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The Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly (Encore)

Sunday 2 October 2022

2:00 pm

On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American naval officer Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San.

But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.

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The Royal Ballet: Mayerling (Live)

Wednesday 5 October 2022

7:15 pm

Inspired by dark and gripping real-life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera.

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National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

Thursday 6 October 2022

7:00 pm

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

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NT Live: Prima Facie (captioned)

Friday 7 October 2022

4:00 pm

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning.

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National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

Saturday 8 October 2022

4:30 pm

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

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The Royal Ballet: Mayerling (Encore)

Sunday 9 October 2022

2:00 pm

Inspired by dark and gripping real-life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera.

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The Royal Opera House: Aida (Live)

Wednesday 12 October 2022

6:45 pm

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia.

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The Royal Opera House: La Bohème (Live)

Thursday 20 October 2022

7:15 pm

Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs.

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MET Opera Live: Medea

Saturday 22 October 2022

5:55 pm

Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance.

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National Theatre Live: The Seagull

Thursday 3 November 2022

7:00 pm

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Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st-century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.

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MET Opera Live: La Traviata

Saturday 5 November 2022

4:55 pm

New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy.

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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

Tuesday 15 November 2022

7:00 pm

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The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats comes to cinemas for the first time.

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The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration (Live)

Wednesday 16 November 2022

7:15 pm

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognizes the amazing support of all ROH Friends past and present.

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The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration (Encore)

Sunday 20 November 2022

2:00 pm

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognizes the amazing support of all ROH Friends past and present.

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A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

Sunday 27 November 2022

2:00 pm

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It’s a cold Christmas Eve and mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge has an unexpected visit from the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley.

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The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (Live)

Thursday 8 December 2022

7:15 pm

Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular classical dancing

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The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (Encore)

Sunday 11 December 2022

2:00 pm

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed.

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The Royal Ballet: Like Water for Chocolate (Live)

Thursday 19 January 2023

7:15 pm

Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet.

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MET Opera Live: Fedora

Saturday 21 January 2023

5:55 pm

Giordano’s exhilarating drama Fedora returns to the Met for the first time in 25 years, starring soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the 19th-century princess.

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National Theatre Live: The Crucible

Thursday 26 January 2023

7:00 pm

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A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words…

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The Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville (Live)

Wednesday 15 February 2023

7:00 pm

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.

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The Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville (Encore)

Sunday 19 February 2023

2:00 pm

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.

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National Theatre Live: Othello

Thursday 23 February 2023

7:00 pm

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Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.

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MET Opera Live: Lohengrin

Saturday 18 March 2023

4:00 pm

Wagner’s Lohengrin returns to the Met stage after an absence of 17 years with this atmospheric new staging by François Girard.

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The Royal Opera House: Turandot (Live)

Wednesday 22 March 2023

7:15 pm

Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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The Royal Opera House: Turandot (Encore)

Sunday 26 March 2023

2:00 pm

Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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MET Opera Live: Falstaff

Saturday 1 April 2023

5:30 pm

Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy.

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The Royal Ballet: Cinderella (Live)

Wednesday 12 April 2023

7:15 pm

A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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MET Opera Live: Der Rosenkavalier

Saturday 15 April 2023

5:00 pm

Maestro Simone Young takes the podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.

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The Royal Ballet: Cinderella (Encore)

Sunday 16 April 2023

2:00 pm

A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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The Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro (Live)

Thursday 27 April 2023

6:45 pm

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a truly international cast in David McVicar’s timeless production.

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MET Opera Live: Champion

Saturday 29 April 2023

5:55 pm

Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past.

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The Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro (Encore)

Sunday 30 April 2023

2:00 pm

With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story of Mozart’s comic opera will surprise and delight you at every turn.

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MET Opera Live: Don Giovanni

Saturday 20 May 2023

5:55 pm

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes his Met debut with a new staging of Mozart’s tragicomedy Don Giovanni.

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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Live)

Wednesday 24 May 2023

7:15 pm

Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Encore)

Sunday 28 May 2023

2:00 pm

Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

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MET Opera Live: Die Zauberflöte

Saturday 3 June 2023

5:55 pm

Nathalie Stutzmann conducts her second Mozart work this season with a new production of Die Zauberflöte.

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The Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore (Live)

Tuesday 13 June 2023

7:15 pm

Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition.

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The Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore (Encore)

Sunday 18 June 2023

2:00 pm

Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition.

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