher echelon of opera composers.

Carmen

February 6-March 16, 2018

Georges Bizet's iconic 17th and last opera 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, Barrie Kosky will direct two distinct casts for a limited engagement, with the lead role sung by Anna Goryachova and Gaelle Arquez.

October '17

Until Nov 27, 2017

November '17

Until Nov 27, 2017

Nov 23-Dec 16, 2017

December '17

Nov 23-Dec 16, 2017

Dec 6, 2017-Jan 13, 2018

Dec 14, 2017-Jan 16, 2018

Until Jan 10, 2018

January '18

Until Jan 10, 2018

Dec 14, 2017-Jan 16, 2018

Dec 6, 2017-Jan 13, 2018

Jan 8-30, 2018

Jan 15-Mar 3, 2018

Jan 19-Mar 2, 2018

Jan 19-Mar 2, 2018

February '18

Jan 19-Mar 2, 2018

Jan 19-Mar 2, 2018

Jan 15-Mar 3, 2018

Feb 6-Mar 16, 2018

Feb 6-Mar 16, 2018

March '18

Jan 19-Mar 2, 2018

Jan 19-Mar 2, 2018

Jan 15-Mar 3, 2018

Feb 6-Mar 16, 2018

Feb 6-Mar 16, 2018

Mar 17-Apr 9, 2018

April '18

Mar 17-Apr 9, 2018

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