London’s Royal Opera House (now the Royal Ballet & Opera) in 2024-25

The Royal Ballet and Opera in 2024/25

  • World Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera Festen  
  • Eight new opera productions across two stages including: Eugene OneginThe Tales of HoffmannDie WalküreSemeleThe Sound Voice Project and a Bernstein double bill 
  • European Premiere of Wayne McGregor’s MaddAddam  
  • Eight works new to The Royal Ballet by choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Joseph Toonga and Pam Tanowitz 
  • 40 years of breaking down barriers with our pioneering learning programmes 
  • 11 productions shown in 1,500 cinemas across the globe 
  • Tickets available from £3 – on sale from Wednesday 10 July 

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The best things come to those who wait: Jurowski and the LPO’s Götterdämmerung

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Götterdämmerung (semi-staged): Soloists, London Philharmonic Choir, London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 27.4.2024 (CC)

Kai Rüütel-Pajula (Waltraute) and Svetlana Sozdateleva (Brünnhilde) © LPO

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BRB bring Sir Peter Wright’s 1984 The Sleeping Beauty back to Islington and it has an intimate grandeur

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 24.4.2024. (JO’D)

Eilis Small as The Lilac Fairy and Daria Stanciulescu as Fairy Carabosse © Tristram Kenton

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Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball lead an enjoyable revival of Liam Scarlett’s flawed Swan Lake

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Dancers of The Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Martin Georgiev (conductor). Directed for the screen by Peter Jones and relayed to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 24.4.2024. (JPr)

Yasmine Naghdi (Odette) and Matthew Ball (Prince Siegfried) © Andrej Uspensksi

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Kopatchinskaja’s Everyday Non-sense: might either be unforgettable or you could just as easily hate it

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Everyday Non-sense – works by Shiomi, Schmit, Higgins, Mozart, Kurtág, Cage, PatKop, Françaix and Ligeti: Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin / voice / vacuum cleaner), members of Aurora Orchestra. Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, 24.4.2024. (CC)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) © Pete Woodhead

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Underwhelming Verdi Requiem from Vasily Petrenko and the RPO at the Royal Albert Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Requiem: Miah Persson (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), David Junghoon Kim (tenor), Alexander Vinogradov (bass), Philharmonia Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 23.4.2024. (JR)

Vasily Petrenko conducts Miah Persson (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), David Junghoon Kim (tenor), Alexander Vinogradov (bass) and the RPO in Verdi’s Requiem © Chris Christodoulou

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