Are you new to opera and ballet? Not sure where to start on your journey exploring the wondrous world of the arts? Then look no further. In this blog post, we will uncover our top 5 Royal Opera house productions for newbies, so that you can enjoy world-class opera and ballet without having to worry…
1. The Barber of Seville
Scheming lovers, ridiculous disguises and vocal fireworks. If you’re looking for a laugh, then The Barber of Seville is the opera for you!
When Rosina falls in love with mysterious young suitor Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo. Featuring music such as the iconic ‘Largo al factotum’ (trust us, you know the one – ‘Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!’), this opera is the perfect production for beginners.
2. The Sleeping Beauty
Cursed to an endless sleep after pricking her finger on a spindle, Princess Aurora awaits her true love to break the spell upon her. But will love ever find it’s way?
Dip your toe into the grandeur of ballet with The Sleeping Beauty – a sparkling, family-favourite classic, guaranteed to enchant all ages. No wonder it’s made it’s way into our top 5 Royal Opera House productions!
3. The Nutcracker
Need we say more? The renowned ballet, The Nutcracker, has earned it’s place on the top 5 leaderboard for it’s festive magic, stunning choreography and breath-taking visuals.
Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Set to music by Tchaikovsky, this marvellous production is sure to get you in the festive spirit.
4. La boheme
Love, passion and heartbreak. Get your tissues at the ready ladies and gents, as La boheme will definitely pull at the heart strings.
The plot follows Rodolfo, a penniless poet, and Mimì, who instantly fall in love (classic opera). But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill…
Featuring love duets and intimate arias, this opera had to be included in our top 5 list of Royal Opera House productions.
Last but not least, we have a new production of the timeless classic, Cinderella.
Be transported to an ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, as this glorious ballet ignites the Main Stage. With a fairytale ending and a sumptuous set design, you can’t go wrong!
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