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  • Don Quixote

    • 19 February—4 April 2019

    Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

  • The Monstrous Child

    • 21 February—3 March 2019

    In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon, the teenage daughter of Norse god Loki tries to find her place in the mythical world.

  • Katya Kabanova

    • 21–26 February 2019

    Rising stars Amanda Majeski and Pavel Cernoch make Royal Opera debuts in Richard Jones's production of the second work in The Royal Opera's Janácek cycle.

  • Così fan tutte

    • 25 February—16 March 2019

    Thomas Allen and five young operatic talents star in Mozart's theatrical and tuneful comedy about love and fidelity.

  • Frankenstein

    • 5–23 March 2019

    Love, grief and the desire for power over death fuel a tragic spiral of events in this revival of Liam Scarlett's first full-length ballet.

  • Awakening

    • 8–9 March 2019

    National Dance Company Wales return to the Royal Opera House performing three dances to amuse and amaze, alongside participatory events.

  • Annette Page: Tribute to a Ballerina

    • 12 March 2019

    A special celebration of the life of one of The Royal Ballet's beloved Principal dancers.

  • Dutch Masters

    • 15–17 March 2019

    Dutch ballet company Introdans performs a programme of neoclassical dance works from its award-winning repertory.

  • La forza del destino

    • 21 March—22 April 2019

    Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

  • Romeo and Juliet

    • 26 March—11 June 2019

    Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

  • Berenice

    • 27 March—7 April 2019

    Sparks fly in a new, intriguingly theatrical production which pits two strong women against princes and each other in a battle of love and politics.

  • Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story

    • 3 April 2019

    Join Carlos Acosta for this exclusive film screening and Q&A about his life as a dancer.

  • Faust

    • 11 April—6 May 2019

    Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's stunning Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

  • International Draft Works 2019

    • 11–12 April 2019

    A unique and exciting opportunity to see emerging choreographic talent, from choreography still in the making to fully-fledged works.

  • Juliet & Romeo

    • 13–14 April 2019

    Through dance, theatre and comedy, innovative theatre company Lost Dog tell the story of Shakespeare’s young lovers – if they hadn’t died in a tragic misunderstanding but lived not-so-happily ever after.

  • A Man of Good Hope

    • 16 April—4 May 2019

    The true story of a young refugee’s journey through Africa told through music, singing and dance, based on the book by Jonny Steinberg.

  • SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill

    • 18 April—4 May 2019

    Isango Ensemble re-tell the story of a real-life, tragic maritime disaster, based on the book by Fred Khumalo.

  • Billy Budd

    • 23 April—10 May 2019

    Deborah Warner stages the first production of Britten's all-male opera at Covent Garden for nearly two decades, with Jacques Imbrailo, Toby Spence and Brindley Sherratt in the lead roles.

  • Within the Golden Hour

    • 8–21 May 2019

    Christopher Wheeldon's ballet to a specially written score by Ezio Bosso has been acclaimed as one of his finest works.

  • Flight Pattern

    • 8–21 May 2019

    Crystal Pite's ballet is a moving exploration of the refugee crisis, from the plight of millions of displaced people to individual human relationships

  • New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

    • 8–21 May 2019

    Acclaimed contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui creates his first work for The Royal Ballet

  • Yorke Dance Project 20th Anniversary Celebrations

    • 14–17 May 2019

    Choreographer Yolande Yorke-Edgell's touring company celebrates its twentieth anniversary with performances of four ballets by dance-makers including Kenneth MacMillan, Robert Cohan and Sophia Stoller.

  • Phaedra

    • 15–20 May 2019

    Henze’s astonishing final opera is a rhapsodic re-imagining of a classical tragedy. This production is brought to life by The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists.

  • Andrea Chénier

    • 20 May—9 June 2019

    David McVicar's stunning production of Giordano's greatest opera returns with Roberto Alagna as the revolutionary poet Andrea Chénier.

  • 9

    • 24–30 May 2019

    Extraordinary Canadian dance company Cas Public returns to the Royal Opera House with a work for children and adults which takes dancer Cai Glover’s hearing impairment as an inspiration point.

  • Tosca

    • 24 May—20 June 2019

    Puccini's thrilling opera returns with star singers Kristine Opolais, Angela Gheorghiu, Vittorio Grigòlo, Bryn Terfel and Marco Vratogna in the lead roles.

  • A Month in the Country

    • 4–14 June 2019

    Frederick Ashton's poignant ballet captures the essence of Turgenev's play about family and unrequited love.

  • The Firebird

    • 4–14 June 2019

    Good confronts evil in Mikhail Fokine's classic ballet about a magical Firebird, a powerful magician and a noble Prince.

  • Symphony in C

    • 4–14 June 2019

    Balanchine's dazzling neoclassical ballet, set to Bizet's Symphony no.1 is a joyful showcase for the whole Company.

  • The Diary of One Who Disappeared

    • 5–8 June 2019

    Award-winning director Ivo van Hove directs a brilliant cast in a touching staging of Janácek’s dramatic song cycle.

  • Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration

    • 8 June 2019

    The Royal Ballet pays tribute to its Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Margot Fonteyn, with a special celebratory performance to mark the centenary of her birth.

  • Ballet Black

    • 13–15 June 2019

    Cassa Pancho's virtuoso company of black and Asian classically trained dancers returns to the Royal Opera House, with a dynamic mixed programme of two ballets from leading choreographers.

  • Young Talent Festival

    • 18 June—6 July 2019

    The Young Talent Festival celebrates a wealth of emerging artists from across Europe’s junior companies and premiere dance schools.

  • Boris Godunov

    • 19 June—3 July 2019

    Bryn Terfel leads a predominantly British cast as the tormented Tsar Boris in Richard Jones's production of Musorgsky's magnificent opera.

  • Carmen

    • 22 June—20 July 2019

    Bizet's greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José.

  • The Marriage of Figaro

    • 29 June—21 July 2019

    Mozart's great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness returns with Christian Gerhaher and Simon Keenlyside as the clever Figaro and his aristocratic master.

  • La Fille du régiment

    • 8–20 July 2019

    An exciting young cast take on Donizetti's sparkling French comic opera in Laurent Pelly's hilarious production.

  • The Royal Ballet School Summer Performance

    • 14 July 2019

    This summer showcase offers a chance to see the depth and breadth of talent emerging from The Royal Ballet School.

  • Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance

    • 21 July 2019

    Participants in the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme during the 2018/19 Season take centre stage in a programme of opera extracts.

  • War and Peace

    • 23–24 July 2019

    Welsh National Opera returns to the Royal Opera House with a piece of Russian history in David Pountney’s new production of Prokofiev’s opera.

  • Spartacus

    • 29 July—10 August 2019

    The Bolshoi Ballet opens its Covent Garden season with Yuri Grigorovich’s sensational production of a Russian favourite.

  • Swan Lake

    • 2–14 August 2019

    The Bolshoi Ballet’s spellbinding prouction of Tchaikovsky’s glorious ballet, with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich after Petipa and Ivanov.

  • The Bright Stream

    • 7–8 August 2019

    The Bolshoi Ballet brings Alexei Ratmansky’s enchanting production, set to Shostakovich’s colourful score.

  • Don Quixote

    • 15–17 August 2019

    The Bolshoi Ballet present a sparkling adaptation of a Petipa classic, restaged by Alexei Fadeyechev.