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Mayerling

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

Upcoming productions

  • Tosca

    Recorded
    Opera

    Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

  • Swan Lake

    Recorded
    Ballet

    The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

  • Die Zauberflöte (2017)

    Recorded
    Opera

    Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.

  • The Winter's Tale

    Recorded
    Ballet

    Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

  • Bernstein Centenary

    Recorded
    Ballet

    The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

  • Manon

    Recorded
    Ballet

    Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

    Please note that Manon contains scenes of an adult nature, including sexual violence.

  • Rigoletto

    Recorded
    Opera

    David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.
    This production contains brief nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

  • Carmen

    Recorded
    Opera

    A thrilling new production of Bizet’s passionate opera from visionary director Barrie Kosky, starring Anna Goryachova.

  • Macbeth

    Recorded
    Opera

    Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

  • Mayerling

    Live
    Ballet

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

  • Die Walküre

    Live
    Opera

    Antonio Pappano conducts an international cast in the second opera of Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen.

  • The Nutcracker (2017)

    Recorded
    Ballet

    A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

  • La Bayadère

    Live
    Ballet

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

  • The Nutcracker

    Live
    Ballet

    A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

  • The Queen of Spades

    Live
    Opera

    Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

  • La traviata

    Live
    Opera

    Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

  • Don Quixote

    Live
    Ballet

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

  • La forza del destino

    Live
    Opera

    Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

  • Faust

    Live
    Opera

    Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Live
    Ballet

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

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