No Christmas would be complete without a visit to see Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker".
As midnight chimes a magical Christmas tree starts to grow through the ceiling, marking the start of Clara's journey to the Sugar Plum Fairy's retreat in the Kingdom of Sweets. The magnificent Toytown battle that follows, her battle with the Mouse King and romance with the handsome Prince will leave a festive glow long after New Year's been and gone.
The Royal Opera House is one of the world’s great opera houses. The Grade I listed building seats 2,256 people and has four tiers of boxes and balconies. It is home to two of Britain’s foremost classical companies – the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera.
TomK – “Best venue in London. You know its going to be good the minute you walk inside because its so ornate, just like an opera house should be. The seats are good and comfortable and the legroom is like sitting in first class on a p… more”
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Tosca at Royal Opera House – 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th and 20th July 2013 The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Puccini’s “Tosca”, a fast-moving sexual thriller set in Rome at the same time as Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. When Mario Cavaradossi agrees to aid an escaping fugitive, he sets off a disasterous chain of events that links him, his lover Floria Tosca, and the evil Chief of Police, Scarpia.
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“Carmina Burana”, “William Tell” and Bruch’s “Violin Concerto” – 26th October 2013 “Carmina Burana” returns to the Royal Albert Hall in what promises to be a rousing and memorable night — when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Choral Society and the English Concert Chorus join forces to sing Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”.
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