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Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

Address:
Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

Directions:
(3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

Please note: the location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Clara, a young girl, creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to retrieve her favourite present. But a mysterious magician, Drosselmeyer, is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.

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Le Nozze di Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro

Figaro and Susanna are looking forward to their wedding day, but first they must outwit Figaro’s master Count Almaviva, who seems to have designs on Susanna.

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Carmen

Carmen

Don José is a young soldier in the army in Seville. He intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village, but when he meets the sensual and high-spirited Carmen, he finds himself powerless to resist her. Carmen was based on a popular novella of the same name by Prosper Mérimée, which enticed late 19th century French readers with exotic tales of Spain. Its heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and Georges Bizet’s opera was a critical failure on its premiere in 1875. Bizet died shortly after, never learning of the spectacular success Carmen would achieve: it has been staged over 500 times at Covent Garden alone.

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Cubania

Cubania

Carlos Acosta presents a vibrant mixed programme featuring works from leading Cuban artists accomapanied by a live Cuban band.

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Romeo And Juliet

Romeo And Juliet

Kenneth MacMillan poignant setting of Sergey Prokofiev’s classic score draws out the emotional and psychological intensity of the tale. Romeo and Juliet contains three passionate pas de deux: the lovers’ first meeting, the famous balcony scene and the devastating final tragedy, in which Romeo dances desperately with the lifeless Juliet.

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Ariadne Auf Naxos

Ariadne Auf Naxos

Grand passions and comedy collide with wonderful effect in Christof Loys production of Strauss's dazzling opera.

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Peter Pan - Royal Opera House

Peter Pan - Royal Opera House

A magical new show based on a loved and familiar story comes to the Royal Opera House, courtesy of Welsh National Opera. J. M. Barrie’s classic children’s tale Peter Pan is perfect for opera, with its battle between love and freedom and themes of loss and identity.

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Orph?e et Eurydice

Orph?e et Eurydice

The Italian Orfeo ed Euridice was the first of Gluck’s great ‘reform’ operas. In it, he and his librettist Ranieri de’ Calzabigi sought to move away from the complicated plots and ornate music of opera seria, in favour of a ‘noble simplicity’, where music always drives the story.

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Morgen Und Abend

Morgen Und Abend

A man is born, and becomes a fisherman. He ages. One day he finds himself speaking to loved ones long dead. He comes to realize that he, too, is dead.

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Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Operatic pleasure is doubled as Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera, and award winning Italian director Damiano Michieletto join forces for a new production of the ever-populare pairing of the two operas.

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Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux / Carmen

Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux / Carmen

A new narrative work from acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta concludes this mixed programme, featuring brilliant short ballets by Liam Scarlett, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine.

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Connectome / Raven Girl

Connectome / Raven Girl

Admired and Beautifully contrasting, two recent ballets by choreographers within the Royal Ballet are bought together for an atmospheric and contemporary programme.

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Monotones I & II / The Two Pigeons

Monotones I & II / The Two Pigeons

These two short, non-narrative ballets each present an extended pas de trois that is perfectly matched to Satie’s haunting music.

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