New production Sung in German with English subtitles When a precious hoard of gold is stolen from the river Rhine, it unleashes a chain of destructive events, pitting gods and mortals against one another for generations. Wagner’s Ring cycle boasts some of the greatest music ever written for the opera stage. Join us as weContinue reading "The Royal Opera: Das Rheingold"
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James Norton (Happy Valley, Grantchester) stars in the ‘utterly compelling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) theatrical event of 2023 as visionary director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) stages the English language premiere of A LITTLE LIFE. Filmed live at the Savoy Theatre, London, during its West End run, this record-breaking and ‘beautifully acted’ (★★★★Continue reading "A Little Life"
Sung in Italian with English subtitles Country boy Nemorino is determined to win the haughty Adina’s heart, but she refuses to give him the time of day. Can Doctor Dulcamara’s so-called ‘elixir of love’ work its magic? Conductor Sesto Quatrini makes his house debut, as does soprano Nadine Sierra in the role of Adina. SheContinue reading "The Royal Opera: L’elisir D’amore"
Klimt and The Kiss is an exquisitely rich film that delves into the detail and passion surrounding Gustav Klimt’s iconic artwork as well as revealing the scandalous life of the artist himself. The film provides a fascinating portrait of the decadent Art Nouveau movement in which Klimt was renowned for and takes the viewer on aContinue reading "EOS: Klimt and the Kiss"
Don Quixote, based on Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel of the same name, regales the adventures of the eccentric nobleman Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, as they help to bring a vivacious young couple, Kitri and Basilio, together. This energetic 19th-century ballet is enlivened by Ludwig Minkus’ spirited score and is aContinue reading "The Royal Ballet: Don Quixote"
Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production forContinue reading "The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker – Encore"
Sung in Czech with English subtitles This production was filmed live in 2022 Rusalka, a water spirit, lives with her family in the pure waters of the forest lake. When she falls in love with a Prince, she sacrifices her voice and leaves her home in the hope of finding true love in a newContinue reading "The Royal Opera: Rusalka"
This adaptation of Abbé Prévost’s novel embodies Kenneth MacMillan at his best, his acute insight into human psychology and his mastery of narrative choreography finding full expression in the impassioned duets of the central couple, visceral and urgent in their desire. The heroine’s struggle to escape poverty make Manon one of the most dramatic andContinue reading "The Royal Ballet: Manon"
Sung in Italian with English subtitles When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences. With a score that includesContinue reading "The Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly – Encore"
Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner's playContinue reading "The Royal Ballet: Macmillan Celebrated"
Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her? Tchaikovsky’s sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographerContinue reading "The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake"
New Production. Sung in French with English subtitles Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role. Cert: 12Aa Running Time: 3hr 40min (Including one interval)Continue reading "The Royal Opera: Carmen"
King Leontes of Sicilia is crippled with an all-consuming jealousy when his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, stays with him and his wife Hermione. What follows is a tale where a marriage is destroyed, a child is abandoned and all hope is seemingly lost for two lovers. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Winter's Tale isContinue reading "The Royal Ballet: The Winter’s Tale – Encore"
The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive. Message In A Bottle is a spectacular new dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits ofContinue reading "A Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK production: Message In A Botltle"
Sung in Italian with English subtitles At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him... Jonas Kaufmann headlinesContinue reading "The Royal Opera: Andrea Chénier"
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