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20–26 November 2017

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Monday 20 November 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

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.

  • Monday 20 November 2017
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2.30pm
Backstage Tour
Lunchtime Recitals

Lunchtime Recitals

The regular free lunchtime recitals, at St Clement Danes in the Strand, feature the rising stars of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Lunchtime Recitals
Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti’s opera of a woman forced to breaking point is conducted by Michele Mariotti with a cast including Lisette Oropesa, Charles Castronovo and Christopher Maltman, in Katie Mitchell’s powerful production.

Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

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.

  • Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Royal Opera House
  • 10.30am
  • 12.30pm
Backstage Tour
Friends Rehearsals

Friends Rehearsals: Sylvia

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

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Friends Rehearsals: Sylvia
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

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.

  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • Royal Opera House
Backstage Tour
Semiramide

Semiramide

Antonio Pappano conducts Rossini’s epic tragedy with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee in a new production by David Alden.

Semiramide
Insights: What's the Future of Opera?

Insights: What's the Future of Opera?

Dr Flora Willson explores the mechanics of opera and its relevance today in this special event that follows on from the free online course Inside Opera.

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Insights: What's the Future of Opera?
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Thursday 23 November 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

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.

  • Thursday 23 November 2017
  • Royal Opera House
Backstage Tour
Noumena

Noumena

The rising star choreographer, Alexander Whitley, responds to Ashton’s ballet Sylvia in a new work.

Noumena
Sylvia

Sylvia

Frederick Ashton’s delightful full-length classical ballet is a charming feast for the senses, set to Delibes’ marvellous score.

Sylvia
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Friday 24 November 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

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.

  • Friday 24 November 2017
  • Royal Opera House
Backstage Tour
Thurrock Tour

Thurrock Tour

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.

  • Friday 24 November 2017
  • Production Workshop
Thurrock Tour
Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti’s opera of a woman forced to breaking point is conducted by Michele Mariotti with a cast including Lisette Oropesa, Charles Castronovo and Christopher Maltman, in Katie Mitchell’s powerful production.

Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Saturday 25 November 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Backstage Tour

Backstage Tour

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.

  • Saturday 25 November 2017
  • Royal Opera House
Backstage Tour
Semiramide

Semiramide

Antonio Pappano conducts Rossini’s epic tragedy with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee in a new production by David Alden.

Semiramide
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

The V&A, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, are creating a landmark exhibition presenting key moments in the story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day.

  • Sunday 26 November 2017
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics