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Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

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AddressBow Street,
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD
United Kingdom
ContainsRoyal Opera House, Clore Studio Upstairs
Royal Opera House: Linbury Theatre
Royal Opera House: The Crush Room
Google maps51° 30' 48.136" N 0° 7' 20.640" W
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LondonLa forza del destinoNew production

Jonas Kaufmann (Don Alvaro) and Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Verdi: La forza del destino
Sir Antonio Pappano; Christof Loy; Royal Opera; Christian Schmidt; Anna Netrebko; Liudmyla Monastyrska

LondonDon Quixote

Marianela Núñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio) © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
Minkus: Don Quixote
Marius Petipa; Carlos Acosta; Royal Ballet; Martin Yates; Tim Hatley; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Marianela Núñez

LondonRomeo and Juliet

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Sir Kenneth MacMillan; Royal Ballet; Koen Kessels; Pavel Sorokin; Nicolas Georgiadis; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

LondonBerenice

Handel: Berenice, regina d'Egitto
Laurence Cummings; Adele Thomas; Royal Opera; Hannah Clark; Claire Booth; Rachael Lloyd; Jacquelyn Stucker

LondonFaust

Gounod: Faust
Dan Ettinger; Sir David McVicar; Royal Opera; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Diana Damrau; Michael Fabiano

LondonInternational Draft Works 2019

Royal Ballet

LondonJuliet & Romeo

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Raquel Meseguer; Lost Dog; Ben Duke; James Perkins; Solène Weinachter; Jackie Shemesh

LondonLa forza del destinoNew production

Verdi: La forza del destino
Sir Antonio Pappano; Christof Loy; Royal Opera; Christian Schmidt; Liudmyla Monastyrska; Christopher Maltman
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Outrageous fortune: A stellar opening for Forza at Covent Garden

Jonas Kaufmann (Don Alvaro) and Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © ROH | Bill Cooper
The hottest opera ticket in London this season sees Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko reunited on the Royal Opera House's stage for the first time since 2008. It was worth the wait. 
*****
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Dutch Masters: The welcome return of Introdans to London

Introdans in Polish Pieces © Hans Gerritsen
A seamless aesthetic of elegant and fluid dance, impressive musicality and impactful design 
***11
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Refreshing perspectives from National Dance Company of Wales

NDCW in Fernando Melo's Afterimage © Rhys Cozens

The decision to programme Awakening epitomises the Linbury Theatre's mission - to give presence to choreographers and companies that otherwise wouldn't be seen in the capital.

****1
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Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein is back at The Royal Ballet

Artists of the Royal Ballet in Frankenstein © ROH, 2019 | Andrej Uspenski
Despite drawbacks, this is a bold and imaginative approach to creating dance theatre from the titan of gothic horror 
***11
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Duplicity and deceit as Così returns to the Royal Opera

Serena Malfi (Dorabella) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Everyone is in the know in Jan Philipp Gloger's “School for Lovers”, receiving its first revival at Covent Garden. 
****1
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The Monstrous Child: Norse hell in Covent Garden

Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Hel) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
The Linbury re-opens its doors to opera with a new work whose libretto is superbly crafted by Francesca Simon, featuring a tour de force performance by Marta Fontanals-Simmons as the Norse goddess Hel.
****1
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Núñez and Muntagirov light up Don Quixote

Marianela Núñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio) © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
Despite Carlos Acosta's staging of Don Quixote feeling a little tame, the Royal Ballet's star couple dazzles. 
***11
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In the limelight: the ROH Orchestra gets to shine on stage

Anita Rachvelishvili © Dario Acosta

Georgian mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili’s sequence of Rachmaninov songs were a highlight of an all-Russian programme conducted by Antonio Pappano.

****1
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