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Productions

Das Rheingold

  • 24 September—26 October 2018
  • Main Stage

Antonio Pappano conducts the first opera in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, with a cast including John Lundgren and Johannes Martin Kränzle.

Die Walküre

  • 26 September—28 October 2018
  • Main Stage

Antonio Pappano conducts a great cast including Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, John Lundgren and Nina Stemme in the second opera in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Siegfried

  • 29 September—31 October 2018
  • Main Stage

The third opera in Richard Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen revels in its depiction of heroism even as it sets up the cycle’s dramatic conclusion.

Götterdämmerung

  • 1 October—2 November 2018
  • Main Stage

The Twilight of the Gods, the fourth and final opera in Richard Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, brings this magnificent tale of gods and mortals to a fiery close.

Mayerling

  • 8–30 October 2018
  • Main Stage

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events.

Solomon

  • 11 October 2018
  • Main Stage

Handel’s magnificent oratorio Solomon returns to its original home with conductor Christian Curnyn, the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of Early Opera Company.

Verdi's Requiem

  • 23 October 2018
  • Main Stage

Antonio Pappano leads the full forces of The Royal Opera and a cast of superb soloists in a special performance of Verdi's religious masterpiece.

La Bayadère

  • 1–17 November 2018
  • Main Stage

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

Simon Boccanegra

  • 15 November—10 December 2018
  • Main Stage

Verdi's tragedy about the ill-fated Doge of Genoa Simon Boccanegra returns in Elijah Moshinsky's handsome Renaissance production.

The Unknown Soldier / Infra / Symphony in C

  • 20–29 November 2018
  • Main Stage

Two contrasting ballets from Wayne McGregor and George Balanchine return to frame a world premiere by Alastair Marriott.

Insights

Insights: Mayerling

  • 25 September 2018

Join staff and artists of The Royal Ballet as they explore Kenneth MacMillan’s thriller Mayerling.

Insights: The Unknown Soldier

  • 27 September 2018

Explore the creative journey with choreographer Alastair Marriott, ahead of the opening of his latest commission.

Insights: Discover the Ring — Beginners Guide to the Ring

  • 14 October 2018

Sort your Freias from your Frickas with Sarah Lenton’s introduction to the extraordinary world of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Insights: Discover the Ring — Free Pop-Up Talks

  • 14 October 2018

Explore Wagner’s world with this series of free ten minute talks on Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Insights: Discover the Ring — Being Wagner

  • 14 October 2018

Simon Callow plunges into the mind of the man who composed the Ring Cycle.

See all upcoming Insights.

Rehearsals

Friends Rehearsals

  • 8 October—8 December 2018

Friends of Covent Garden have the opportunity to purchase tickets to open rehearsals.

Tours

Backstage Tour

  • 24 September—30 November 2018

Visit the Backstage and Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance.

Covent Garden Legends and Landmarks Tour

  • 2 October—23 November 2018

Step back into history and discover more about the Royal Opera House and the legends of London’s Theatre Land.

Thurrock Tour

  • 7 September—23 November 2018

Discover the fascinating world of the craftspeople who create stunning costumes, scenery and sets for the Royal Opera House on a tour of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre.

Velvet, Gilt and Glamour Tour

  • 2 October—23 November 2018

Whenever visitors see the historic auditorium of the Royal Opera House for the first time, it always amazes them.

Workshops

Dance with The Royal Ballet

  • 21 September—6 December 2018

Learn and dance steps inspired by ballets performed at the Royal Opera House.

Sing at the Royal Opera House

  • 28 September—14 December 2018

All ages and abilities are welcome to join in and sing in an opera chorus.

Ballet Dots

  • 1 October—26 November 2018

Discover the world of ballet through creative, fun and sensory dance workshops for children and adults.

Opera Dots

  • 15 October—10 December 2018

Discover the world of opera through fun participatory workshops for children and adults, full of singing, music and stories.

Crafternoons

  • 20 October—24 November 2018

Get making and try your hand at some of the techniques used to bring ballet and opera productions to life.

See all upcoming Workshops.

Recitals

Live at Lunch

  • 21 September—14 December 2018

Drop by for free lunchtime performances, featuring Royal Opera House artists and guest artists.

Recitals at Lunch

  • 24 September—17 December 2018

Experience an exciting programme of music in the opulent setting of the historic Royal Opera House Crush Room.

Meet the Young Artists 2018

  • 22–27 October 2018

After two seasons at St Clement Danes in the Strand during Open Up, Meet the Young Artists Week returns to the Royal Opera House with performances in the Crush Room.