The Royal Opera

DESCRIPTION
The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the Theatre Royal, it served primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history. In 1734, the first ballet was presented. A year later, Handel's first season of operas began. Many of his operas and oratorios were specifically written for Covent Garden and had their premieres there.

The current building is the third theatre on the site following disastrous fires in 1808 and 1856. The façade, foyer, and auditorium date from 1858, but almost every other element of the present complex dates from an extensive reconstruction in the 1990s. The main auditorium seats 2,256 people, making it the third largest in London, and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery. The proscenium is 12.20 m wide and 14.80 m high. The main auditorium is a Grade I listed building.

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

CITY: London

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

PRODUCTIONS

09/03/2018 - 28/03/2018
05/07/2017 - 16/07/2017
21/06/2017 - 15/07/2017
19/06/2017 - 02/07/2017
27/01/2017 - 29/01/2017
08/11/2016 - 19/11/2016
20/10/2016 - 09/11/2016
06/10/2016 - 12/11/2016
12/09/2016 - 08/10/2016
19/06/2016 - 13/07/2016
06/06/2016 - 30/06/2016
24/05/2016 - 28/05/2016
12/05/2016 - 14/05/2016
10/12/2010 - 02/01/2011

GENERAL INFO

Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Address: Bow Street; Covent Garden;
Post Code: WC2E 9DD

ADMINISTRATION INFO