Opera & Dance

With The Royal Ballet and English National Opera within a short walk of One Aldwych, guests looking for classic culture will be spoilt for choice.

Royal Opera House

3 minute walk


9 to 30 June 2016

Plácido Domingo and Dmitri Platanias take the title role in Daniele Abbado’s powerful production of Verdi’s epic opera.


19 June to 13 July 2016

Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo lead the cast with Antonio Pappano in the pit in Benoît Jacquot’s sumptuous production of Massenet’s operatic tragedy of duty and desire.

Il Trovatore

2 - 17 July 2016

Gianandrea Noseda conducts two casts including such singers as Lianna Haroutounian and Christopher Maltman in David Bösch’s new production of Verdi’s searing opera.

English National Opera: London Coliseum

9 minute walk

Madam Butterfly

16 May to 7 July 2016

Madam Butterfly is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. Here, Puccini's classic is brought to life with a breathtaking mix of cinematic images, traditional Japanese theatre, colourful costumes and stunning sets.

Tristan and Isolde

9 June to 9 July 2016

By night, they share a perfect passion. But for Princess Isolde and her lover Tristan, every day is any agony of separation. This epic drama told on a grand scale will be an unforgettable highlight of ENO’s 2015/16 Season.

Swan Lake

13 to 16 July 2016

Visually stunning, bursting with glamour, wit and intrigue, the doomed love triangle between Odette, Baroness Rothbart and Prince Siegfried is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and danced with breathtaking excellence by The Australian Ballet.


20 to 23 July 2016

The world’s favourite fairy-tale is brought to life by The Australian Ballet in this acclaimed and energetic production, bubbling with humour and set to Prokofiev’s divinely romantic score.

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