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Royal Opera: SemiramideRoyal Opera: SemiramideDavid Alden directs Rossini's epic tragedy based on a story by Voltaire with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.2017-12-13T18:30:00+00002017-12-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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The Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerThat great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on the 5th December, offering families a fun and festive treat watching Clara dance in front of the Christmas tree. It's hard to imagine a production more indulgently sumptuous than Peter Wright's restaging of Lev Ivanov's choreography to Tchaikovsky's famous score.2017-12-13T00:00:00+00002018-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING£6-£112
DATES5th December 2017 to 10th January 2018
That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on the 5th December, offering families a fun and festive treat watching Cla...†More about this event
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite SyncopationsConcerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite SyncopationsConcerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite SyncopationsThe Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring together the UK‚€™s five leading ballet companies, a fitting way to mark the 25th anniversary of his death. The first mixed bill pairs two of MacMillan's sunniest ballets with a new production of his dark, classical 2017-12-13T00:00:00+00002018-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING£4-£55
DATES18th October 2017 to 11th May 2018
The Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring together the UK‚€™s five ...†More about this event
Royal Opera: RigolettoRoyal Opera: RigolettoDavid McVicar directs Verdi's tragic opera about a hunchbacked jester. Starring Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto, Sofia Fomina as Gilda and Michael Fabiano in the role of the Duke of Mantua. Conducted by Alexander Joel.2017-12-14T19:30:00+00002018-01-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Rigoletto
Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerRoyal Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Royal Ballet Sinfonia is joined by the London Oratory Junior Choir, for Peter Wright's production of Tchaikovsky's enchanting tale about dancing snowflakes and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Barry Wordsworth and Paul Murphy share conducting duties.2017-12-15T12:00:00+00002018-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
The Royal Ballet: SylviaThe Royal Ballet: SylviaThe Royal Ballet: SylviaFrederick Ashton, who famously danced under the distinguished direction of Marie Rambert, revived this ballet in 1952. 'Sylvia' was his second full-length work and, with Margot Fonteyn in the title role, he made the choreography a showcase for classical elegance and unique style, with contemporary touches paying tribute to his distinctive flair. Wh2017-12-16T11:30:00+00002017-12-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING£5-£105
DATES23rd November to 16th December 2017
Frederick Ashton, who famously danced under the distinguished direction of Marie Rambert, revived this ballet in 1952. 'Sylvia' was his second full-length work...†More about this event
Royal Opera: SalomeRoyal Opera: SalomeHerod's stepdaughter Salome becomes dangerously obsessed with her father's prisoner John the Baptist in Richard Strauss's searing opera, directed by David McVicar. Malin Bystrom takes on the title role under the baton of conductor Henrik Nanasi. The production contains nudity and violence. Audience discretion is advised. Sung in German with English2018-01-08T20:00:00+00002018-01-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Salome
Draft Works 2018Draft Works 2018Royal Ballet dancers perform choreography still in the making by their dancer peers and guest choreographers, without lighting or costumes.2018-01-11T20:00:00+00002018-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Draft Works 2018
Royal Opera: ToscaRoyal Opera: ToscaDan Ettinger and Placido Domingo conduct three casts led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin in Puccini's emotionally wrought thriller about a singer, who pledges to give herself to the sadistic chief of police in order to save her lover from a death sentence. Directed by Jonathan Kent. Sung in Italian with English surtitles2018-01-15T19:30:00+00002018-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Tosca
The Royal Ballet: GiselleThe Royal Ballet: GiselleThe Royal Ballet: GiselleA ballet that never grows old, Giselle is once again performed at the Royal Opera House this year, after last being staged here in 2016. First performed in Paris in 1841, it transformed the world of dance and has since undergone many choreography and design changes over the years, although the essence still remains the same. Peter Wright's 2018-01-19T00:00:00+00002018-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING£4-£115
DATES19th January to 10th February 2018
A ballet that never grows old, Giselle is once again performed at the Royal Opera House this year, after last being staged here in 2016. First performe...†More about this event
Royal Ballet: GiselleRoyal Ballet: GisellePeasant girl Giselle is shocked to discover the true identity of her lover Albrecht, and that he is promised to another, in Marius Petipa's swooning romantic ballet of betrayal and transcendental love. Peter Wright's production is conducted by Koen Kessels.2018-01-19T19:30:00+00002018-03-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Royal Ballet: Giselle
Royal Opera: CarmenRoyal Opera: CarmenJakub Hrusa and Christopher Willis conduct two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaelle Arquez in the title role of Bizet's passionate opera about a sensual and fiercely independent woman, who woos a young soldier away from his bride-to-be. Barrie Kosky's production is sung in French with English surtitles.2018-02-06T19:00:00+00002018-03-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Royal Opera: Carmen
The Winter's TaleThe Winter's TaleThe Winter's TaleAfter creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ballet since 1995 - Christopher Wheeldon then went on to adapt Shakespeare's great romance, The Winter's Tale at the Royal Opera House in 2014. It has been described as "a triumph for The Royal Ballet" and its 2016 revival confirmed it a2018-02-13T00:00:00+00002018-03-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
PRICING£4-£115
DATES13th February to 21st March 2018
After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ballet since 1995 - Christopher Wheeldon then we...†More about this event
Royal Ballet: The Winter's TaleRoyal Ballet: The Winter's TaleAlondra de la Parra and Tom Seligman conduct a revival of Christopher Wheeldon's full-length ballet based on Shakespeare's enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation set to music by Joby Talbot. King Leontes accuses his pregnant wife of adultery with a childhood friend, setting in motion a devastating chain of events, which impacts on future ge2018-02-13T19:30:00+00002018-03-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale
Royal Ballet: New Wayne McGregor/The Age Of Anxiety/New Christopher WheeldonRoyal Ballet: New Wayne McGregor/The Age Of Anxiety/New Christopher WheeldonThe Royal Ballet's three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon, mark the centenary of the birth of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. The triple bill comprises two world premieres by McGregor and Wheeldon, and the first revival of Scarlett's The Age Of Anxiety performed to Bernstein's elegiac Second2018-03-15T19:30:00+00002018-04-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Opera House, † Bow Street† † † WC2E 9DD
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Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera: L'elisir D'amore

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Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

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Seven Dials Christmas Lights & Shopping Evening
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Seasonal | Until 25th December 2017 

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