Live from the Royal Opera House 2019/20

A fantastic season of 13 LIVE broadcasts from the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, featuring six Operas and six Ballets. The season includes an exciting range of new commissions, world premieres and much-loved revivals.

  • Popular classics including La bohème, Don Giovanni and Swan Lake.
  • New and highly anticipated opera productions of Don Pasquale, Beethoven’s Fidelio and Elektra, plus ballet World Premieres from choreographers Cathy Marston, Liam Scarlett and Wayne McGregor.
  • Damiano Michieletto’s ambitious award-winning production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, two classic operas drawn together, with thrilling singing and intense drama, for a wonderful night of Italian opera in its most familiar form.
  • A revival of Liam Scarlett’s glorious 2018 production of Swan Lake and The Royal Ballet’s much-loved production of The Sleeping Beauty are sure to delight classical ballet fans.
  • Antonio Pappano conducts star-studded international casts in Fidelio and Elektra.
  • And in December, another chance to see the family Christmas classic The Nutcracker.

Don Giovanni

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Don Giovanni is the second of Mozart’s landmark collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte (after The Marriage of Figaro and before Così fan tutte). In it they created a work that has beguiled and...

Showing on Tue 8th Oct 2019

Don Pasquale

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Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed...

Showing on Thu 24th Oct 2019

Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III

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From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of...

Showing on Tue 5th Nov 2019


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A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’...

Showing on Tue 10th Dec 2019

The Nutcracker

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Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic...

Showing on Tue 17th Dec 2019

The Sleeping Beauty

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The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II,...

Showing on Thu 16th Jan 2020

La Bohème

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Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited...

Showing on Wed 29th Jan 2020

Marston & Scarlett

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Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The...

Showing on Tue 25th Feb 2020


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Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise...

Showing on Tue 17th Mar 2020

Swan Lake

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Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent...

Showing on Wed 1st Apr 2020

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

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Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless...

Showing on Tue 21st Apr 2020

The Dante Project

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Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations...

Showing on Thu 28th May 2020


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Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother...

Showing on Thu 18th Jun 2020