Classical music in London – operas, ballets and classical concerts

Our London events guide has all the best classical music concerts, operas and ballets playing in the capital.
Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

Every day  •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonThis guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of world's most prestigious entertainment venues, as it prepares for the evening's performance. You will learn about its history, see the front of house, …more
Thebans at London Coliseum

Thebans — London Coliseum

3rd, 8th, 10th, 17th, 23rd, 31st May & 3rd June 2014  •  London Coliseum, London"Thebans" is Frank McGuinness and Julian Anderson's re-telling of Sophocles' timeless tragedy. It follows the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone in a tale of murder, ambition, love and loyalty, hatred and revenge... …more
Cosi Fan Tutte at London Coliseum

Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” — London Coliseum

16th, 22nd, 24th, 30th May, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 13th, 19th June, 2nd, 4th & 6th July 2014  •  London Coliseum, LondonThe London Coliseum is putting on a production of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte". Can two faithful couples have their affections altered by a harmless deception? ...Two men decide to find out and test the constancy of their …more
Benvenuto Cellini at London Coliseum

PickBenvenuto Cellini (directed by Terry Gilliam)

5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 25th & 27th June 2014  •  London Coliseum, London"Benvenuto Cellini" will be directed by Terry Gilliam and conducted by Edward Gardner. Berlioz's first opera is based on the life of 16th-century sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. His love for Teresa and his work on a bronze …more
Pearl Fishers at London Coliseum

Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers”

16th 18th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 28th June, 1st, 3rd & 5th July 2014  •  London Coliseum, LondonA community of pearl-divers are thrown into turmoil by the arrival of the beautiful singer Leila, whose role is to propitiate the gods while the fishers go about their business. Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" has many …more
Ariadne Auf Naxos at Royal Opera House

“Ariadne auf Naxos”, by Richard Strauss

25th, 30th June, 3rd, 10th & 13th July 2014  •  Royal Opera House, LondonStrauss's dazzling opera "Ariadne auf Naxos" tells of a rich patron's brilliant idea that a tragic opera and romantic farce should be staged at the same time -- much to the consternation of the composer and cast. The …more
Turn Of The Screw at Holland Park Opera

Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw” — Holland Park Opera

1st, 3rd, 5th, 19th, 10th & 12th July 2014  •  Holland Park Opera, LondonJoin the City of London Sinfonia for a performance of Benjamin Britten's haunting "The Turn of the Screw". "The Turn of the Screw" is one of the most successful English operas of all-time. The ghost story boats a perfect …more
Maria Stuarda at Royal Opera House

Donizetti’s opera, “Maria Stuarda”

5th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 16th & 18th July 2014  •  Royal Opera House, LondonDonizetti's tragic opera "Maria Stuarda" tells the story of two famous queens who become bitter rivals -- Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. "Maria Stuarda" is recognized as containing some of Donizetti's most moving …more
Cadogan Hall

Haydn’s “The Seasons”

10th July 2014 •  Cadogan Hall, LondonJoin conductor Mark Forkgen, the Southbank Sinfonia and the London Concert Choir at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Haydn's "The Seasons". Cadogan Hall is a popular venue for classical music in the heart of Chelsea. As an …more
Royal Festival Hall

The Bach Choir, and Philharmonia Orchestra

10th June 2014 •  Royal Festival Hall, LondonJoin conductor David Hill, the Bach Choir and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Berlioz, Dove, Dupre and Debussy. The Royal Festival Hall is one of the …more
Royal Albert Hall

Faure’s “Requiem” — at the Royal Albert Hall

13th July 2014 •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonJoin more than 1,000 singers from The Really Big Chorus and the English Festival Orchestra, as they perform Faure's "Requiem" -- a favourite of the choral repertoire. Other works will include "In Praise of Singing" and …more
Royal Albert Hall

PickFirst Night of the Proms

18th July 2014 •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonThe world famous Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, or 'Proms', are now into their 120th season. The two-month long classical extravaganza kicks off at the Royal Albert Hall when Sir Andrew Davis leads the BBC National Chorus …more
 

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