Operas in London December 2016

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Operas in London in December

Our guide to operas in London during December 2016.

Tosca at London Coliseum, London
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Puccini’s Tosca — at the London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum is putting on a production of Puccini's "Tosca", a story full of love, lust, murder and political intrigue.
Pearl Fishers at London Coliseum, London
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Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers — 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.
 
Les Contes D Hoffmann at Royal Opera House, London
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Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Offenbach's operatic swansong "The Tales of Hoffmann".
Manon Lescaut at Royal Opera House, London
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Puccini’s Manon Lescaut — 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".
 
Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House, London
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Verdi’s Il Trovatore, at the 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".
Der Rosenkavalier at Royal Opera House, London
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Renee Fleming in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

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

Barbican Hall Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will be performing some of her favourite songs at Barbican Hall.

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?

Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of TerrorDecember 2016The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.

Wild Honey — at the Hampstead TheatreDecember 2016“Wild Honey” is a comedy of misunderstandings and passion, based on Anton Chekhov’s early, untitled play.

Christmas lights in Oxford StreetDecember 2016The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they’re shutting the street to traffic.

 
 

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