Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.

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  • Carmen (1991)

    The libretto, by Henri Meilac and Ludovic Halévy, is based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée. The first performance of Carmen on 3 March 1875, produced such a hostile reaction that Bizet left Paris physically and psychologically ill, and died only three months later on 3 June 1875, following two se...

  • Les Contes D'Hoffmann (2021)

    Les Contes D'Hoffmann by J. Offenbach, from The Royal Opera House, 2016. Directed by John Schlesinger, conductorEvelino Pidò, starring Sonya Yoncheva, Kate Lindsey, Thomas Hampson, Vittorio Grigolo, Christine Rice, Eric Halfvarson, Sofia Fomina, Vincent Ordonneau and Christophe Mortagne. Performe...

  • Madama Butterfly (2017)

    Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini, from The Royal Opera, 2017. Directed by Moshe Leiser / Patrice Caurier, conductor Antonio Pappano, starring Jeremy White, Scott Hendricks, Ermonela Jaho, Elizabeth DeShong, Carlo Bosi, Gyula Nagy, Marcelo Puente, Emily Edmonds and Yuriy Yurchuk. Performed in Italia...

  • Ashton Triple (The Dream; Symphonic Variations; Marguerite and Armand) (2017)

    Ashton Triple (The Dream; Symphonic Variations; Marguerite and Armand) by F. Mendelssohn, C. Franck, F. Liszt, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2017. Conductor Emmanuel Plasson, starring Steven McRae, Roberto Bolle, Marianela Nuñez, Yuhui Choe, Vadim Muntagiro...

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2017)

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by J.Talbot, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2017. Conductor Koen Kessels, starring Steven McRae, Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli, Christopher Saunders, James Hay, Laura Morera, Paul Kay, Romany Pajdak, Fernando Montano, ...

  • The Nutcracker (2016)

    The Nutcracker by P. I. Tchaikovsky, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2016. Directed by Peter Wright, conductor Boris Gruzin, starring Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell, Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli and Gary Avis.

  • Giselle (2016)

    Giselle by A. Adam, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2016. Conductor Barry Wordsworth, starring Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Eric Underwood, Gary Avis, Olivia Cowley, Itziar Mendizabal, Bennet Gartside, Elizabeth McGorian, Christina Arestis, Johannes Ste...

  • The Sleeping Beauty (2017)

    The Sleeping Beauty by P.I.Tchaikovsky, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2017. Conductor Koen Kessels, starring Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Kristen McNally, Claire Calvert, Christopher Saunders, Elizabeth McGorian, Alastair Marriott, Orchestra of the Ro...

  • The Winter's Tale (2018)

    The Winter's Tale by Talbot, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2018. Conductor Tom Seligman, starring Matthew Ball, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov, Laura Morera, Ryoichi Hirano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Tom Seligman.

  • The Nutcracker (2018)

    The Nutcracker by P. I. Tchaikovsky, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2018. Conductor Barry Wordsworth, starring Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Gary Avis, Marcelino Sambé, Orchestra of the Royal Opera HouseLondon Oratory Junior Choir,...