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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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LondonLes Beaux dormants

Martin Tétreault: Les Beaux dormants
Hélène Blackburn; Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin

LondonDie Zauberflöte

Elsa Dreisig (Pamina) and Tuuli Takala (Queen of the Night) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Leo Hussain; Sir David McVicar; The Royal Opera; John Macfarlane; Benjamin Hulett; Elsa Dreisig

LondonThe Sleeping Beauty

Yasmine Naghdi (Princess Aurora) and Matthew Ball (Prince Florimund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Sir Frederick Ashton; Anthony Dowell; Christopher Wheeldon; The Royal Ballet; Peter Farmer; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Mark Jonathan; Oliver Messel

LondonDeath in VeniceNew production

Britten: Death in Venice
Richard Farnes; Sir David McVicar; The Royal Opera; Vicki Mortimer; Mark Padmore; Gerald Finley

LondonCoppélia

Delibes: Coppélia
Lev Ivanov; Ninette de Valois; The Royal Ballet; Osbert Lancaster; John B. Read; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

LondonThe Lost ThingWorld premiere

Maxwell: The Lost Thing
Ben Wright; The Royal Opera; Will Holt; Rike Zöllner

LondonOtello

Verdi: Otello
Sir Antonio Pappano; Keith Warner; The Royal Opera; Boris Kudlička; Kaspar Glarner; Gregory Kunde; Ermonela Jaho

LondonLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Daniel Oren; Sir Richard Eyre; The Royal Opera; Francesco Ivan Ciampa; Bob Crowley; Hrachuhí Bassénz
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A lustrous Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi (Princess Aurora) and Matthew Ball (Prince Florimund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
On the evidence of this performance, there is every reason to be cheerful.
*****
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Magical Flute: McVicar's Zauberflöte returns to Covent Garden

Elsa Dreisig (Pamina) and Tuuli Takala (Queen of the Night) © ROH | Tristram Kenton

David McVicar’s imaginative staging of Mozart’s The Magic Flute comes back for its eighth run at the Royal Opera with an excellent new cast.

****1
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‘The Future Bursts in’ with Dance Umbrella

Compagnie Amala Dianor in Somewhere in the Middle of Infinity © Valérie Frossard
Amala Dianor and CNN Ballet de Lorraine channel the US choreographer in two UK premieres and a Cunningham classic, all brilliantly performed.
****1
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A triple bill of mixed delights at The Royal Ballet

Concerto: Reece Clarke and Lauren Cuthbertson © ROH | Tristram Kenton
The first mixed programme of the new season is led by a stellar cast.
****1
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Less than the sum of its parts: Zauberland at the Linbury

Julia Bullock © Patrick Berger
Fine performances by Julia Bullock and Cédric Tiberghien can't make up for the confusion of a fragmented, allusive narrative.
**111
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Don Pasquale falls flat in Michieletto’s cruel comedy

Bryn Terfel (Don Pasquale) © ROH | Clive Barda
Sir Bryn Terfel relishes every nuance of the text, but Damiano Michieletto's reading of Donizetti's comedy is no laughing matter. 
**111
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The Royal Ballet keeps the Cunningham flame aglow

Francesca Hayward, Matthew Ball and Mayara Magri in Cross Currents © ROH | Bill Cooper
A brief but innovative tribute to the lasting influence of Merce Cunningham in the Linbury Theatre
****1
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MacMillan’s Manon remains as irresistible as ever

Sarah Lamb (Manon) and Vadim Muntagirov (des Grieux) © ROH | Alice Pennefather (2014)
The Royal Ballet season opens with a MacMillan favourite, his ballet adaptation of a novel more familiar for its operatic treatment. 
****1
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