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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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Met: La Forza

MET Opera: La Forza Del Destino 12A

4h (includes interval) 0m

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen, following a string of recent Met triumphs, in her role debut.

Sat 9 Mar
16.50
Met: Romeo et Juliette

MET Opera: Romeo Et Juliette

3h 31m

Two singers at the height of their powers—soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s Shakespeare adaptation.

Sat 23 Mar
16.45
Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly TBC

2h 45m

Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.

Tue 26 Mar
19.15
Macmillan Celebrated

Royal Ballet: Macmillan Celebrated

3h 15m

The Royal Ballet celebrates the breadth of Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballets, Danses Concertantes, Different Drummer and Requiem.

Tue 9 Apr
19.15
Met: La Rondine

MET Opera: La Rondine

2h 47m

Puccini’s bittersweet love story makes a rare Met appearance, with soprano Angel Blue starring as the sophisticated French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelm.

Sat 20 Apr
17.45
Swan Lake

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

3h and 30m

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured.

Wed 24 Apr
19.15
Carmen

Royal Opera: Carmen

3h 40m

Carmen declares that any man she loves should beware. However, even she is unprepared for what will happen when she decides to seduce Don José, an army corporal..

Wed 1 May
18.45
Met: Madama Butterfly

MET Opera: Madama Butterfly

3h 15m

In her Met debut, Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the trusting geisha at the heart of Puccini’s tragedy.

Sat 11 May
17.45
Winter's Tale

Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

3h 20m

King Leontes is increasingly overpowered by unfounded jealousy, believing his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes.

Wed 22 May
19.15
Message In A Bottle

Royal Ballet: Message in a Bottle

2h 0m

The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope.

Thu 30 May
19.20
Andrea Chenier

Royal Opera: Andrea Chenier

3h 14m

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar's spectacular staging of Giordano's epic historical drama, conducted by long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano.

Tue 11 Jun
19.15
The Iron Claw Mob

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