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Royal Opera Schedule 2017 / Covent Garden

Experience the beauty and artistry of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London, one of the world's most prestigious opera houses. The 2017 season of London's Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet features performances of L'elisir d'amore, Jewels and more.

Opera


Royal Opera House The Exterminating Angel
The Royal Opera performs the premiere of the opera by Thomas Adès based on the film by Luis Buñuel.
April 24 - May 8, 2017
Royal Opera Don CarloDon Carlo
During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, the King of Spain marries the woman his son loves.
May 12- 29, 2017
Royal Opera Elixir of LoveL'elisir d'amore
In Gaetano Donizetti's opera, the doctor Dulcamara offers a love potion to help Nemorino, a peasant, win the heart of the beautiful Adina.
May 27 - June 22, 2017

Ballet


Jewels Royal BalletJewels
Choreographer George Balanchine features a different gemstone and composer for each movement of the ballet: Fauré for 'Emeralds' Stravinsky for 'Rubies' and Tchaikovsky for 'Diamonds'.
April 6 - 21, 2017
MayerlingMayerling
Kenneth MacMillan's ballet tells the story of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince who, after being forced into marriage, faces a life declining into violence.
April 28 - May 13, 2017
Covent Garden Opera House ForsytheThe Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude / Tarantella / Strapless / Symphonic Dances
The mixed program features works by William Forsythe, George Balanchine, and Christopher Wheeldon as well as a premiere by Liam Scarlett.
May 18 - 31, 2017

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