Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House


The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers. In recent years, The Royal Opera has given an average of 150 performances per season (September–July) of approximately twenty operas, nearly half of these being new productions.


And under the leadership of Director Kevin O’Hare, grand balletic tradition and an illustrious heritage are united with innovation, daring and exceptional standards of artistry, creativity and stagecraft to produce supreme theatre given by the Royal Ballet.


Savoy Cinemas is proud to bring you live broadcasts from the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet, showcasing the very best performances that this powerhouse has to offer.


Royal Opera House 2017/18: The Magic Flute

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: The Magic Flute

Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not ...

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: La Boheme

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: La Boheme

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Ric...

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser...

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: The Nutcracker

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: The Nutcracker

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adve...

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: Rigoletto

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: Rigoletto

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed ...

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: Tosca12A

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: Tosca

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captur...

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: A Winters Tale

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: A Winters Tale

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the suc...

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: Carmen

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the p...

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: Bernstein Centenary

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: Bernstein Centenary

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions...

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: Macbeth

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Royal Opera House 2017/18: Macbeth

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Mar...

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: Manon

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: Manon

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistre...

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: Swan Lake

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Royal Ballet 2017/18: Swan Lake

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlet...

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