The Royal Opera House 22/23

The Royal Opera House 22/23

The Royal Opera House is delighted to announce its biggest Cinema Season ever. Over 2022/23, an astonishing 13 productions from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera will be broadcast to more than 1,300 cinemas around the world, bringing the joy of live performance to audiences from the UK all the way to New Zealand.


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BBFC Rating: (12A)

Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville

Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville
  • 225mins | BBFC Rating: (12A)

Showing from Wed 15 Feb

When Rosina falls in love with mysterious young suitor Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo. Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach. From the barber’s opening number ‘Largo al factotum,’ with its cry of ‘Figaro!,’ to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair. Rafael Payare makes his House debut, and joins Christopher Willis in conducting a cast that includes Andrzej Filończyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Laurence Brownlee, Konu Kim and Bryn Terfel.
BBFC Rating: (12A)

Royal Opera House: Turandot

Royal Opera House: Turandot
  • 200mins | BBFC Rating: (12A)

Showing from Wed 22 Mar

In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret. When life hangs in the balance, can love conquer all? Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels (featuring ‘Nessun dorma’), while Andrei Serban’s production draws on Chinese theatrical tradition to evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano and Paul Wynne Griffiths conduct, with Anna Pirozzi in the title role and Yonghoon Lee and Russell Thomas sharing the role of Calaf.
BBFC Rating: (12A)

Royal Ballet: Cinderella

Royal Ballet: Cinderella
  • 180mins | BBFC Rating: (12A)

Showing from Wed 12 Apr

Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season. The ballet’s opening night in 1948, featuring Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles, was received rapturously. After over a decade away from the Royal Opera House stage, Ashton’s timeless reworking of Charles Perrault’s famous rags-to-riches story returns, showcasing the choreographer’s deft musicality and the beauty of Prokofiev’s transcendent score. A creative team steeped in the magic of theatre, film, dance and opera brings new atmosphere to Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, handsome princes and finding true love.
rated (TBC)

Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro

Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro
  • 240mins | rated (TBC)

Showing from Thu 27 Apr

Servants Figaro and Susanna are filled with excitement on their wedding day, but there’s a hitch: their employer, the Count Almaviva, has dishonourable intentions of his own towards the bride-to-be. With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story of Mozart’s comic opera will surprise and delight you at every turn. Come for the music and stay for the cross-dressing hilarity, all unfolding over the course of one crazy, topsy-turvy day in the Almaviva household. Antonio Pappano conducts a truly international cast in David McVicar’s timeless production.
BBFC Rating: (12A)

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
  • 205mins | BBFC Rating: (12A)

Showing from Wed 24 May

Marius Petipa's masterful, 19th-century choreography is combined with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. Together they create an enchanting sequence of ballet repertory gems – the iconic Rose Adage, when Aurora meets her four royal suitors, the lilting Garland Waltz, the 'Vision' Pas de deux, when Prince Florimund sees Aurora for the first time, and the celebratory divertissements and final pas de deux that bring the ballet to its glorious close. Throughout, Tchaikovsky’s masterful score takes ballet music to a height of passion, sophistication and intensity that arguably has never been surpassed.
BBFC Rating: (12A)

Royal Opera House: Il trovatore

Royal Opera House: Il trovatore
  • 205mins | BBFC Rating: (12A)

Showing from Tue 13 Jun

The Count di Luna loves Leonora, but she loves Manrico, the Count’s military enemy. Manrico’s mother Azucena tells him how her mother was burnt to death for supposed witchcraft against the Count’s baby brother. Azucena intended to throw the baby onto the fire – but blinded by revenge she lost her own child to the flames.
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