Mattila and Grigorian excel in Claus Guth’s new production of Jenůfa at Covent Garden

When Gabriela Preissová’s play, Její pastorkyňa (Her Stepdaughter), was produced for the first time, on 9th November 1890 at the National Theatre in Prague, it provoked a fierce debate between the advocates…

Dramatic darkness and vocal delights as Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera House

So, after a Così that was wonderfully serene but somewhat serioso, now a Don Giovanni that impresses vocally but seems to have lost some of its giocoso.  Kasper Holten’s production…

ROH Engender Festival returns for 2021 with a packed programme of events and an unmissable line-up of change-makers and creatives

The Royal Opera House is excited to announce the Engender Festival line-up for 2021. From Monday 12 -17 July 2021, join us at Covent Garden and online for a week of talks and debates, operas in progress, concerts and workshops with an unmissable line-up of artists, composers, change-makers and brilliant creatives.   …

The Royal Opera House announces full details of the 2021/22 Season

The Royal Opera House has confirmed details for its 2021/22 Season, the first full Season since 2019. Opening on Monday 13 September, the Season includes five world premieres from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera,…

A new La clemenza di Tito from Richard Jones at the ROH

Over fifteen months since I had last set foot in an opera house—for Carmen at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden—it felt extraordinary to be back. All else would be secondary.…

Royal Opera House announces two new Friday Premieres: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations

The Royal Opera House is delighted to continue its #OurHouseToYourHouse programme, featuring online broadcasts that can be accessed by audiences around the world for just £3.  Join us on Friday 5 March at…

Gound Faust – Calleja and Terfel, Royal Opera House London

Gounod’s Faust makes a much welcomed return to the Royal Opera House. With each new cast, the dynamic changes as the balance between singers shifts and brings out new insights.…