A world premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith, this new opera by the British composer Philip Venables is an important adaptation of a radical and much-discussed 20th-century play by British playwright Sarah Kane.
Schubert’s haunting song cycle is reinterpreted through Hans Zender’s startling orchestration and theatrically adapted for the stage to evoke the abrasive cabaret style of post-Weimar Germany, telling The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise - a story of the loss of love.
Is Don Giovanni a hero or a criminal? Whether you're charmed or repelled by opera's most charismatic villain, you'll have an adventure with Mozart's most engrossing opera - from the magnificent score to the chilling conclusion.
Donizetti’s rarely performed Pia De’ Tolomei is drawn from an episode in Dante’s Inferno in which a noblewoman is locked in a tower in the Maremma by her jealous husband, whose heart has been poisoned by a friend and kinsman.
The Royal Opera’s first production of Chabrier’s fabulously frothy comic opera L'Etoile, telling the story of the bound fates of a King and a pedlar, is conducted by Mark Elder and directed by Mariame Clément.
Sasha Regan returns with another of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular operas, the wonderful HMS Pinafore. Telling the story of love that transcends social stations, this opera is full of silliness and joyous music.