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

Woolf Works

21 Jan to 14 February 2017

The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf and starring Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi.

The Sleeping Beauty

Until 14 March 2017

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.

Il Trovatore

Until 9 February 2017

The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian and Anita Rachvelishvili.

Adriana Lecouvreur

7 February to 2 March 2017

Angela Gheorghiu and Hrachuhi Bassenz star in the first revival of David McVicar’s sumptuous production of Cilea’s tragic opera.

English National Opera: London Coliseum

9 minute walk

Giselle

11 to 22 January 2017

Moving from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a moonlit world of mystery and menace, Mary Skeaping’s production of Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images. 

Rigoletto

2 to 28 February 2017

A tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice, Rigoletto is one of Verdi’s most popular operas. Jonathan Miller’s much-loved ‘Mafia’ production makes a welcome return to the ENO stage, relocating the action to New York’s Little Italy in the 1950s.

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