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
Norma at Holland Park Opera

PickNorma — Holland Park Opera

19th, 23rd, 25th, 31st July, 2nd, 6th & 8th Aug 2014  •  Holland Park Opera, LondonJoin the Opera Holland Park Chorus and City of London Sinfonia for a performance of Bellini's "Norma". "Norma" tells the tragic tale of a captured high priestess, who makes the ultimate sacrifice for the love of Pollione. …more
Royal Albert Hall

Proms #7 — Shostakovich, Bartok and Tavener

23rd July 2014 •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonJoin conductor Jiri Belohlavek, violinist Isabelle Faust and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Proms #7 at the Royal Albert Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Shostakovich and Bartok, plus a world …more
Pet Shop Boys at Royal Albert Hall

Proms #8 — Pet Shop Boys

23rd July 2014 •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonNeil Tennant and Chris Lowe (the Pet Shop Boys) will be joining conductor Dominic Wheeler and the BBC Concert Orchestra for Proms #8 at the Royal Albert Hall. They will be performing a selection of Pet Shop Boys' songs, …more
Coppelia at London Coliseum

“Coppelia” — English National Ballet

23rd – 27th July 2014  •  London Coliseum, LondonThe English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Roland Petit's "Coppelia" at the London Coliseum. It follows the comic adventures of the red-blooded Franz as he falls in love with a beautiful, life-like …more
Royal Albert Hall

Proms #9 — Brahms and Janacek

24th July 2014 •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonJoin conductor Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Proms #9 at the Royal Albert Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Brahms and Janacek. The terracota-coloured Royal Albert …more
Adriana Lecouvreur at Holland Park Opera

“Adriana Lecouvreur” — Holland Park Opera

24th, 26th, 30th July, 1st, 5th, 7th & 9th Aug 2014  •  Holland Park Opera, London"Adriana Lecouvreur" is a romantic drama of exquisite beauty, and follows the love between actress Adriana and Maurizio, a soldier in the service of the Count of Saxony. But is he all that he seems? Deceit leads to …more
Royal Albert Hall

Proms #10 — Walton, Moeran, Horne and Elgar

25th July 2014 •  Royal Albert Hall, LondonJoin conductor Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for Proms #10 at the Royal Albert Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Walton, Moeran, Horner and Elgar. The terracota-coloured Royal Albert …more
 

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