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Met Summer Encore: The Barber of Seville

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Met Summer Encore: The Barber of Seville

From the 2006–07 season Rossini's madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and barito...

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Met Summer Encore: Aida

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Met Summer Encore: Aida

From the 2018–19 season Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi's grand drama of ancient Egypt, seen in a stunning production by Sonja Frisell...

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ROH Live: Don Giovanni

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ROH Live: Don Giovanni

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger... and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the venge...

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Met Opera: Turandot

20191012

Met Opera: Turandot

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced a...

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ROH Live: Don Pasquale

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ROH Live: Don Pasquale

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 young wife ...

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Met Opera: Manon (2019)

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Met Opera: Manon (2019)

Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier...

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ROH Live: Concerto/Enigma/Raymonda

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ROH Live: Concerto/Enigma/Raymonda

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

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Met Opera: Madama Butterfly (2019)

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Met Opera: Madama Butterfly (2019)

Hui He stars as the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer, sung by Andrea Carè. Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the ...

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Met Opera: Akhnaten

20191123

Met Opera: Akhnaten

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Awar...

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ROH Live: Coppelia

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ROH Live: Coppelia

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’ deli...

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Met Opera: Wozzeck

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Met Opera: Wozzeck

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the mos...

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ROH Live: La Boheme

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ROH Live: La Boheme

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyricalarias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poig...

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Met Opera: Porgy and Bess

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Met Opera: Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera, hailed as a triumph at its premiere in Lond...

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ROH Live: Marston & Starlett

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ROH Live: Marston & Starlett

Choreographer 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 Roya...

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Met Opera: Agrippina

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Met Opera: Agrippina

In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell...

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Met Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander

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Met Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander

For the first time at the Met, Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutchman, condemned to roam the seas for eternity, with Anja Kampe as the devoted Senta, whose love can set him free.

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ROH Live: Fidelio

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ROH Live: Fidelio

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 D...

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Met Opera: Tosca

20200411

Met Opera: Tosca

Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns with star soprano Anna Netrebko as the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Ca...

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ROH Live: Pagliacci

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ROH Live: Pagliacci

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Dam...

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Met Opera: Maria Stuarda (2020)

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Met Opera: Maria Stuarda (2020)

Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Eliza...

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ROH Live: Elektra

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ROH Live: Elektra

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

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