LONDON 〓 Royal Opera House has announced its performance lineup for the 2024/2025 season

2024/05/04

The Royal Opera House has announced its performance lineup for the 2024/2025 season. The lineup is as follows: seven new productions, including the world premiere of a new work by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

At the Royal Opera House, music director Antonio Pappano will retire at the end of the 2023/2024 season after 23 years in the position, and Jakub Hrůša will assume the position of music director beginning with the 2025/2026 season.

The company also announced that it will change its name, which has been used since 1892, to “Royal Ballet and Opera” beginning with the new season. This is the first time in 132 years that the name has been changed.

Mozart “The Marriage of Figaro”
Sept. 2-15
[PRODUCTION]David McVicar
[CONDUCTOR]Julia Jones
[CAST]Luca Micheletti / Ying Fang / Huw Montague Rendall / Jacquelyn Stucker / Ginger Costa-Jackson

Verdi “La Traviata”
Sept. 7-21
[PRODUCTION]Richard Eyre
[CONDUCTOR]Alexander Joel / Richard Hetherington
[CAST]Aida Garifullina / Francesco Demuro / George Petean / Hrachuhí Bassénz / Ismael Jordi / Simon Keenlyside.

Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin”= New Production
Sept. 24-Oct. 14
[PRODUCTION]Ted Huffman
[CONDUCTOR]Henrik Nánási
[CAST]Gordon Bintner / Kristina Mkhitaryan / Liparit Avetisyan / Avery Amereau / Dmitry Belosselskiy

Beethoven “Fidelio”
Oct. 9-26
[PRODUCTION]Tobias Kratzer
[CONDUCTOR]Alexander Soddy
[CAST]Jennifer Davis / Eric Cutler / Dmitry Belosselskiy / Christina Gansch / Michael Gibson

Bernstein “Trouble in Tahiti”
Bernstein “A Quiet Place”
Oct. 10-24
[PRODUCTION]Oliver Mears
[CONDUCTOR]Nicholas Chalmers
[CAST]Henry Neill / Wallis Giunta / Grant Doyle / Henry Neill / Rowan Pierce / Nick Pritchard / Sarah Pring.

Offenbach “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”= New Production
Nov. 7-Dec. 1
[PRODUCTION]Damiano Michieletto
[CONDUCTOR]Antonello Manacorda
[CAST]Juan Diego Flórez / Alex Esposito / Olga Pudova / Ermonela Jaho / Marina Costa-Jackson / Leonardo Caimi

Puccini “Tosca”
Nov. 26-Dec. 13
[PRODUCTION]Jonathan Kent
[CONDUCTOR]EunSun Kim
[CAST]Sonya Yoncheva / SeokJong Baek / Bryn Terfel.

Puccini “La Bohème”
Dec. 13, 2024-Jan. 17
[PRODUCTION]Richard Jones
[CONDUCTOR]Speranza Scappucci
[CAST]Olga Kulchynska / Pene Pati / Mikhail Timoshenko / Amina Edris / Jolyon Loy /// Stefan Pop / Simona Mihai

Humperdinck “Hansel and Gretel”
Dec. 22, 2024-Jan. 9
[PRODUCTION]Antony McDonald
[CONDUCTOR]Giedrė Šlekytė
[CAST]Kate Lindsey / Heidi Stober / Carole Wilson / Thomas Lehman / Catherine Carby

Janacek “Jenůfa”
Jan. 15-Feb. 1
[PRODUCTION]Claus Guth
[CONDUCTOR]Jakub Hrůša
[CAST]Corrine Winters / Karita Mattila / Thomas Atkins / Nicky Spence / Hanna Schwarz

Verdi “Aida”
Jan. 28-Feb. 12
[PRODUCTION]Robert Carsen
[CONDUCTOR]Daniel Oren
[CAST]Anna Pirozzi / Riccardo Massi / Ekaterina Semenchuk / Amartuvshin Enkhbat / Alexander Köpeczi

Mark-Anthony Turnage “Festen” = World Premiere
Feb. 11-27
[PRODUCTION]Richard Jones
[CONDUCTOR]Edward Gardner
[CAST]Allan Clayton / Stéphane Degout / Gerald Finley / Eva-Maria Westbroek / Natalya Romaniw

Verdi “Il Trovatore”
Feb. 26-July 19
[PRODUCTION]Adele Thomas
[CONDUCTOR]Giacomo Sagripanti / Carlo Rizzi
[CAST]Michael Fabiano / Rachel Willis-Sørensen / Aleksei Isaev / Agnieszka Rehlis / Riccardo Fassi /// Riccardo Massi / Elena Stikhina / Etienne Dupuis / Clémentine Margaine / Roberto Tagliavini

Puccini “Turandot”
March 19-April 19
[PRODUCTION]Andrei Serban
[CONDUCTOR]Rafael Payare / Francesco Ivan Ciampa
[CAST]Sondra Radvanovsky / SeokJong Baek / Anna Princeva / Adam Palka / Hansung Yoo /// Ewa Płonka / Gwyn Hughes Jones / Gemma Summerfield / Jerzy Butryn

Bizet “Carmen”
April 9-July 3
[PRODUCTION]Damiano Michieletto
[CONDUCTOR]Mark Elder / Ariane Matiakh
[CAST]Aigul Akhmetshina / Freddie De Tommaso / Yaritza Véliz / Łukasz Goliński /// Anna Goryachova / Charles Castronovo / Mané Galoyan / Christian Van Horn

Wagner “Die Walküre”= New Production
May 1-17
[PRODUCTION]Barrie Kosky
[CONDUCTOR]Antonio Pappano
[CAST]Christopher Maltman / Elisabet Strid / Lise Davidsen / Stanislas de Barbeyrac / Soloman Howard

Gounod “Faust”
May 23-June 10
[PRODUCTION]David McVicar
[CONDUCTOR]Maurizio Benini
[CAST]Stefan Pop / Erwin Schrott / Lisette Oropesa / Boris Pinkhasovich / Hongni Wu

Handel “Semele” = New Production
June 30-July 15
[PRODUCTION]Oliver Mears
[CONDUCTOR]Christian Curnyn
[CAST]Pretty Yende / Ben Bliss / Brindley Sherratt / Carlo Vistoli / Alice Coote


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