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Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the Theatre Royal, it served primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history. In 1734, the first ballet was presented. A year later, Handel's first season of operas began. Many of his operas and oratorios were specifically written for Covent Garden and had their premieres there.

The current building is the third theatre on the site following disastrous fires in 1808 and 1857. The façade, foyer, and auditorium date from 1858, but almost every other element of the present complex dates from an extensive reconstruction in the 1990s. The Royal Opera House seats 2,256 people and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery.
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The Royal Ballet celebrates Wayne McGregor’s ten years as Resident Choreographer with an all-McGregor programme
Der Rosenkavalier Tickets
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Andris Nelsons conducts two starry casts including Renée Fleming, Alice Coote and Rachel Willis-Sørensen in Robert Carsen’s new production of Richard Strauss’s charming operatic comedy.
Il Trovatore Tickets
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The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky
La Traviata Tickets
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Joyce El-Khoury, Ekaterina Bakanova and Corinne Winters lead three excellent casts in Richard Eyre’s much-loved production of Verdi’s most famous opera
Les Contes d'Hoffmann Tickets
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Vittorio Grigòlo and Leonardo Capalbo share the title role and lead an excellent cast in Offenbach’s fantastical operatic drama
The Nose Tickets
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Barrie Kosky makes his Royal Opera debut with a new production of Shostakovich’s surrealist satire
The Nutcracker Tickets
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The Nutcracker is classical ballet at its most approachable and visually entrancing – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it!
The Sleeping Beauty Royal Ballet Tickets
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Join the Royal Ballet for an adventure in an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmother's and magic spells
Woolf Works Tickets
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The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter
Written on Skin Tickets
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A powerful Protector commissions a young artist to create an illuminated book to celebrate his power...