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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.
Don Carlo Tickets
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Verdi’s opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain
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
Jewels Tickets
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Now celebrating its 50th year, George Balanchine’s sparkling ballet still shines with all the brilliance of the gemstones that inspired it
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
Mayerling Tickets
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Adult drama meets electrifying choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful ballet – a devastating tale of extreme passion and desperate acts, inspired by true events
The Exterminating Angel Tickets
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Thomas Adès conducts a huge ensemble cast of world-class singers in the UK premiere of his latest opera, inspired by Luis Buñuel’s iconic film
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