Best Covent Garden Opera and Dance this winter
Diaries out: booking opens 9AM, Wed 24 Oct for traditional and innovative ballet plus Verdi, Beethoven and a new family opera
Richard Eyre's timeless production of Verdi's opera has been delighting Covent Garden audiences for 25 years, and it's hard to find better story-telling, singing or staging. A society hostess finds true love, but it is complicated by social pressure and illness...Read more ...
Welcome return of the John Cranko ballet based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel Yevgeniy Onegin. Danced to orchestral versions of Tchaikovsky's piano music, Cranko's ballet tells the story of innocent Tatiana, snubbed by the worldly Onegin, who realises his mistake too late.Read more ...
As if life for Alice under ground were not mad enough, here comes an opera in which all the familiar characters charge through a single crazy hour. Gerald Barry's madcap music and an all-star cast give Lewis Carroll's story an extra twist.Read more ...
The Cuban troupe created by the former Royal Ballet star dancer Carlos Acosta takes up a 10-day residency at the Linbury Theatre. They perform five works, three new to London, by Cuban and international choreographers.Read more ...
Jonas Kaufmann stars as the political prisoner Florestan with Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen as Eleonore, the woman who rescues him in a landmark new production of Beethoven's only opera.Read more ...
The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous new production of the timeless classic to music by Tchaikovsky returns to Covent Garden for the first time since its acclaimed debut two years ago. Liam Scarlett's version succeeds in being both traditional and attractive to modern audiences.
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