Covent Garden is home to the Royal Opera House and The London Coliseum which are both just a short walk from the hotel. Read on to discover what magnificent operas are showing at these and other venues in London during the upcoming months.
4 March to 20 July 2013
Drama, passion and fabulous music - Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera. Jonathan Kent's production is set against the turbulent backdrop of Rome in 1800.
20 June to 6 July 2013
Richard Jones directs a production of Britten's opera for our time, exploring tensions between affairs of state and affairs of the heart.
9 September to 10 March 2013
Andrei Serban's staging of Puccini's final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama.
Le Nozze di Figaro
16 September to 15 May 2013
Revolution is in the air in David McVicar's production of Mozart's glorious comedy.
23 September to 12 October 2013
A daughter's grief turns to bloody revenge in Charles Edwards's production of Strauss's most daring opera.
The Wasp Factory
2 to 8 October 2013
Opera with a sting in the tail: Iain Banks's cult novel is transformed into gripping music theatre by electro-acoustic composer Ben Frost and librettist David Pountney.
Meet the Young Artists
14 to 19 October 2013
The ever-popular autumn showcase for the rising stars of The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists programme.
17 October to 11 November 2013
A great, neglected Verdi opera is brought to the Royal Opera House for the first time in an imaginative new staging by Stefan Herheim.
Greek / The Killing
21 to 26 October 2013
Greek is a blazing and brilliant retelling of the Oedipus story by Mark-Anthony Turnage. The Killing Flower sees Music Theatre Wales present Salvatore Sciarrino's bewitching opera, based on the true story of Renaissance madrigal master and murderer Carlo Gesualdo.
31 October to 15 November 2013
Keith Warner probes the psychological depths of Berg's 20th-century operatic masterpiece.
30 November to 18 December 2013
Wagner's final, majestic opera returns to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by director Stephen Langridge and designer Alison Chitty.
How The Whale Became
10 December 2013 to 4 January 2014
Ted Hughes's magical stories provide inspiration for a new Royal Opera commission by Julian Philips and Edward Kemp.
29 April to 29 June 2013
See Jonathan Miller's beautiful staging of Puccini's tale of doomed love in bohemian Paris.
Death in Venice
14 to 26 June 2013
Deborah Warner's acclaimed production of Britten's final masterpiece. Two unspoken themes run throughout this opera: the impossible passion that a troubled writer forms for a fellow hotel guest, and the cholera epidemic which the authorities are all too keen to hush up.
25 September to 17 October 2013
Calixto Bieito's unique vision of Beethoven's only opera explores the psychological prison of each character, in a production which is contemporary and yet abstract, and which always seeks to challenge our expectations and certainties about this much-admired opera.
30 September to 6 November 2013
Johann Strauss's classic operetta is a comic story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred on a high-society party thrown by Prince Orlofsky. Man-about-town Eisenstein is to be jailed, his wife is being seduced by an old flame, his friend Dr Falke has a plan to exact revenge for a past prank, and everybody wants to go to the party!
14 October to 1 December 2013
Hailed by The Sunday Telegraph as 'the most beautiful show of the year in operatic London', Anthony Minghella's award-winning Madam Butterfly returns to ENO.
The Magic Flute
7 November to 7 December 2013
Complicite's artistic director Simon McBurney reveals fresh layers of meaning in a production that offers a remarkable visual and physical response to Mozart's theatrical genius.
20 November to 8 December 2013
A huge success at its London premiere in 2007 and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the following year, Philip Glass's operatic masterpiece returns to ENO.
29 January to 27 February 2014
The most significant British opera in over two centuries, Peter Grimes is a work of visceral and sustained beauty. This is the first revival of David Alden's 2009 five-star sell-out production.
13 February to 14 March 2014
Featuring some of Verdi's most immediately recognisable music, this is a must-see new production of a classic of the opera repertoire.
28 February to 15 March 2014
Widely considered one of Handel's operatic masterpieces, Rodelinda is infused with compelling characters and ravishing music.
Our Concierge team would be delighted to give you the inside knowledge on what to see and do during your stay. Allow us to arrange tickets for the best seats at your chosen opera and assist with organizing any aspect of your trip.
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