Best summmer Dance and Opera at Covent Garden to book now
The dazzling Firebird, resourceful Figaro and memories of Fonteyn head up two months of top performances. Booking opens 9AM, Wed 3 April
Two story ballets and one abstract offering take to the stage in this distinctly Russian flavoured triple bill from The Royal Ballet. Among them The Firebird (1910), a 20th-century ballet classic that has choreography by Michel Fokine and music by a very young Igor Stravinsky.
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Margot Fonteyn was the epitome of British Ballet, something her home company recognised by awarding her the title of Prima Ballerina Assoluta – a title which no other has achieved even to this day.The Royal Ballet celebrates her long and illustrious career in a one-off performance, alongside a free exhibition.Read more ...
The unravelling of a leader is the compelling theme of Modest Mussorgky's opera Boris Godunov, returning to the Royal Opera House in the hugely successful 2016 production by director Richard Jones. Starring baritone Bryn Terfel, a real Covent Garden favourite (pictured).Read more ...
Mozart's comic opera never fails to amaze audiences with its musical inventiveness, and this production, first staged at Covent Garden in 2006, takes some beating. Returning with a stellar cast, it is both a great place to start for newcomers, and a favourite with Royal Opera regulars.Read more ...
When a baby is found on the battlefield, the entire 21st regiment brings her up, as a 'daughter'. But Marie falls for the Tyrolean Tonio, and must choose between her adopted family and true love, in Donizetti's comic opera, directed by Laurent Pelly and making a welcome return to the Royal Opera.Read more ...
Moscow’s prestigious Bolshoi Ballet returns to London for a three-week residency at the Royal Opera House Balletomanes can look forward to seeing four staple productions from the company’s repertoire: Spartacus (pictured), Swan Lake, The Bright Stream and Don Quixote.Read more ...
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