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Hilarious opera set backstage at the rehearsals for – an opera. A welcome revival of Gerald Barry's comedy
Barrie Kosky's staging of Handel's opera is sure to be a hit, with Joyce DiDonato in the power-mad title role and an all-star cast
A powerful man who uses his status to seduce women looks as topical as ever, but he has met his match in Donna Anna
Massenet's romantic story of the doomed love of a passionate poet for a virtuous woman returns to Covent Garden in a visually arresting production
Donizetti's comedy returns to Covent Garden in a production packed with visual humour as well as musical hi-jinks, and with a great comedic guest star
Spellbinding production of Benjamin Britten's opera is sung and staged to perfection
Mozart's comic opera returns to Covent Garden in the David McVicar production that has become a modern classic. The starry cast is led by Christian Gerhaher and Simon Keenlyside
On the eve of a royal wedding, a stranger tries to lighten the sombre mood of the princess bride, in Offenbach's tender opera, being given its first UK staging
Lover, nobleman, scoundrel, liar, cheat... They all roll into one in the character of Don Giovanni, but morality will win the day in a new production by Michael Boyd
World-class stars, the cream of British talent and new productions promise a spectacular season
The larger-than-life character of Luciano Pavarotti came to define and transcend his operatic world. Director Ron Howard is bringing his story to the screen
Seven new productions, four based on the Orpheus myth, and revivals of Bizet, Puccini and G&S
Dvorak, Mozart, Rossini and more, plus a rarity directed by Fiona Shaw in a season that opens with a big Berlioz bang
Tongue-in-cheek interpretation of Handel's heroic opera stars counter-tenor Tim Mead and Elizabeth DeShong
Mozart's magical opera of love, adventure and revenge, gets an exciting new look and first-class musical treatment
How much do you give up for love? So much that you are no longer the beloved person? That is the dilemma for the water nymph in Dvorák's traditional tale
The Cinderella fairy tale goes on a magical musical tour, with composer Jules Massenet and director Fiona Shaw
Some of the Royal Opera House’s top ballet and opera productions will be available for on-demand streaming for the first time through the digital streaming service Marquee.TV
A crafty cigarette underpins an entire opera of its own, and a young woman's eyes are opened by love – and Tchaikovsky
A country boy's obsession with a city woman poisons the happiness on offer at home
Laughter, suspense and great story-telling from Smetana, Mozart, Offenbach and Britten in four new productions
A Verdi drama, a Mozart comedy and a backstage romp by Richard Strauss are joined by an Italian rarity in the Opera Holland Park programme for June
– July 2018