Operas in London December 2016

Operas in London in December

Our guide to operas in London during December 2016.

Opera in London: Tosca at London Coliseum


to London Coliseum Opera in London at the London Coliseum. The London Coliseum is putting on a production of Puccini's "Tosca", a story full of love, lust, murder and political intrigue.
Opera in London: Pearl Fishers at London Coliseum


London Coliseum Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" is a moving story of friendship, tested to breaking point by the arrival of the beautiful Leila. Pearl Fishers will be in London this December, for a run at the London Coliseum.
Opera in London: Les Contes D Hoffmann at Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Offenbach's operatic swansong "The Tales of Hoffmann".
Opera in London: Manon Lescaut at Royal Opera House


to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will putting a production of Jonathan Kent's version of Puccini's "Manon Lescaut".
Opera in London: Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House


to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi's "Il trovatore", which includes the famous "Anvil Chorus".
Opera in London: Der Rosenkavalier at Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House Renee Fleming will be starring in Richard Strauss' comedy opera "Der Rosenkavalier", at the Royal Opera House.
Opera in London: Katherine Jenkins at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will be performing some of her favourite songs at Barbican Hall. See Katherine Jenkins at the Barbican Hall in December, when the classical opera comes to London.

We don’t have any more operas, but here are some more events taking place in December:

Viennese New Year’s Eve Gala — Barbican HallDecember 2016See in the New Year with some Viennese waltzes performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johan Strauss Dancers.

Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 — Barbican HallDecember 2016Christopher Warren-Green will be leading the Royal Philharmonic in a performance of Beethoven’s “Symphony No 9″.

Last Night of the Christmas PromsDecember 2016Last Night of the Christmas Proms at Barbican Hall will have all your flag-waving favourites, played by the London Concert Orchestra.

Handel by candlelight — Mozart Festival OrchestraDecember 2016The Mozart Festival Orchestra will be performing some Handel by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume.

The Royal Albert Hall’s Christmas SpectacularDecember 2016Let’s keep on celebrating Christmas until New Year’s, with this Christmas Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall.

Christmas Day church service, at St. Paul’sDecember 2016There’s not a lot to do in London in Christmas Day, so how about attending a church service at St Paul’s Cathedral?

Christmas carol concert for families, by candlelightDecember 2016St Martin-in-the-Fields will be putting on a Christmas carol concert by candlelight, especially for families and children.

Feminist Avant-Garde (from the Verbund Collection)December 2016The Photographers’ Gallery “Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s” exhibition includes work from the Verbund Collection.

Wicked — Untold story of ‘The Wizard of Oz’December 2016If you like “The Wizard of Oz” then you will love “Wicked” — it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches.


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